Premises Liability

Damages Claims For Accidents Caused By Dangerous Property Conditions

If you need advice about your legal options in the aftermath of an accident suffered on dangerous or badly maintained property, call the Panama City law firm of Bryant & Higby, Chtd., at 850-387-0910 for a free consultation about your personal injury claims.

Our AV Preeminent* civil litigation firm can meet the challenges of premises liability litigation in a wide variety of situations. Because Florida premises liability law typically requires the plaintiff to prove that the injury resulted from a property owner's negligence in keeping the building or grounds safe for visitors, patrons, guests or passers-by, there is often a question of fact as to whether the owner's lapses in maintenance or the victim's own carelessness was the greater factor in causing the injury.

Bryant & Higby, Chtd., has decades of experience with investigative and evidentiary strategies necessary to meet and overcome the defense of comparative negligence that the defendant is likely to raise in a premises liability lawsuit. Our ability to move quickly to preserve evidence and interview witnesses before corrective measures are taken by the owner can make a significant difference to the outcome of the case.

Our lawyers represent local residents and out-of-state visitors in premises liability litigation arising from such circumstances as:

  • Parking lot accidents
  • Falls on dark stairways, hallways or walkways
  • Falls on uneven sidewalks or parking lots
  • Injuries caused by loose handrails, falling overhead structures, or collapsing porches or balconies
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Playground accidents
  • Negligent security at apartment complexes, resorts, hotels, tourist camps, restaurants or nightclubs
  • Dog bites and other animal attacks

Premises liability law does not require a property owner to protect others from every conceivable risk of injury, nor does it relieve people of the general responsibility to watch where they are going. When an injury is caused by a hazard that a reasonable person cannot be expected to look out for, however, principles of premises liability will protect the injured person's right to collect damages from a negligent owner.

To learn how experienced, accomplished trial attorneys can work to protect your interests, call the Panama City premises liability lawyers of Bryant & Higby, Chtd., for a free consultation at 850-387-0910. You can also email the firm online.

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