The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established that employers needed to provide a safe and healthful workplace, free of all known dangers, for employees. This act also established the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, which oversees workplace safety and accidents. In addition to requiring a safe workplace, the act also provides access for…
Personal injury doesn’t happen only because someone hits you with a car. Someone’s property can also injure you. This could be a freak accident, but if it turns out that the property was neglected or a safety issue wasn’t made clear, the owner of that property could be held liable for creating a public danger.
We’ve collected stories of property owner liability on this page from news sources. Every story that we’ve collected links back to the original story for more information. We want to share instances of property owner liability to inform the public about what can happen.
One common form of property owner liability in Florida is pool injuries. Swimming is common and many homes have a pool. If you invite people over and someone hurts themselves, especially a child, you could be held liable. It all depends on the circumstances.
If, for example, some teens scale a locked fence to use your pool and they get hurt, your chances of liability will go down since they were trespassing and you had a locked gate to protect the pool. On the other hand, if you held a kid’s party and let them invitees play in the pool unattended, that could make you liable.
The intricacies of property owner liability require the services of a personal injury lawyer with experience in this field of law. The lawyers at Chalik Law can help you. Tell us your story and we’ll help you figure out just whose fault it was and what you might be able to do to protect yourself. Contact us today for a free consultation.