The dedicated premises liability attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have the skills and experience to conduct a thorough investigation and prepare a compelling case that helps you obtain the maximum possible compensation. Our attorneys are passionate about representing clients in premises liability and know how to win these cases for the most money possible. There is no better place to turn than Carlson Meissner & Hayslett when dealing with this type of Florida personal injury or wrongful death. 

What is Considered Premises Liability in Florida?

Premises liability is a general term for describing various incidents involving getting injured on someone else’s property. This can be anything from a slip-and-fall incident to a criminal attack. Homeowners, business owners, and other property owners owe two primary duties to the people that are legally present on the property:

  • Duty to maintain: To keep the property in a reasonably safe condition
  • Duty to warn: To let legal visitors know of any latent or concealed hazards on the property

Just because you got injured on someone else’s property doesn’t make them legally liable for your injuries. You must also prove that the owner breached one of the two duties. An accomplished premises liability attorney from Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can identify fault and gather enough proof to establish liability. These are a few examples of property-related accidents and injuries:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fire hazards
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals and fumes
  • Negligent or inadequate security
  • Animal attacks and dog bites
  • Sexual assault and violent crimes
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Escalator and elevator accidents
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Determining Liability in Florida Premises Liability Claims

If you or someone you love was injured on someone else’s property, you might be entitled to damages. You can sue the following:

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel
  • Nightclub
  • Apartment complex
  • Parking lot
  • Shopping mall
  • Homeowner

However, to file a successful personal injury claim, you must prove the owner’s negligence and that they violated the duty of care. 

A capable premises liability attorney in Florida will establish the following for a successful claim outcome:

  • The property owner was aware of the potential hazard or should have known about the condition
  • The property owner failed in their duty to remove the hazard
  • The property owner’s negligence resulted in your injuries
  • You suffered damages, such as medical expenses or lost wages, because of the accident

First Actions in Premises Liability

These are a few steps you need to take if you were injured on someone else’s property because of their negligent actions:

  • Report the incident immediately and obtain a copy of the formal report
  • Get the contact information of all witnesses
  • Preserve all available evidence before you leave the accident scene
  • Get immediate medical attention
  • Consult with an experienced attorney
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Why You Need a Skilled Premises Liability Attorney in Florida on Your Side

Premises liability claims are notoriously complicated, especially when filed against big businesses. A seasoned premises liability lawyer in Tampa can help you collect evidence, conduct witness interviews, review medical records, and obtain police reports. Your attorney will take the proper steps for preparing your liability case and improve the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Insurance companies routinely ignore claims that attorneys do not back. They think the claimant isn’t serious and will try to offer early lowball settlements. You are eligible to receive compensation to help with the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of income-earning capability
  • Pain and suffering

Your attorney will stand up for you by:

  • Finding the right doctor to treat your injuries and providing a complete medical assessment
  • Investigating the accident
  • Negotiating medical bills
  • Handling confusing paperwork
  • Settling or arguing on your behalf

When you partner with Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, you get leading premises liability attorneys on your case. You can concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery while we care for your financial recovery.

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Legal Help is Here from Top-Rated Premises Liability Attorneys in Florida

The experienced and capable premises liability attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have the necessary resources and legal knowledge to file and handle premises liability claims on your behalf. Our attorneys will staunchly stand up for your rights while going up against businesses of any size. Since 1971, we have helped numerous premises liability victims in Florida obtain the compensation they deserve.

Our passion for representing victims and their families resonates in our outstanding work and the multi-digit compensations obtained. To request your free, no-obligation consultation, call us at 813-223-2030 or complete our online contact form.

Areas We Serve

We service all of Florida and have offices in:

St. Petersburg
New Port Ritchie
Spring Hill

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