Fort Pierce Premises Liability Lawyers

Whether you're visiting friends at their apartment complex or running errands around town, you have a reasonable expectation of safety. Since property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises and address any hazards in a timely manner, you should not have to worry about slick floors, crumbling concrete, unmarked thresholds, falling merchandise, uneven stairs, or broken railings.

Any one of these conditions can cause serious injuries that have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, the risks that poorly maintained premises pose are not enough for some property owners to abide by the duty of care they owe to invitees, licensees, and sometimes even trespassers.

If you were hurt because of a negligent property owner, you may be able to hold him or her financially accountable for all applicable damages. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, turn to Donaldson & Weston.

Our Fort Pierce premises liability attorneys will evaluate the circumstances of your accident to help you determine the most strategic way to proceed. Let us handle the logistics of your claim so you can focus on your health. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our strategic injury lawyers.

How Much is my Premises Liability Case Worth?

The expenses associated with treating unanticipated injuries can add up fast. In addition to direct costs like medical bills and home care, there are also indirect expenses like lost wages.

Because so much is at stake for accident victims, one of the first questions they typically ask a premises liability lawyer is, "How much is my claim worth?" Since every case is different, though, there is no way to predict the final settlement amount at the start of the proceedings.

A reputable attorney will go over all potential outcomes during the initial consultation and may even explain which ones are most likely based on the facts of the case and past experience; however, a lawyer who practices with honesty and integrity will never promise to achieve a particular outcome for you because there are so many variables at play. Factors that can affect the final settlement include:

  • Your own percentage of fault;

  • The liable party's insurance coverage limits;

  • Whether the liable party's actions were malicious, fraudulent, or especially negligent; and

  • The extent of the damages.

Although an attorney cannot guarantee a particular outcome, he or she can at least calculate a fair settlement amount so you know where to start the negotiations. You may be able to include the following losses in the settlement calculations:

  • Medical expenses;

  • Lost wages;

  • Lost benefits;

  • Loss of earning capacity;

  • Mental anguish;

  • Emotional distress;

  • Pain and suffering;

  • Scarring and disfigurement; and

  • Loss of enjoyment of life.