Premises Liability
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Premises Liability Attorneys in Lakeland, FL

Slip & Fall Accidents & Other Injuries on Another’s Property

While visiting another’s property, you have the right to expect that you are on reasonably safe grounds. If you are injured because of an unforeseen hazard or any failure by the property owner to reasonably maintain or repair the premises, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. These are referred to as premises liability cases and involve property owner liability for injuries sustained by invitees, visitors, social guests, and even trespassers.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, bitten by a dog, or harmed because of inadequate security measures at a residential or commercial property, our Lakeland premises liability attorneys may be able to help. Dismuke Law serves Central Florida from offices in Lakeland and Tampa, fighting for people who have been injured as a result of property owner negligence and wrongdoing.

We can take on premises liability cases involving:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Negligent security personnel
  • Inadequate security measures
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog attacks

To find out how we can help you, call (863) 292-6922 for a free, private case review.

Duty of Care Owed by Florida Property Owners

In Florida, property owners have a certain duty of care owed to persons on their property:

  • Invitees and business visitors, such as customers at a store, are owed the highest duty of care with regular inspections and maintenance required to avoid hazardous conditions.
  • Social guests must be protected and warned of potential hazards.
  • Trespassers should not be intentionally harmed (some exceptions apply, such as acts in defense of self or others).

Premises liability cases can be highly complex. Establishing the duty of care and whether this duty was breached can be challenging, but our Lakeland premises liability lawyers have a firm understanding of Florida statutes and case law on these matters. We can identify property owner liability with accuracy to help our clients recover fair compensation.

Contact Dismuke Law today to find out what steps we can take to protect your interests. Call (863) 292-6922 today!


  • Decades of Experience

    Dave has dedicated 15 years and a significant portion of his practice to auto accidents and has well-trained staff in place to help you.

  • We Treat Clients with Excellent Personal Service, Respect & Dignity

    Our core belief is that every detail must be studied, that every adversary must be out prepared and outworked and that every client must be treated like they are family.

  • Personal Injury is All We Do

    Dave is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and focuses his practice on automobile accidents.

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Proven Track Record of Success

  • $10 Million Judgment - Polk County

    Judgment of $10 million for a client due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

  • $7.25 Million Jury Verdict - Polk County

    Polk County jury awards judgment for wrongful death case.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Wrongful death auto accident settlement for $1,100,000.

  • $800 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke negotiates a settlement in disputed causation surgery.

  • $754 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hardee County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke obtains a verdict in Hardee County.

We Remove the Fear  of Going Through the Process of a Personal Injury Claim

The team at Dismuke Law understands how our clients are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day.