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PERSONAL INJURY

PREMISES LIABILITY

Premises liability cases arise in situations in which someone is injured as a result of property conditions that were not reasonably safe, such as a slip and fall accident, or if appropriate security was not provided.
Property owners owe a duty of care to the guests on their property. If a guest is injured due to the negligence of the owner of the property, the guest may receive monetary compensation for his or her injuries.

WHY CHOOSE EASTMOORE CRAUWELS & DUBOSE?

The attorneys at Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose have years of experience litigating premises liability cases. If you think you have been injured in a premises liability situation, we offer free consultations in our office or by phone, to discuss your case.

WHAT CONSTITUTES A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE?

Common premises liability cases include injuries resulting from:

  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Falling store products
  • Parking lot auto or pedestrian accidents
  • Assault resulting from insufficient security or lighting
  • Unsafe stairs, escalators, or elevators
  • Slippery floors
  • Road construction accidents
  • Lack of supervision accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Retail store accidents

Based on the reason the guest was on the property, property owners owe different levels of care. There are three classes of guests in the State of Florida.

Invitees: People who are invited onto the premises for the commercial benefit of the property owner. A common example is a customer at a store.

These guests are owed the highest level of care of the three classes. Property owners must inspect and fix their premises, as well as warn the invitees of any potential hazard. If property owners fail to inspect or warn, they may be liable for injuries caused as a result of a hazard on the premises that they should have been aware of.

Licensees: Social guests, such as family and friends. Licensees are invited to enter or remain on the property for non-commercial reasons.

Property owners owe licensees a lower standard of care than that of invitees. They can only be held liable for injuries caused by hazards they knew about, not those they should have known about.

Trespassers: People on the premises without permission.

Understandably, property owners owe a much lower standard of care to trespassers. The property owner is simply prohibited from intentionally installing hazards or traps on the premises in order to punish trespassers.

WHO MAY SUE

Someone injured as a result of a premises liability situation may bring suit against the property owner. Depending on the situation, the managers at a store or the vendors who place products may also be liable. For rental property, in some cases, the landlord may be liable while in other cases the tenant may be liable.

WHEN YOU MAY SUE

The statute of limitations in Florida for premises liability claims is four years from the time of the injury. After that, the victim may be barred from seeking compensation. There are very few exceptions to this rule, so it is best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

DAMAGES

The victim in a premises liability case may be awarded monetary compensation as a result of his or her injuries. This monetary compensation may include current and future medical bills, lost wages and lost future earning capacity, and physical and mental pain and suffering.

Consulting with an experienced attorney after a personal injury can be very helpful. The attorneys at Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose can evaluate your claim and help you understand your options. Call us today at 941-366-8888 or schedule a free consultation.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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7 years ago I was in a bad car accident & suffered a traumatic brain injury & when I walked into Mr. DuBose’s office, I thought I was just walking in there to hire an attorney but 7 years later I’ve realized I actually walked in there to hire someone who would end up being so much more than just an attorney. I hired someone who for the last 7 years of my life has not only been an advocate for my health care, he has also been the one who would call to check-in on me, make sure I was doing the best I could post-wreck & to let me know that he was still fighting for me. Mr. DuBose never treated me like I was just another client or just another paycheck, he treated me like I was a person whose life had changed forever while they were sleeping in the backseat of a car & for that, I am forever grateful. Nobody plans to be in a horrible car wreck that will change their life forever but they can plan to have Mr. DuBose’s business card on hand just in case it does happen.
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My wife was the victim in a horrific car accident. The care that Keith and Marcia showed us goes above and beyond anything we could have expected from a law firm. There is no way that an ordinary citizen could possibly navigate the insurance companies, hospitals, the opposing side, without the help of an attorney. Keith, Marcia, and the entire firm bring a great deal of honour to that profession. Should you ever be in need I can't recommend them highly enough.
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I was referred to Mr. DuBose when I was injured in an adverse auto collision. Mr. DuBose and his team has helped me to persevere through a difficult time in my life and helped me settled the case. I am very glad I chose this prestigious law firm. The whole team is extremely professional and supportive. Mr. DuBose is simply the best. He is very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I am very impressed with his legal aid, Christina, as well. She is always there to listen to your concerns and respond to you in a timely manner. My experience with this law firm has been very enjoyable, and I will be recommending it to family and friends.Thank you, Mr. DuBose and your team.
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Rick K.
Patricia Crauwels and Margaret Good represented our company very capably, and presented a compelling case in our recent jury trial. In fact, the jury found in our favor and dismissed the notion that we bore any liability due to this event (which was, frankly, unexpected). This was due to the excellent plan and hard work they both put forth on our behalf. We were very pleased with the outcome and would recommend Matthews Eastmoore for legal needs your company may have.Kudos and thanks, too, to Alisa Vizcarra, who organized us all and communicated with pleasant professionalism over the past 18 months.
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WRONGFUL DEATH

A “Wrongful Death” occurs when a person dies as a result of another’s negligence or malpractice.  The underlying principles of negligence and malpractice remain the same, only the measure of damages change.  A “Wrongful Death” can be caused by a negligent driver in an auto accident, a negligent driver in a truck accident, or from the negligence of a doctor or a hospital.  If the injured person survives, he or she is entitled to a recovery for personal injuries.  However, if the injured person dies, damages move from the injured person to the surviving spouse and in some cases to the decedent’s children or estate.  The claim must be brought by the decedent’s Personal Representative.  Like Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice claims, the lawyers of Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose have handled dozens of Wrongful Death actions and are well equipped to aggressively litigate the rights of all survivors.

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Patricia D. Crauwels

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Theodore C. Eastmoore

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