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Premises Liability Lawsuits Over Commercial Property Injuries

By Steve Charpentier on February 17, 2015

A woman shopping at the storeWe at the Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. fight diligently for all of our clients and their loved ones. With offices in Melbourne, Cocoa, and Titusville, we are able to serve people throughout Central Florida and provide diligent legal counsel and advice.

This kind of legal assistance is important for premises liability lawsuits, which hold property owners accountable for injuries. We'd like to consider these lawsuits with regard to commercial properties right now.

Defining the Term "Commercial Property"

Commercial property is a term that is applied to various kinds of buildings that are intended to generate a profit, either through rental income or capital gains.

Common Commercial Property Categories

There are generally considered to be six kinds of commercial properties:

  • Retail/Restaurant - As you probably guessed, this category is used to describe stores of various sizes and eateries of all kinds.
  • Office Buildings - Any sort of small office or large building containing various professional businesses are covered by this category.
  • Industrial - This is a broad category for various industrial locations, such as warehouses and large industrial buildings in general.
  • Multifamily - Apartment complexes and high-rise apartment buildings are classified as multifamily commercial properties.
  • Land - This means any sort of owned yet undeveloped property. In this condition, the land may just be a field or a rural area.
  • Miscellaneous - This category covers various kinds of non-residential properties that are not classifiable by the categories above, including medical facilities, hospitals, self-storage facilities, hotels, motels, and so forth.

Types of Injuries That Might Occur on Commercial Property

Given the diverse array of properties covered by the term "commercial property," there are many different kinds of injuries that may occur in these locations.

When it comes to premises liability lawsuits, the injuries are the result of owner negligence are of the most concern. In many cases, this tends to involve unsafe conditions of various kinds, such as wet floors, loose wires, poor maintenance and upkeep, tripping and slipping hazards, falling hazards, and so forth.

What Property Owners Should Consider to Make Things Safe

Owners of a commercial property and any employees who are present need to consider safety standards and common senses practices that ensure that all people present on the property—employees, patrons, and guests—will not be harmed. Failure to make safety and cleanliness a priority at a property may be considered negligence and grounds for a lawsuit.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You with Your Legal Needs

Our legal team will look into all of the circumstances of your accident and injury in order to determine who was at fault. We will fight diligently to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable and that you receive damages to cover all medical expenses and address the hardships that you and your loved ones have had to face as a result of your injury.

Speak with the Attorneys of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.

To learn more about your legal rights following a serious injury on commercial property, it's important that you contact our personal injury law firm today. We at the Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. will fight diligently for you so that you receive just compensation for injuries sustained and hardships endured.

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