Premises Liability

Anyone who maintains a premises open to the public is required to maintain his or her property in a safe condition. This area of law is known as premises liability, and it applies to stores, shopping malls, parking lots and the common areas of condominiums such as pools and garden areas.

I'm Christopher Mast, a personal injury attorney in Naples, Florida. I often represent people who have been injured on someone else's property in Collier and Lee counties in southwest Florida. I also represent families that lose loved ones in drowning accidents, shootings and other accidents.

Representation in All Types of Premises Liability Claims

There are many ways in which negligent property owners can put your health and safety at risk. I have experience dealing with all types of complex premises liability claims, and can help the victims of:

  • Slip-and-fall injuries: In southwest Florida, slip-and-fall injuries often occur on marble floors or other floor surfaces that become slippery when wet. To prevent injuries to shoppers, store owners are required to clean up spills promptly and to place warning signs where floors are wet or slippery.
  • Security negligence: When businesses know or should know that crime is a problem in the area, they are required to take reasonable steps to safeguard shoppers. Reasonable steps may include installing lights or video cameras, hiring private security guards or asking local police to make extra patrols in the area.
  • Swimming pool accidents: To prevent children from drowning, swimming pools in Florida must be fenced, alarmed and have self-closing gates.
  • Dog bite injuries: When you own a dog in Florida, you are the insurer of that dog. If it bites someone, you will be responsible. Children are common victims of dog bites, and they can suffer serious scarring and psychological trauma.

Contact Me Today To Learn More

To obtain the right outcome in your premises case, it's important to select a lawyer who believes in your case as strongly as you do. I offer an initial telephone consultation so you can learn more about me and I can learn more about your case. I handle all slip-and-fall injury and other premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis.