Tampa Premises Liability Lawyers Recovering Compensation For the Injured
Accidents can happen anywhere, including retail stores, shopping malls, parking lots, schools, sidewalks, and public buildings. If you are injured in an accident that occurs on another party’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Recovering compensation in a premises liability claim is not easy. Focus on your physical and mental recovery while the premises liability attorneys at Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve. Callto schedule a free consultation with our team today.
What is Premises Liability?
When you are on someone else’s property, you typically expect to find reasonably safe conditions. This is true regardless of whether the property belongs to an individual or business.
But if an owner fails to adequately maintain their property, they may be liable if you are injured on their property due to unsafe conditions. If you are a victim, you have the right to file a premises liability claim against the property owner in order to recover compensation for your injuries.
Any number of hazardous conditions found on a property can give rise to a premises liability claim, including:
- Inadequate lighting
- Unmaintained security features
- Unsafe building or grounds conditions
- Unmaintained walkways or steps
- Defective on-premises attractions.
- Liquid spills
- Broken or cracked sidewalks
- Falling objects
- Exposure to hazardous substances
These are some of the many hazards that could lead to accidents on public and private property in Tampa.
How Can You Recover Compensation In A Premises Liability Case?
Sustaining an injury on another’s property does not automatically lead to compensation. There are many factors that must be taken into consideration in premises liability cases, including:
- The purpose for entering onto another’s property
- The manner in which injuries were sustained
- The owner’s knowledge of the unsafe conditions on the property
- The foreseeability of existing dangers
To strengthen your case and improve your chances of recovering compensation, it is important to document:
- The accident
- The hazardous condition that caused the accident
- The names and addresses of any witnesses
- Any comments by store employees or building owners about previous accidents caused by similar hazards
- The location of surveillance photo or videotape
It is also imperative to notify the owner of the property about the accident right away and get a record of any report made about the incident.
Preserving the clothing and shoes you were wearing at the time of the accident is also important, especially in slip and fall cases.
Your first priority immediately after an accident should be seeking medical attention. You should never postpone seeing a physician if you have been injured. Injuries may be more severe than you think, so you should be examined right away. Seeing a doctor can also help you properly document the injury and connect it with the date of the accident.
How Can Our Premises Liability Lawyers in Tampa Help?
The attorneys at Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslettact quickly to investigate your injury, preserve evidence on your behalf, and document the condition that caused the injury before the property owner corrects it. In the case of a permanent hazard, such as uneven concrete or cracked pavement, we help determine if the owner knew of the hazard and was negligent in failing to have it repaired in a timely manner.
If the hazard causing the injury was temporary, such as spilled liquid in the store aisle, it is important to determine how long the condition was present on the property. If the spill had just occurred, the property owner may not have been notified of it in time to correct it, which means he may not be liable for any injuries caused by the temporary condition. However, if the spill remained for some length of time or if the spill occurred in a section of the store where the owner should expect spills, he may be liable for injuries even if he did not know about the spill before a fall occurred.
You can rely on our attorneys to aggressively navigate through the complex maze of premises liability law and reach the best possible outcome in your case.
Schedule A No-Cost Consultation With Our Premises Liability Attorneys in Tampa Now
Have you been injured while on public or private property in Tampa? Seek legal representation from the premises liability attorneys at Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett right away. Premises liability is an extremely complex area of personal injury law, but with over 125 years of combined experience, our attorneys have what it takes to win these complicated cases. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call or fill out the form on this website.