Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. However, often property owners and businesses fail to maintain the premises, needlessly causing serious injuries to thousands of people each year. These cases often include uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators and broken steps. Just think about how many times you or someone you saw either tripped or slipped as a result of a dangerous condition. We have represented countless individuals injured in department stores, restaurants, grocery stores, banks, hospitals and other buildings open to the public.
In addition to your typical trip & fall or slip & fall cases another very serious type of premises liability case is the negligent security case. These cases are typically against hotels, shopping centers, and other businesses, who have a known problem with crime on their premises, yet have failed to protect their customers. Many of these cases involve victims who have been severely injured, raped and even killed as a result of the business establishment failing to protect its customers from known dangers.
Living in Florida, we often enjoy our free time by a pool. However, owning a pool is a serious responsibility considering that about 3,000 people, many of them children, drown each year in the United States and much more suffer seriously irreversible injuries. Drowning is the leading cause of all accidental deaths among small children (one to four years of age) and the second leading cause among all children from one to 14 years of age, following only motor vehicle accidents.
Drowning can occur in a number of places, including at public and private swimming pools, open recreational waterways such as lakes and ponds, spas, hot tubs and even in bathtubs. Negligence plays a part in many drowning and near-drowning cases, whether the cause is a lack of supervision or a problem with the premises. The attorney at The Barzakay Law Firm are well-versed in the intricacies of representing individuals and family members who are victims of such unfortunate accidents.
So, if you or someone you love was injured as a result of another’s negligence, please contact us immediately for a free consultation with one of our Florida car accident attorney.