St. Petersburg Premises Liability Lawyer
Every day, it’s likely that you step foot on a number of different properties that are not your own. Indeed, you may walk your dog in the morning in a public park, cross a busy intersection on your route to work, spend most of your day in the office – except for when you duck out to lunch at the cafe on the corner, stop at the grocery store on your way home, and then maybe grab dinner at a friend’s before calling it a night. At each of these regular stops, there is a possibility that you could suffer an injury. If you do, who will be held liable?
At The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group, our experienced St. Petersburg premises liability lawyers can help you to understand the laws regarding dangerous premises in our state and liability for accidents that occur on others’ properties. If you’ve been injured, call us today to learn how we can help.
Common Premises Liability Accidents and Injuries (and Where They Occur)
All premises have the potential to be dangerous. As such, the owner of a residential property, private property, commercial property, or public property could be held liable should an injury on their property occur. Some of the most common types of premises liability accidents include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents;
- Retail-store related accidents;
- Drowning and near-drowning accidents;
- Assault, robbery, and other incidents related to negligent security;
- Fall from height accidents; and
What’s the Duty of a Property Owner?
In order to determine liability for a premises liability accident, it’s important to first define a property owner’s duty of care. The duty of care owed by a property owner to one who enters their property lawfully is to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition and to repair any known hazards on the property within a reasonable amount of time (or to provide notice of the hazardous condition if immediate repair is not possible). If a property owner knows or should have known of a dangerous condition on their property and fails to either a) repair the condition or b) provide warning of the condition, and someone is harmed as a result of the condition, the property owner can be held liable. (Note that this duty of care does not apply to trespassers in Florida; instead, property owners are only required to refrain from causing trespassers willful or wanton harm.)
You Deserve to Be Compensated
If you’ve been injured on another’s property, you may not know what your rights are. At the offices of The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group, our premises liability lawyers serving St. Petersburg can help. Our lawyers will investigate your case, prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and yet failed to repair it, and prove that the condition was the proximate cause of your injuries. From there, we will calculate your damages and represent you in your claim for compensation for the full value of your economic and noneconomic losses.
For a free consultation, please call our law firm today or send us a message.