Summer Brings Increase In Premises Liability Claims
Summer in Miami offers plenty to do. Unfortunately, as the temperature soars and our area becomes more crowded with tourists, the risks of personal injuries increase. A premises liability claim involves injuries that occur on another person’s property, generally due to the property owner’s negligence. Our Miami personal injury lawyer explains more about these types of cases and the places where summer premises liability accidents are most likely to occur.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the duty of care a property owner or manager owes to invited guests or visitors. Under the Florida Statutes, they can be held liable for personal injuries that happen as a result of their negligence.
Negligence is a legal term that is at the heart of personal injury claims. It refers to actions an at-fault party takes that put others at risk or inactions on their part that could have prevented personal injuries. Common examples of negligence in premises liability claims include:
- Failure to provide routine property upkeep and maintenance;
- Failure to make repairs as needed;
- Failure to warn visitors of obvious dangers;
- Failure to address safety concerns.
Four Common Places Where Summer Accidents Most Likely To Occur
Premises liability accidents often involve slips and falls, getting struck by or against objects, and other types of mishaps. Four common places they are likely to occur during the summer months include:
- Public and Private Swimming Pools
The desire to beat the heat means public and private swimming pools are in high demand. Unfortunately, these are one of the most common places for personal injuries to happen. The National Safety Council (NSC) warns that accidental drownings spike during the months of June and July. These can happen when private pools do not have adequate fencing or when public pools fail to provide lifeguards or life saving equipment.
- Hotels and Resorts
Whether you are on vacation or get a day pass to your favorite resort, it is important to remain alert and aware of your surroundings. Negligent security, lack of fire safety, and generally dangerous conditions on resort grounds can all cause serious personal injuries.
- Amusement Parks
Crowds flock to amusement parks throughout the state during the summer. Unfortunately, a lack of proper precautions among park owners and managers can make serious and potentially life-threatening injuries more likely to happen. Not maintaining rides, not enforcing age limits or other precautions, and not making prompt repairs throughout the park are all common causes.
- Summer Concerts, Festivals, And Fairs
Crowd control is a serious issue at summer concerts and festivals. Concert organizers also need to use care when doing wiring, assembling stages, screening attendees, and in setting up fireworks displays.
Contact Our Miami Premises Liability Lawyer
Negligence on the part of property owners can leave you suffering serious personal injuries. At Pita, Weber & Del Prado, we help you hold them accountable. To get the compensation you deserve, call 305-670-2889 or contact our Miami premises liability lawyer online and request a consultation today.