Why would a business owner need a Commercial Property Insurance lawyer?
Problems arise when a business owner expects to receive what they’re owed simply for filing a claim with their insurance company. Unfortunately for business owning victims of theft, fire, storm damage, or other commercial property damage insurance companies don’t play fair. Aside from property damage, accidents happen every day on commercial properties such as malls and big box stores.
Whether a victim slips and falls or suffers a concussion or brain injury from improperly shelved merchandise, it’s important that those who have come to harm while shopping, dining, or working are represented by lawyers that have the experience to get them through their recovery, on the medical side, as well as financially on the legal side.
Without an experienced Commercial Property Insurance lawyer, claims will be denied and no meaningful explanation will be given by the insurance company. This tactic is what’s known as Deny, Delay, Don’t Pay! If by chance the insurance company does pay out after months or even years of legal strife, the compensation is far less than the business owner is rightfully owed.
What is the standard of care required on a commercial property?
When out shopping, dining, or working, Florida’s diverse residents can fall victim to serious injuries when business owners fail to employ a standard of care on their property. Failing to uphold the standard of care can include but is not limited to:
- Improperly paved sidewalks or unsafe parking lots
- Lack of adequate lighting for businesses open after dark
- Malfunctioning security cameras or no security cameras on the property whatsoever
- Merchandise on shelves that are improperly built and/or not routinely serviced when in need of repair
- Failure to place Wet Floor signs in bathrooms and other areas where cleaning has recently taken place
Are victims entitled to compensation after sustaining injuries on a commercial property?
One of our Board Certified Commercial Property Insurance lawyers can offer legal advice during the initial consultation. As every Personal Injury case is different, it’s important that our lawyers know the specific facts of your case. If a victim comes to harm on while acting in a manner that can be considered safe and careful but still suffers life threatening injuries as a result of unsafe conditions that they were not reasonably able to be aware of, it’s possible that with legal representation, they will be able to obtain compensation.