Tampa Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe. Unfortunately, people make mistakes, and their negligence sometimes results in injuries for other people. Whether you were shopping in a store, staying at a hotel, or dining in a restaurant, if you were hurt because of the property owner’s failure to keep the premises safe, you may be entitled to recover for your injuries. The experienced Tampa premises liability lawyers at The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group will aggressively litigate your case to get you the compensation that you deserve. We focus on the quality of our representation rather than the number of cases we take. We treat our clients with the respect that they deserve, and we are here to help.
Florida Premises Liability Claims
There are many types of premises liability claims, but some of the most common are:
- slip/trip and falls;
- security problems (negligent security or assault by security);
- falling objects;
- falling ceilings;
- injuries at hotel swimming pools;
- exposure to hazardous substances or fumes;
- unsafe walkways;
- dog bites;
- amusement park accidents; and
- elevator/escalator accidents.
Whatever the type of accident, if you were hurt at another person’s business or in the common areas of your residence, you may be entitled to compensation. Knowing whether or not you have a good case requires the knowledge of an experienced personal injury lawyer, so call our office today.
How you entered the property determines what duties the property owner has to keep you safe. This information is only meant to give you a general idea of how the law works, so please consult one of our experienced personal injury lawyers about your case.
Invitee: An invitee is someone who is on the property for a commercial purpose. For instance, a customer at a grocery store is an invitee. This provides a commercial benefit to the property owner, so he or she owes the invitee the highest duty of care. Property owners must inspect the property for any dangerous conditions and must fix them or provide adequate warning about the dangerous condition.
Licensee: A licensee is a social guest on another person’s property, like a friend, family, or somebody that was invited to the property for a social event. A licensee, unlike an invitee, is not there for any business reason. Property owners in this case must warn of or fix dangers that they know about. They are not required to inspect for dangerous conditions. Also, they do not have to warn of dangers that are apparent.
Trespassers: A trespasser is a person who is on the land without permission. Here, the owner has almost no duty to protect at all. The only thing the owner has to do is not intentionally create a hidden, dangerous condition to protect his or her own land.
What You Can Recover
As with all personal injury cases, a plaintiff can recover for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. If the victim died as a result of the accident, family members can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased victim. In a wrongful death suit, family members can also recover funeral costs, and if the family member was the spouse of the deceased, recovery can include lost financial support, lost spousal services, and the traditional forms of recovery.
Insurance companies and property owners will naturally want to offer you as little as they can, but do not accept any offers or even engage in negotiations until you first talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you evaluate your case.
Call Us Today for a Free Tampa Premises Liability Consultation
Call the Tampa premises liability lawyers at The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group today so that we can help you with your case. We understand that you may be hurt and cannot come to our office, so we will gladly meet you at the hospital and on weekends. We are based in Tampa but also serve Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Pasco and Manatee Counties. Here at The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group we take pride in the quality of our work, and we put people over volume. You will notice the difference, so call us today at 813-242-4404 for a free consultation.