North Tampa and Lutz, Florida Slip and Fall Attorney
Property owners in Lutz, Brooksville and North Tampa have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to keep their premises safe. This legal duty applies to the owners of retail businesses, private residences, apartment complexes and public property. When the property owner or manager fails to repair unsafe conditions or warn of a known hazard and someone is seriously injured as a result, the accident victim may be entitled to seek compensation through a premises liability lawsuit. Holding a negligent property owner accountable makes our community safer and may prevent others from suffering similar injuries.
Premises liability is a complicated area of Florida law and includes fall accidents, pool drownings, dog bites, injuries caused by rotting trees, and crimes caused by inadequate security. Property owners cannot always be held liable just because you were injured on their property. Each premises liability case depends on the specific facts of how the accident occurred. The North Tampa premises liability attorneys at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC represent individuals who have sustained an injury through a slip and fall accident or other mishap on some else’s property. Our legal team will review the facts of your accident free of charge and explain your legal rights.
How Can Our Premises Liability Lawyers Help
If you are injured on another person’s property, you may have a legal right to file a civil lawsuit against the negligent property owner. If the property owner has failed to adequately maintain the property or warn of unsafe conditions on their premises, you may have a valid premises liability claim.
Our knowledgeable attorneys will meet with you and review the facts of your accident.
If your case is the type that we handle, we will investigate your premises liability accident and seek evidence to show the following:
- You were lawfully on the property where the accident occurred, or that the owner was aware of your presence;
- The property owner failed to exercise the proper level of care; and
- The property owner’s failure to exercise proper care led to your injuries.
If our attorneys can show that the property owner was negligent and the owner’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation. You may recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity if your injuries limit your ability to return to work.
We will calculate your overall losses and present a claim to the property owner’s insurer. We will negotiate aggressively to reach a just settlement of your premises liability injury claim.
If the property owner’s insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will pursue justice through the Florida court system. We are seasoned trial lawyers and have recovered more than $70 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients.
What is the Duty of Care in Florida Premises Liability Law?
Florida property owners must keep their property in reasonably safe condition and warn of or fix defective property conditions. The expectation that property owners will keep their premises in reasonably safe condition is known as the duty of care. The degree of care that a property owner owes to a person who comes to their property depends on the nature of the visit—whether the visitor is there for a social visit, a business transaction, a public purpose or is trespassing.
Here are some examples:
Contact an Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer
The legal team at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC can help you recover compensation for your injuries from a negligent property owner. Our Lutz premises liability attorneys have an in-depth understanding of personal injury law and substantial experience in handling slip and fall accidents. We will go over the facts of your accident, answer your questions, and discuss your legal options. Florida law requires that personal injury lawsuits must be filed within four years of the date of the accident. It is important to contact an attorney promptly if you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a premises liability accident.
We represent clients in North Tampa, Brooksville, Hillsborough County and the surrounding areas. We offer a free consultation to review your accident and answer your questions. Speak with an attorney by calling (866) 416-0480 or contact us online.