It is not uncommon in Florida to go to an outdoor concert as well as other entertaining events. The sad reality is, however, that not all outdoor events turn out to be safe places. Many people in Florida and throughout the United States are injured each year at outdoor events. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and in some cases, they can be fatal. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in an outdoor event, it is important to speak to a Miami premises liability attorney who understands the nuances of personal injury law.
Outdoor concerts, art walks, street fairs, festivals, and sporting games are just a few examples of outdoor events that are frequent in Florida. If you were injured in an accident at an outdoor event caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Injuries at outdoor events can happen in a variety of ways, such as slip and falls, objects falling from a height, gas explosions, uneven ground, faulty handrails, and other dangerous conditions that harm victims.
Premises liability laws are a set of rules that govern accidents caused by defective property conditions. These claims are rooted in the theory of negligence. Negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable care in one’s actions that causes an injury to someone else. Under Florida law, property owners must keep their premises in reasonably safe conditions for those who enter the land. These cases are complicated, and liability often depends on the status of the visitor. A visitor may be an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser. In the context of outdoor events that you have paid to attend, you would be considered an invitee and would be owed the highest duty of care. A property owner must warn invitees of any dangers on the land.
In some cases, more than one party may be liable for your injury. This is why it is crucial to work with an attorney who can thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, including identifying all potentially at-fault parties.
Outdoor accidents can have serious consequences, such as disability, disfigurement, and even death. As a result, if the defendant is found liable, you may be able to recover certain damages, including medical bills, lost income and wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. If you’ve lost a loved one due to an outdoor event accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party and seek wrongful death damages, such as funeral expenses, medical expenses prior to death, loss of companionship, and more.
The Law Offices of Robert Dixon has helped many South Florida residents resolve their premises liability claims. You can trust that our Miami injury attorneys have the skill, dedication, and experience to handle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and determine the viability of your claim. To discuss your case in more detail, do not hesitate to call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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