In today's commercial climate, businesses open to the public are susceptible to claims of injuries sustained as a result of the business owners' failure to maintain a 'safe premises'. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, slip and fall accidents are a $36 billion a year problem in the country, with some of the most prevalent activity occurring in South Florida.
Florida used to be one of the more attractive states to file a slip and fall case due to a lower burden of proof on the injured party. That changed in 2010 when the playing field was evened in favor of the defendant and a new law placed the burden on the plaintiff (injured party) to demonstrate that the defendant had prior knowledge of the dangerous condition or should have anticipated the incident.
Our Premises Liability practice group provides effective litigation defense for insurance carriers, small businesses such as restaurants and retailers, large corporations, individual employers, landlords, governmental entities, and municipalities facing premises liability claims involving personal injuries, alleged physical defects, or even wrongful death.
These claims may have high-exposure and huge sums of money at stake for defendants and their insurance carriers. Whether the decision is to launch an aggressive defense to a claim or to mediate or settle the claim, we are able to offer our clients innovative and cost-effective strategies.
In addition to handling the defense of premises liability cases already filed, we will also work with clients from a proactive standpoint and provide assistance with risk management and loss prevention to reduce future liability exposure. By implementing basic safety tools and features, and creating a set of governing policies and procedures to ensure customer safety, ROIG Lawyers will tailor a program to suit the individual needs of our client.
We represent insurance companies, third party administrators and self insured entities including but not limited to hospitals, supermarkets, gas stations, retail stores and commercial and private properties.
We can provide you and your business with a defense in every aspect of premises liability including but not limited to:
- Slip/trip and falls
- Uneven walkways, sidewalks, parking lots
- Dog bites
- Negligent and inadequate security cases
- Failure to warn of hazardous areas
- Elevator/escalator incidents
- Attractive nuisances
- Simple Negligence/wrongful death
ROIG Lawyers' combined experience and background in investigating, uncovering and defending fraudulent claims help you prepare the best defense, utilizing all forms of discovery, social media and electronic databases available. Whether the decision is to launch an aggressive defense, mediate, or settle the claim early to limit fees and costs, our attorneys are able to offer our clients a tailored, cost effective strategy to suit every need and preference.