Jensen Beach Premises Liability Attorneys

Premises liability is a legal concept that refers to a property owner's duty of care to licensees, invitees, and-in rare cases-trespassers. Licensees are individuals who have permission to be on the property but are typically there for their own amusement, like social guests. Invitees, on the other hand, are individuals who are legally allowed to be on the premises and are there for the property owner's benefit. Examples include patrons and contractors.

Trespassers are those who do not have the right to be on the premises at all; however, property owners have a duty of care to them in certain circumstances because of a legal doctrine called "attractive nuisance." If there is a pool or trampoline on the premises, for example, the owner must take reasonable measures to protect minors, even if they wander onto the property unlawfully and unannounced. Additionally, trespassers of any age may have grounds for a claim if the property owner intentionally created conditions designed to cause harm, such as setting up "traps."

If you or someone in your family was hurt as a licensee, invitee, or trespasser, turn to Donaldson & Weston. Our Jensen Beach premises liability lawyers will evaluate the circumstances of the accident to determine the most strategic way to proceed. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

Qualities to Look for in a Jensen Beach Premises Liability Lawyer

If you were hurt on a poorly maintained property, a seasoned attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Unless you have experience working with personal injury lawyers, though, you may not know what to look for in legal counsel.

Fortunately, it is relatively easy to find a reputable attorney as long as you keep a few factors in mind. Qualities to value in a lawyer include:

  • Relevant Experience: Personal injury law encompasses numerous practice areas, from medical malpractice to defective products. Since it is so broad, you should find an attorney who has experience resolving cases that involve premises liability specifically.

  • Satisfied Clients: Word of mouth can be invaluable when it comes to choosing a lawyer. Ask friends and coworkers for referrals, read testimonials online, and look up your top choices on local rating sites to see what past clients have to say about them.

  • A Track Record of Success: The best firms will have a history of securing sizable settlements and verdicts for injured parties.

  • Integrity & Honesty: The claims process is unpredictable, and even the most experienced attorneys cannot promise to achieve a particular outcome for clients. Look for a lawyer who will have open, honest, and candid discussions about your case without making any guarantees.