Premises Liability Lawyer

Vero Beach, FL



Being injured is never on someone’s to-do list, but being injured because of someone else’s negligence is a completely different story. In Florida, it is the legal responsibility of a landowner or tenant of a property to keep the area safe for others. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of someone’s failure to comply with this requirement, you might be able to hold the property owner liable for your injuries.

Vero Beach Premises Liability & Slip and Fall Lawyers

Premises liability lawyers are focused on educating their clients about the best possible outcomes for their unique situations. At Gould Cooksey Fennell, we’re proud to represent residents from all over Vero Beach in their premises liability claims. Our clients come to us because we’re passionate about what we do, and we work tirelessly to help them achieve optimal compensation when someone has harmed them. We provide personalized attention to each case we handle, and we’re focused on getting justice for everyone. We care about the Vero Beach and Indian River County residents like they’re part of our own family.

Property Owner Expectations in Florida

In Florida, “reasonable care” is the duty that all people have to act rationally or logically when faced with circumstances that could lead to personal injury. Negligence, on the other hand, refers to people’s failure to exercise a degree of reasonable care in order to minimize others’ risks of harm. Negligence—and a lack of reasonable care—serve as the basis for many personal injury cases in Florida, including slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, and even car accidents.

Premises negligence cases must be handled quickly because attorneys need to be able to prove that the property owner or manager was negligent or failed to act in a reasonable manner to fix an issue. This is why it’s imperative to hire a premises liability lawyer as soon as you incur a personal injury that was caused by the negligence of a property owner.


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Our firm is here to take that burden off of our clients and handle their claim completely. We will help you get the compensation you deserve.


Notable Premises Liability Settlements and Verdicts

Medical Negligence claim arising out of a breach in the standard of care by failing to follow physician’s orders and hospital policies with regard to timely assessments of the Plaintiff and her vital signs; failing to recognize signs of respiratory distress; and failing to follow hospital policies regarding recording and disposal of PCA morphine.


Who Can File Premises Negligence Cases?

The duty of care depends on the type of plaintiff. In Florida, there are three main plaintiff types:

  • Trespassers. This type of plaintiff has the lowest duty of care. A property owner can’t actively set up hazardous conditions or intentionally harm a trespasser.
  • Licensees. These individuals specifically have permission to be on the owner’s property for anything other than business.
  • Professional Invitee. These people are invited to the premises to conduct business.

Common Premises Liability Claims


Premises liability claims often come from everyday occurrences. People often suffer serious harm due to negligent and reckless property owners, which can result in a range of injuries and illnesses that may last for days, weeks, or years.

The premises liability attorneys at Gould Cooksey Fennell represent clients who have been harmed in many different ways, including the following:

  • Retail store accidents
  • Dog attacks
  • Drowning in swimming pools
  • Escalator accidents
  • General slip-and-fall incidents


Premises liability cases can take years, so it’s important to consult an attorney as soon as you suspect there’s been negligence. Florida has a four-year statute of limitations on premises negligence, so you don’t want to wait to file your claim.

Economic Damages Resulting from Premises Liability Injuries

Injuries resulting from premises negligence can be quite expensive. Besides medical bills and physical therapy, you might not be able to go to work for a period of time, which can result in lost wages. Injuries can happen anywhere, and the pain and suffering that can be caused by them sometimes feel insurmountable. That’s why you need an excellent team of attorneys on your side. The premises liability attorneys at Gould Cooksey Fennell have helped our clients benefit from lawsuits with an array of premises injury cases, including:

  • Short and long-term medical care
  • Physical and mental therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Daily quality of life changes
  • Permanent disability
  • Lost employment

Why Hiring an Experienced Premises Negligence Attorney is Crucial

The attorneys at Gould Cooksey Fennell can help investigate the accident area and prove gross negligence in the event of a serious injury. Our lawyers can examine witnesses and gather necessary information. We can even help negotiate medical bills and send payments on your behalf so you can be with your loved ones while you’re recovering.


If any of this information is new to you, you need us on your side. Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys specialize in medical malpractice, surgical malpractice, and health care negligence. Our job, as an experienced team of lawyers, is to help investigate the terrible situation you’ve endured on your behalf and determine the causes that lead to the medical error.

SCHEDULE A CALL WITH A Premises Liability Slip & fall Lawyer

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s premises as a result of their own negligence, reach out to our team today. The longer you wait, the harder it is to prove your case. Gould Cooksey Fennell proudly represents clients around the Indian River County area. We serve clients in Treasure Coast, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Stuart, as well as Vero Beach.

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