Types of Liability in Florida Personal Injury Cases

Types of Liability in Florida Personal Injury Cases

Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Sometimes, they occur due to a person’s own doing. Other times, they can happen as a result of another person’s failure to provide the lawful standard of care. A personal injury accident is when someone is injured at the expense of another person’s negligence. When this happens, the injured party may want to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. In doing so, it is important for the injured party to know who is at fault for the injury.

Premises Liability

Premises liability cases happen if an individual became injured because another party does not take care of their property and ensure that it is safe for others. Situations that fall under premises liability law can include slip and fall accidents, dangerous conditions, defective security, inadequate maintenance, school negligence, and more.

Property owners in Florida have a legal obligation to maintain safe property conditions. This is so that people who come onto their property are safe and cannot be harmed. This means they can be held responsible for individuals who are injured on their property as a result of hazardous conditions. As a property owner, they must make repairs to their property, warn people about unsafe conditions, ensure the property is safe, and provide necessary security measures.

To prove another party is responsible for an injury, the injured party must prove two things: the party was responsible for taking care of the property they were injured on and their injuries were a direct result of this party’s failure to do so.

Product Liability

A product liability case is seen when a person becomes injured as a result of a defective product. This can happen if a mistake is made or manufacturers deviate from protocol during production. When this happens, products can become faulty and injure a consumer. There are three main categories of defects seen in product liability cases:

  • Design defect: When a designer does not account for a user’s safety when creating the product
  • Manufacturer defect: When a manufacturer strays from the usual production process, causing the product to injure someone
  • Failure to warn: When a company fails to provide a warning label for a product that can hurt someone if it used incorrectly

Statute of Limitations

It is important for people who are injured in a personal injury accident to know that there is a statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit. This requires an injured party to file a claim for a personal injury lawsuit within a certain amount of time or they will no longer be able to do so. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Florida is four years.

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If you or someone you know was injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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