Property owners are expected to keep their property in good repair. When property owners fail to do this and someone is injured as a result, victims of injuries can pursue a legal case to get compensation for the costs of their injuries. Lack of maintenance can be an issue in premises liability claims in Miami and other communities. If someone is injured due to poor maintenance, they can pursue a claim. Inadequate maintenance can also be an issue in inadequate security claims in Miami and other communities. If someone is attacked or becomes the victim of a crime because a property owner failed to maintain a property and its security systems, the victim can pursue a claim.
If you have sustained a serious injury and you think that the injury may have been caused by someone’s recklessness or negligence, contact a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group, for example, have more than twenty-five years of experience handing premises liability and personal injury claims in Miami and across South Florida. You can always reach the Flaxman Law Group with your questions.What Can Lead to Premises Liability Claims in Miami and Other Communities
In many cases, inadequate maintenance occurs due to negligence. A property owner may not take the care to ensure that a property is safe for business customers and for visitors. In some cases, property owners also cut corners on maintenance in order to save money. When this happens, tragedy can result. For example, if a business owner does not fix a crooked step that can result in a serious slip and fall injury in Miami or wherever the business is located. If a florist shop does not fix a low door, a customer may sustain a serious head injury in that Miami store. Business owners, especially, have an obligation to customers to check for maintenance issues and fix them before an accident results.
Inadequate maintenance can include:
- Spills that are not cleaned up promptly
- Lack of security cameras in dangerous neighborhoods
- Broken locks
- Broken windows or glass
- Uneven, broken, or missing steps
- Cracked sidewalks or tiles
- Poor lighting
- Overgrown vegetation
- Loose handrails
- Cluttered walkways or aisles
- Fallen merchandise
- Unrepaired fixtures
Property owners have an obligation to correctly maintain their properties. When they fail to do so, and that negligence leads to a serious injury, injured parties may have a right to pursue compensation to pay for medical costs, lost income, and other expenses that can result from a serious injury. If you believe you may have a premises liability claim in Miami or in another South Florida community, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to discuss your situation. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has more than 25 years of experience helping personal injury victims across South Florida get the compensation that they deserve. Our compassionate and caring legal team can meet with you in a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your options.