Newberry Premises Liability Lawyer

Newberry Premises Liability Lawyer

Were you injured because of something dangerous on someone else’s property in Newberry, FL? You may have a valid premises liability case. An experienced Newberry premises liability lawyer at Allen Law Firm, P.A. can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, disability, pain, suffering, and more.

We have over 100 years of experience in personal injury and insurance law. We know how to win big when it counts the most–and we’ve already recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims.

If you have questions about your legal rights, call our law offices in Newberry, Florida, to schedule a free consultation today with a Newberry premises liability attorney at (877) 255-3652.

How Allen Law Firm, P.A. Can Help With Your Newberry Premises Liability Claim 

How Allen Law Firm, P.A. Can Help With Your Newberry Premises Liability Claim

Allen Law Firm, P.A. is an award-winning personal injury law firm. In addition to more than a century of legal experience, our team has been recognized with a Perfect-10 Avvo Rating and an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Hiring our Newberry personal injury lawyers means you’ll have a legal team to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive investigation
  • Analyze the evidence to determine who is liable for your injuries
  • Work with top-rated experts and specialists as needed to strengthen your case
  • Defend you when insurance companies try to blame you for getting hurt
  • Find out how much your injury claim is really worth
  • Demand fair compensation and reject lowball settlement deals
  • Negotiate for the maximum compensation available

Insurance companies aren’t on your side. Even if the property owner’s liability seems clear, they have many strategies that can be used to fight your claim or convince you to accept a lowball settlement.  

Our Newberry personal injury attorneys handle insurance claims every day. We know the tactics insurance companies will use–and we know how to beat them.  

We’re always here to discuss your Newberry, FL, premises liability case, so give us a call and schedule a consultation today with a Newberry premises liability attorney. 

What Is Premises Liability in Florida?

Florida premises liability laws hold property owners liable for failure to maintain their property.  When property owners allow others onto the property, they become subject to certain legal obligations. That includes a duty to keep the property reasonably safe to prevent injuries to invited guests and visitors.

What Do I Have to Prove to Recover Compensation in a Florida Premises Liability Case?

Premises liability cases are based on negligence. You don’t automatically recover compensation if you’re injured on someone else’s property.  

You’ll first have to establish:

  • The scope of the property owner’s legal duty of care
  • A breach of duty occurred
  • The breach directly caused some type of harm
  • The level of damages you suffered

The scope of the owner’s duty will depend on why you were visiting.  

Business Invitees

Most premises liability cases are brought against business owners. When you visit a place that’s generally open for business (or a public space), you’re classified as an invitee.

For example, you’re an invitee when you visit:

  • Restaurants 
  • Shopping centers and stores
  • Office buildings
  • Sports complexes
  • Entertainment venues
  • Hotels 
  • Hospitals 
  • Colleges and universities
  • Schools 
  • Government buildings
  • Public parks

Property owners owe invitees a duty to fix dangerous property conditions, warn them about non-obvious dangers, and conduct regular property inspections to identify new or hidden dangers.

To win a premises liability case, you generally must prove:

  • The owner knew or reasonably should have known, about a dangerous property condition
  • The owner had a reasonable amount of time to fix the danger
  • The owner didn’t fix the hazard and failed to provide adequate warning
  • The dangerous condition wasn’t reasonably obvious
  • You were injured because of the hazard

Of course, you must also establish the amount of damages you suffered because of the injury.


When you visit the property for your social reasons, you’re classified as a licensee. Property owners have more limited duties toward licensees. While they must warn you about non-obvious dangers, they don’t have to inspect the premises. In other words, as a licensee, you can only recover compensation based on dangers the owner knew about.

Trespassers and the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine

Premises liability laws generally don’t protect adult trespassers. However, property owners do have a duty to keep young children safe from foreseeable harm.  

This is called the attractive nuisance doctrine. Owners can be held liable when young children are attracted to their property because of something dangerous that’s likely to attract children.  Swimming pools and abandoned appliances are examples.  

When an attractive nuisance exists on the premises, the owner has a duty to take steps to prevent children from trespassing and sustaining injuries.

What Types of Evidence Can Be Used to Prove My Case?

It’s important to start gathering evidence quickly after you’re injured on someone else’s property.  Property owners are known for fixing unsafe conditions immediately after the danger causes an injury.

When we’re investigating your case, our lawyers will search for:

  • Video surveillance footage 
  • Statements from witnesses and employees
  • Property inspection and maintenance records
  • Evidence about the owner’s inspection procedures
  • Employee training policies
  • Evidence of past safety violations and complaints
  • Building code violations
  • Area crime maps in cases involving negligent security
  • Accident reports

In the most complex cases, we can even bring in accident reconstruction experts to testify about why your injuries occurred.

What Is My Newberry Premises Liability Claim Worth?

The value of your personal injury case depends on many factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your costs, including medical treatment costs
  • The value of any lost income during recovery
  • Your prognosis for making a full recovery
  • How the injury will impact your future earnings and quality of life
  • Whether you share fault for your injuries
  • The strength of the evidence

It’s impossible to provide an accurate estimate before we examine the facts. To get more information, call us today for a free case review.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims in Newberry?

Florida personal injury laws classify compensatory damages based on whether they compensate victims for financial or non-financial losses.

Financial losses are called economic damages and commonly include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Property damage

Examples of your non-economic damages may include:

When our lawyers in Newberry are assessing your case value, we’ll evaluate all of the specific damages you’ve suffered. Every one of those losses will factor into your case value.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Newberry?

Our Newberry premises liability attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. When we win compensation for you, we take a set percentage. There are never any up-front fees, and you pay nothing unless we win.

Can I Recover Damages from the Property Owner if I’m Being Blamed for an Injury in Florida?

You lose your right to damages entirely once your share of fault equals or exceeds 51%. Under this modified comparative negligence law, your compensation is reduced in proportion to your share of fault if you’re partly responsible, but your share of fault is less than 51%.

Our Newberry Premises Liability Attorneys Will Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

At Allen Law Firm, P.A., we’re here to help with any type of injury claim, including those involving:

Our wrongful death attorneys in Newberry are here to fight for you if you lose a loved one in a fatal accident.

We Handle All Types of Premises Liability Claims in Newberry, FL

Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability case, but premises liability laws cover any type of injury sustained on someone else’s property.

Examples include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Negligent security (assault and sexual assault)
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Workplace accidents
  • Missing guardrails and safety protection
  • Falls from heights
  • Bed bugs and hotel accidents
  • School and daycare accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Exposure to toxic substances and chemicals
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Elevator accidents
  • Negligent property maintenance

You may have rights anytime you were injured due to dangerous property conditions on someone else’s property.  To learn whether you have a case, call for a free case evaluation today.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After an Accident in Florida?

You have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit in Florida. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Unless a rare exception applies, the law prevents you from seeking compensation after two years have passed.

Call a Newberry Premises Liability Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Our team at Allen Law Firm, P.A. is here to help you understand your right to compensation after an injury in Newberry, FL. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Newberry premises liability lawyer who will fight for the full compensation you deserve.