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Jimerson Birr’s premises liability lawyers have developed an aggressive approach for defending against premises liability claims for catastrophic injury and wrongful death that pays off for our commercial property owner, operator and management clientele. Our premises liability team has proven that our dedicated and skilled legal counsel can protect the business and financial interests of our shopping center or retail chains, restaurants, hotels or other temporary lodging facilities, hospitals or nursing homes, vacant buildings, apartment complexes, or office buildings for claims involving premises liability and allegations of negligent security.

As part of our premises liability defense approach, Jimerson Birr attorneys work with clients to punctually, methodically, and thoroughly investigate all facts associated with an alleged accident. Our team uses its training and comprehensive knowledge of case law and state premises liability statutes to advance procedural and substantive legal defenses to mitigate liability. With Jimerson Birr’s hallmark work ethic, we conduct careful research into the relation of the injured party to the property, the causes of the accident, the extent of injuries, other parties that may be liable, loss prevention and mitigation efforts, and other salient information that may be utilized in defense. Our team is also able to engage expert witnesses to advance theories of the case in order to achieve desired goals, whether by trying cases or reaching a mutual resolution. Jimerson Birr’s premises liability defense team is comprised of seasoned trial attorneys, led only by lawyers who have tried numerous cases to verdict. Through our experience, we’ve learned that aggressive representation, combined with recognized expertise, often results in very favorable settlements. Our goal is always to develop a strategy for defense and resolution as early as possible. We pride ourselves on being able to handle defense work to conclusion efficiently, successfully and economically.

We provide a complete range of premises liability defense legal services, regularly offering counsel in areas such as:

  • Liability for assault, sexual assault and other security problems
  • Failure to follow safety codes
  • Failure to warn guests or other visitors about possible dangers
  • Liability for alcohol-related accidents
  • High exposure personal injury
  • Broken or uneven sidewalks or flooring
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Fallen debris or objects
  • Falls from heights
  • Elevator, escalator, stairway or handrail malfunctions or defects
  • Faulty doors or windows
  • Parking lot and access ramp injuries
  • Injuries arising from alleged defective conditions
  • False imprisonment and unlawful arrest
  • Negligence or improper maintenance of the premises
  • Negligent security
  • Negligently or dangerously displayed merchandise
  • Toxic chemical or fume exposure
  • Fires
  • Electrocution
  • Animal attacks
  • Swimming pool and public space injuries

Jimerson Birr is a premier law firm with a market-leading premises liability defense practice that is tailored to the nuances of the industries we serve. Our teams have a global perspective and strong Florida roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, passion and creativity to resolve premises liability defense challenges effectively and cost efficiently.

We’re honored to work with some of the world’s most accomplished organizations and the leaders who drive them. We know that on any given day our clients are confronting competition, corporate advancement, risk management, process and product innovation, resource allocation, efficiency stewardship and talent oversight problems; some days all the above. When our clients place premises liability defense matters with us, they enlist sets of broad shoulders that carry their burdens for them so that they no longer feel their weight. This deep business partnership will give us both an opportunity to be at our best.

We draw on the strength of our character and talents to deliver the best of our firm to every client through true collaboration. On those occasions where our client is concerned it may have erred or is accused of being in the wrong, we help them become right. We don’t confuse effort with results, and we focus on the immutable, allied goals at all times. Partnership with Jimerson Birr on premises liability defense matters means that you are not looking in any direction but ahead.

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Charles B. Jimerson
Charles B. Jimerson
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James O. Birr, III
James O. Birr, III
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