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FAQs About Premises Liability Accidents

Tampa attorney Armando Edmiston provides the answers

After you’ve been injured on somebody else’s property, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. That’s why Armando Personal Injury Law and Attorney Armando Edmiston have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about premises liability claims in Florida.

Review the answers to the FAQs below. If you sustained an injury or suffered harm on someone else’s property due to negligence, contact our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation. We treat our clients like family and can fight to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve.

What is a premises liability case?

If you were injured on someone else’s property because the property owner and/or manager failed to keep the property safe, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim. Common examples of premises liability include:

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What are common places involved in premises liability claims?

Generally speaking, a claim involving premises liability can happen anywhere a property owner fails to keep their premises safe for customers, tenants and lawful visitors. Some of the most common places involved in premises liability claims include:

  • Grocery stores/supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Retail stores
  • Shopping malls
  • Banks/ATMs
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Amusement parks
  • Gyms and health clubs
  • Office buildings
  • Gas stations
  • Public parks/sidewalks/parking lots
  • Stairwells

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What should I do if I’m the victim of negligent security?

If you’re the victim of a violent attack, such as an assault and battery, sexual assault, stabbing or shooting, contact our Tampa law firm immediately. Claims involving negligent security need to be handled carefully and require a lot of investigative work to gather and preserve critical pieces of evidence. Our law firm can help you understand your rights and discuss your legal options so that you can figure out the best way to get the compensation you’re entitled to.

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How much is my premises liability claim worth?

The value of your claim depends on the specific details of your case and the circumstances under which you were injured. In general, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Replacement services
  • Pain and suffering/punitive damages
  • Property damage

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What if I’m partially at fault for my accident?

Florida follows a comparative negligence system, which means if you are found to be partially at fault for your accident, then the property owner’s liability may be reduced by the percentage of fault you are assigned.

For example: You file a slip and fall claim, but you’re ultimately found to be 25 percent at fault because you were texting and looking down at your phone when the accident occurred. Any compensation you’re awarded would be reduced by 25 percent. That means if you were awarded $100,000 in damages, your compensation would be reduced by 25 percent to $75,000.

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How can a premises liability lawyer help with my case?

If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property because the property owner failed to keep the premises safe, you may have a premises liability claim. An experienced premises liability attorney should be able to handle every aspect of your case, including:

  • Launching a comprehensive investigation into your accident
  • Gathering and preserving critical pieces of evidence
  • Finding and interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Analyzing any surveillance video/security feeds that captured your accident
  • Helping you get appropriate medical treatment
  • Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Representing you in court in front of a judge and jury

Additionally, it’s been shown that those who hire a premises liability lawyer to help them with their claim receive more on average in compensation compared to those who have no representation at all.

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How much does a premises liability lawyer cost?

Most premises liability lawyers offer legal representation on a contingency fee basis. That means it won’t cost you anything unless the law firm makes a financial recovery for you. Once you’re awarded compensation, a percentage will go to your attorney for their fees.

At Armando Personal Injury Law, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. For awards up to $1 million, we typically charge 33.3 percent if we make a recovery for you prior to filing a lawsuit and 40 percent if the recovery is made after we file a lawsuit. We charge 30 percent of any award between $1-2 million and 20 percent of any award over $2 million.

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Why should I hire you as my premises liability attorney?

If you want a lawyer who is accessible, open, honest, caring, compassionate and attentive to your needs, then you want Attorney Armando Edmiston.

At Armando Personal Injury Law, our clients are family. That means we view your problems as if they’re our problems and will be there for you when you need us the most. Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict, our law firm can fight to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.

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