Tampa Premises Liability Lawyer
Any accident could occur nearly anywhere—at home, or on another private or public property. When an accident and related injuries would not have occurred but for a hazard on a property, the injured party may have a cause of action to bring forth a premises liability claim against the property owner. At the office of Trombley & Hanes, our Tampa premises liability lawyers can guide you through the basics of premises liability claims and represent you in your claim. Call today to get started.
Premises liability law focuses on the prosecution and defense of civil negligence claims against landowners and tenants who are responsible when someone enters onto their property and gets hurt due to a dangerous condition. Because premises liability law differs from state to state and case law within each state guides the legal principles that apply it is important to find an experienced Tampa premises liability lawyer who practices in your case jurisdiction.
Types of Accidents that Lead to Premises Liability Claims
Common types of accident and injury types that may give rise to a premises liability claim against a property owner include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Negligent security accidents
- Attractive nuisance claims—these types of claims refer to accidents involving children who are harmed by “attractive nuisances” on a property
- Swimming pool accidents
- Retail store accidents
- Amusement park injuries
- Construction site accidents
If you’ve been involved in an accident that happened on another’s property and you believe that the accident could have been avoided but for the failure of the property owner to remedy a known hazard, call our law firm directly.
The Duty of a Property Owner
Property owners have a duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition; they also have the duty to correct known hazards within a reasonable amount of time. For example, a spill within a grocery store should be cordoned off and cleaned up in a timely manner, or, a broken stair should be made known and repairs should be scheduled as soon as possible.
A property owner could be held liable for an injury that occurs on their property when:
- A hazard existed on the property;
- The property owner knew or should have known of the hazard;
- The property owner failed to correct the hazard in a reasonable amount of time; and
- The hazard was the proximate cause of injury.
Our Law Firm Can Help You Recover Your Full Settlement Amount
Working with a lawyer if you’ve been injured by a hazard on another’s property is important, as proving the above elements of a premises liability claim can be difficult. Namely, even if you can establish that the hazard existed and that it was the cause of your injuries, you’ll need to prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the hazard and that an unreasonable amount of time passed without the hazard being remedied. To prove this, you may need video evidence, witness statements, or other documents, such as a complaint that was filed about the hazard. Our lawyers will work hard to gather the evidence that your claim requires, prove your case, and negotiate a settlement that compensates you.
Call Our Tampa Premises Liability Lawyers Today
When you’re harmed on the property of another, you have legal rights. At the office of Trombley & Hanes, our Tampa premises liability lawyers will advocate for you. Call us directly or send us a message online to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation and learn more about how we can help you.