Property owners and managers have a duty to protect visitors to their property from being injured by hazardous conditions on the property. Under Florida premises liability law, property owners and managers are legally responsible for accidents and injuries occuring on their property.
When property is not maintained properly, any number of hazards can appear, such as icy pathways, uneven pavement, broken stairway steps, slippery puddles, damaged floors, loose carpeting and many other dangers that could cause a person to slip and fall, trip and fall or suffer some other accident. And accidents can happen in both private and public places, such as private homes, grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, sidewalks, parking lots and parks.
Trips, Slips, and Falls
Slipping, tripping and other falling accidents can cause serious injuries, such as brain trauma, back injury, bone fracture and even death. That is why Florida law imposes an obligation on property owners to take reasonable steps to make sure that their property is safe. Property owners should warn visitors of dangerous conditions or repair those conditions in a timely manner. Unfortunately, some property owners or managers neglect their obligations and the consequences can be catastrophic.
Other Common Premises Liability Accidents
In many premises liability cases, the property owner may be liable for any type of injury that occurs on the property. In addition to falling accidents, a property owner may be liable for:
- Dog bites
- Assault on property
- Inadequate security or lighting
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Falling objects
- Code violations
No matter what kind of accident occurred, it will be necessary to determine whether the property owner caused or contributed to the situation in the first place. The skilled Tampa Premises Liability Attorneys at Lieser Skaff can help you explore your legal rights and options.
Taking Legal Action
After you or a family member has been involved in an accident, it is natural to want to put the matter behind you. But if you or a loved one has suffered major physical injury, moving on may not be an option. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may need to undergo expensive medical treatment and take time off from work, losing income as a result.
When someone else is responsible for your losses, it is imperative that you take legal action to recover rightful compensation. Do not give up your right to receive financial help. With our dedicated Tampa Premises Liability Attorneys on your side, you will be able to focus on your health as we work on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Defending Against Legal Action
Our Tampa Premises Liability Attorneys also represent property owners and managers in premises liability claims. If the property is leased, a careful review of the lease and Florida law by one of our Tampa Premises Liability Lawyers can determine which party is responsible. It is crucial that an investigation into the facts of your matter begin as quickly as possible. Our Tampa Premises Liability Lawyers have the resources and experience to efficiently conduct such investigations. More importantly, we are here to aggressively litigate your case in the event suit is filed.