Premises Liability

Tampa Bay Premises Liability Attorney

UNDERSTANDING PREMISES LIABILITY LAWS

Property ownership brings with it considerable rights and freedoms, but it also imposes certain responsibilities and liabilities upon the owner. When a property owner invites guests, patrons, or customers onto his or her property, he or she also accepts a certain level of responsibility to ensure the safety of the guest. If someone is injured as a result of hazards about which the owner knew – or reasonably should have known – then the owner may be held legally liable for the accident. It is necessary to prove that the owner failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the accident, such as by cleaning a spill on the floor, repairing a broken handrail, or installing safety equipment or warning signs.

EXAMPLES OF PREMISES LIABILITY CASES

Provided that you were not acting negligently and that the accident should have been prevented, you may be entitled to claim full compensation for your accident. For example, if a child is injured or killed in a swimming pool accident, then it may be possible to recover monetary damages by pointing to the fact that the owner of the property did not install a four-sided fence with a self-latching gate to keep unattended children out. Similarly, if a store owner fails to clean a spill, a customer may have grounds to sue for injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident. If you are wondering whether or not you can receive compensation, a Tampa Bay personal injury lawyer from our firm can review your case to determine your eligibility.

LET US FIGHT FOR YOU

We work tirelessly to help our clients claim fair compensation for their injuries and we look forward to getting started on your case! If you believe that you may have grounds for a premises liability claim, our premises liability attorney from our firm can come to meet with you at the hospital or in your home and will be able to answer your questions and help you determine how much your claim may be worth.