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Premises Liability FAQs Video

Personal injury law deals with a host of many serious circumstances, not just car or motorcycle accident injuries. At the Goldberg Noone law firm, we have experienced and skilled attorneys who help victims of a poorly maintained or constructed public property, or who have been hurt because of inadequate security at a mall, hotel or sports venue.

Goldberg Noone partner and premises liability attorney Sheba Abraham has a complete and thorough grasp of the laws involved in an injury sustained on a public property, and points out things are not always as they first appear. “Just because a person has been hurt when they fell in a grocery store doesn't automatically mean they're entitled to money for their injuries”, Abraham says. “There are hundreds of factors that need to be determined, which is what we do as attorneys representing people who've been hurt at a mall, on a school campus or at a hotel or motel”.

While it's true that the owners and management of a public property have a legal duty to provide a safe environment to those who go there, there are many complexities within Florida law that govern their accountability in the event someone is hurt on their property. If someone trips over a department store display, it does not necessarily mean it was the fault of the store management. If there was water on the floor of a grocery chain, was it marked to the degree that a reasonable person would assume they should not walk in that area?

“When we represent people hurt in some type of public place, we assemble an aggressive team to uncover the real facts of the case”, Abraham points out. “We watch countless hours of store videos, we interview any eye witnesses to the event, any involved store or hotel employees, and hire the best expert engineers and design safety professionals to prove our case, and to negotiate for the optimum amount of financial compensation for our clients' injuries”.

Being hurt in a public location can involve any number of scenarios and circumstances. Many ATM machines are located in notoriously unsafe areas, and are without working lighting at night. There are apartment complexes in Southwest Florida that have a widely-acknowledged reputation for violent crime with the police, with a very high number of police calls to the location. There a number of sports fields and arenas in this area that are older, and may not have been continually and adequately maintained in order to provide an expectancy of safety on the premises.

One of the most crucial things to keep in mind after being hurt in a public place is to act fast. Calling the Goldberg Noone law firm to get immediate answers to your legal questions is your best defense in making sure you're not taken advantage of, and that all of your legal rights are fully and aggressively defended. In cases involving premises liability, you'll often have an initial reaction of ambiguity, or complete lack of acknowledgement from the alleged negligent party on the other side. They, and their attorneys, will often deny the existence of any pertinent video surveillance tapes, and delay for months providing what they have been asked for.

By having a team of premises liability attorneys on your side from the very beginning, you will be alerting the at-fault parties that you mean business, and will not fade away and forget about your injuries. Going up against the giant corporations and their insurance companies can take months, if not years, and it is best left to those who deal with premises liability cases every day.

Abraham knows that the last thing you want to hear is confusing legal talk when you call Goldberg Noone law firm with your questions. “We're always very honest with everyone who calls us with a legal question”, she says. “We don't take every potential case that people feel they may have, and there are many that we just don't feel will make a suitable action against another party. We'll always give you a straight-forward evaluation of the specific facts in your case, and let you know our honest opinion on whether legal action is warranted, or not”.

Quick answers to any question about your situation are always just a phone call away by calling 239-461-5508. It never costs a thing to speak to a skilled and highly-qualified premises liability attorney to determine how we may be able to help.


People who hire a good attorney greatly increase the chances of winning their case. If your personal legal situation has you wondering if you need a lawyer or not, give us a call at 239-461-5508. We can sit down with you, no charge, to talk about your situation, and help you make that decision. You may decide you could use our firm on your side.


We, at The Goldberg Law Firm, are dedicated to standing up for the rights and protection of victims of negligence and to seeing justice done. We will continue to direct our combined knowledge, determination, and drive to the limits for each and every one of our clients. The results are record-breaking jury verdicts, real relationships with our clients, and legislative breakthroughs.