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If you suffered harm or sustained injuries on someone else’s property due to negligence, get Tampa personal injury lawyer Armando Edmiston to hold them accountable and demand full compensation for your damages. Through caring and compassionate legal representation, Armando Personal Injury Law has won millions for clients in Tampa and throughout Florida. Discover how an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney can help you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bite
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Hotel Accidents
- Amusement Park Accidents
- FAQ about Premises Liability Accidents
Under Florida law, landlords, businesses, and property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe and take adequate steps to prevent dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, some property owners cut corners and cause others to get seriously hurt as a result.
Cases involving premises liability are rarely straightforward and often complex. That’s because the landlord or property owner will typically deny responsibility and claim that you are at least partially to blame for your injuries, which can have a serious impact on the amount of compensation you’re able to recover.
We don’t think that’s OK. Tampa personal injury lawyer Armando Edmiston knows how to win complicated legal cases involving premises liability and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
We treat every client like family at Armando Personal Injury Law, which means you can count on us for help when you need it most. Put your case in the hands of a trusted law firm that gets real results. Schedule your free case evaluation today.
What are examples of premises liability lawsuits?
If you suffer harm or sustain injuries on someone else’s premises due the negligence of an irresponsible landlord, business, or property owner, you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages by filing a premises liability claim. Common examples of premises liability lawsuits include:
- Slipping, tripping, or falling hard on someone’s property: Slip and fall accidents are commonly caused by cluttered aisles and walkways, spills and leaks, uneven surfaces, broken steps and defective staircases, insufficient lighting, and unmarked slippery floors from mopping or waxing.
- Getting hit by falling items: Common in retail stores and supermarkets, merchandise that falls from displays or shelves that are high up can cause serious injuries, whether the items fall on their own or as you’re trying to reach for them.
- Being bitten by someone’s dog in an unprovoked attack: While dogs make great pets, they can cause serious and potentially life-threatening injuries when they bite. Some attacks may even be fatal or cause permanent disfigurement.
- Suffering a criminal attack due to negligent security: Businesses and property owners must take steps to keep their premises reasonably safe from criminal attacks. This includes measures like installing and monitoring security cameras, adequate lighting, functional doors and locks, and hiring trained security guards. Negligent security cases typically involve criminal attacks, such as robbery, assault and battery, sexual assault, rape, shootings, stabbings, and murder.
What do you need to prove in a premises liability claim?
In most cases, landlords, businesses and property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises free of dangerous conditions by taking reasonable steps to prevent others from becoming injured. If you were injured on someone else’s property, you’ll also have to prove:
- The property owner was aware of or should have been aware of the existing dangerous conditions. Example: A property owner knows about a loose handrail located on their premises. Instead of fixing the handrail, blocking it off or putting up warnings until it’s fixed, the property owner does nothing and someone is injured as a result. In this case, the property owner would likely be held liable for the victim’s damages.
- The property owner had an opportunity to address the dangerous condition. Example: Someone inside a supermarket accidentally spills their coffee on the floor. You immediately slip and fall on the slick surface before anyone has a chance to clean up the spill. Under these circumstances, it’s unlikely the property owner would be legally responsible for your injuries.
- The dangerous conditions caused you to get hurt. Example: You’re on someone else’s property and looking at your phone while you walk. You stumble over your own feet and get injured in a hard fall. Even if there were existing unsafe conditions, you likely won’t be able to hold the property owner accountable since your fall had nothing to do with the property’s unsafe conditions.
Proving negligence in premises liability claims isn’t easy, but Tampa personal injury lawyer Armando Edmiston knows what it takes to build a strong case on your behalf that gets real results.
How much is my premises liability lawsuit worth?
Every case is different and has its own unique circumstances, which means the value of your premises liability lawsuit will depend on the specific details of your case. Your claim could be worth hundreds, thousands, or maybe even millions. It really all depends on the extent of your injuries and the overall impact your injuries have had on your life. In general, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- All your accident-related medical expenses
- Lost wages from missed time at work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement services, such as housekeeping and childcare
- Pain and suffering / Punitive damages
One of the most convenient ways to find out what your premises liability lawsuit might be worth is to set up a free consultation with Tampa personal injury attorney Armando Edmiston. Our law firm knows how to maximize the value of your claim.
Take strong action with a Tampa personal injury lawyer
Once you’ve suffered harm or sustained injuries on someone else’s property due to negligence, it can be a problem trying to recover the compensation you’re rightfully due. The property owner may argue that you did something to cause your injury so that they can reduce their liability. They may even say they owe you nothing at all. Are you supposed to pay out of pocket for expenses you didn’t create?
Let us make things right. Tampa personal injury attorney Armando Edmiston treats your problems like his problems. That’s because all our clients are like family to us – and you can count on us when it matters most.
Best of all, we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win. Find out what Armando Personal Injury Law can do for you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.