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Premises Liability Lawyers in Naples

Protecting You from Negligent Property Owners

Premises liability law deals with people who are injured on other people’s property due to negligence or a failure to maintain safe conditions. These injuries can come about in any number of ways, including negligent security, slip and fall accidents, hotel or amusement park swimming pool injuries, and more. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for compensation. Using compensation, you can help pay for costly hospital bills, damaged property, disability expenses, rehabilitation fees, and more.

At Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, our premises liability attorneys in Naples have been protecting the rights of our clients since 1975. As you can imagine, we’ve developed a firm grasp of the relevant laws, procedures, and paperwork over the past 42 years. We can provide you with effective and personalized representation at every stage of the legal process while ensuring your rights and best interests are fully protected. Let our skilled attorneys help you get the financial resources you need and deserve.

To learn more about premises liability law or how our lawyers can help you, please either contact us online or call us today at (239) 774-2229.Call now and speak with our premises liability lawyers in Naples.

Premises Liability Law in Florida

Property owners in Florida have certain obligations to meet in order to ensure that people who are on their property do not suffer injuries. However, there are varying levels of care that they need to meet, which are dependent on what type of visitor enters their property. Typically, there are three types of visitors, which are licensees, business invitees, and trespassers. Property owners need to meet the highest level of care for business invitees, second highest level of care for licensees, and lowest level of care for trespassers.

  • Business invitees are people who enter the property for reasons relating to business, such as those who stop at a gas station for gas, shop at a boutique to buy clothes, enter a grocery store to buy food, and so on. For this classification of people, property owners need to regularly inspect their business for any potential dangers and repair or provide adequate notice of these dangers to their invitees. This level of care also holds property owners liable for dangers on their premises that they should have reasonably known about.
  • Licensees are social guests, such as family members, friends, and others who enter the property for social reasons, such as an anniversary celebration or birthday party. However, this classification also includes those who were initially not invited, such as a friend or neighbor stopping by unannounced. For this classification of visitors, property owners are required to repair any unsafe conditions and maintain the property in a reasonably safe manner. This includes warning visitors of known dangers.
  • Trespassers are those who enter a property without permission. However, property owners still owe trespassers a level of care to prevent reckless or intentional injury. As an example, a property owner would face potential liability if they set up a trip wire that could cause harm to a trespasser by triggering a harmful explosive or another device. When the property owner discovers the trespasser, the owner is obligated to warn the trespasser of any potential dangers.

To learn more or to schedule a case evaluation with our premises liability attorneys in Naples, contact us today at (239) 774-2229.