Can Invitees and Licensees File a Premises Liability Claim?
An invitee is an individual who is invited onto another party’s property for business or commercial reasons, while a licensee is an individual who enters another party’s property for non-business or non-commercial reasons (i.e., social gatherings). Follow along to find out whether invitees and/or licensees may file a premises liability claim and how a Hillsborough County slip and fall lawyer at The Frank Santini Law Firm can help you navigate this.Get Your Case Started
How can invitees and licensees file a premises liability claim?
Put simply, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim as either an invitee or a licensee. In addition, our team may be able to help you with a claim if you trespassed on the other party’s property.
This is because, in the state of Florida, all property owners hold a duty of care to maintain their premises in a safe condition. And so, a premises liability claim is possible if the following are true:
- You were an invitee or a licensee and a property owner owed you a duty of care.
- There was a hazardous condition on the property owner’s premises.
- This hazardous condition was either created by the property owner, known by the property owner, or otherwise should have been known by the property owner.
- The property owner did not take steps toward repairing this hazardous condition promptly.
- You suffered slip and fall injuries and damages as a direct result of this hazardous condition.
What damages can I recover from my premises liability claim?
If you are able to successfully prove the above point as true, then you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages from your premises liability claim. Examples of both are as follows:
- Economic damages:
- Current and future lost wages from being unable to return to work.
- The cost of your necessary surgeries.
- The cost of your hospital stays.
- The cost of your necessary in-home care.
- Non-economic damages:
- Your loss of enjoyment of life.
- Your physical and mental pain and suffering.
- Your loss of consortium.
What is Florida’s deadline for premises liability claims?
We understand that you require a certain amount of time to heal from your slip and fall. But once you determine your eligibility for a premises liability claim, we recommend that you file as immediately as you can. This is because Florida has a deadline (i.e., a statute of limitations) for these claims, which is usually four years from the date of your accident.
Whenever you are ready, a Riverview personal injury lawyer is able and willing to speak with you. Call our firm to schedule your initial consultation today.