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Tampa Premises Liability Lawyer

When people get hurt while on another person’s property, in a store, or even on the sidewalk, it’s often the property owner’s fault. For instance, the property owner or employees could have created a dangerous condition or failed to fix one that existed, including even a temporary hazard like a spill. Failing to provide adequate security on the premises is another way people get hurt because of the property owner’s negligence. Premises liability is the field of injury law that holds property owners accountable for injuries and accidents that occur on their property. Florin Gray is a Florida personal injury law firm with a team of attorneys who are highly experienced in slip and fall, negligent security, and other forms of premises liability.

Our lawyers work together on every case to give you the best representation needed for an outstanding result, including compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. Learn more below about the cases we handle throughout Tampa Bay and statewide, and call our experienced Tampa premises liability lawyers for immediate help after a trip and fall or other property-related injury.

Helping Premises Liability Accident Victims Throughout Tampa

Premises liability accidents happen in many different ways and for many different reasons, and they happen just about anywhere.

Slip and Fall

A slip and fall commonly occurs due to a “transitory foreign substance” causing a wet or slippery floor for a temporary period until the surface dries naturally or is cleaned up. Common reasons behind a slip and fall include food or drink spills, freshly mopped or waxed floors, dripping/leaking air conditioners or refrigerated cases, and tracked-in rainwater or seawater.

Trip and Fall

A trip and fall can be caused by a hazard in need of repair, such as a broken step, a pothole, a crack, uneven floors, or an unmarked step. Temporary hazards can also cause trip and falls, such as merchandise left on the floor, extension cords running across walkways, or displays blocking the aisles.

Hit by Falling Objects

If merchandise is not stacked properly on high shelves, it can fall down and cause serious injuries, including head and brain injuries, neck and back injuries, fractures and more.

Exposed Wiring

Exposed wires can cause electrical shock, which can be permanently damaging and even fatal.

Elevator and escalator accidents

Misleveled elevators and malfunctioning escalators can be the source of a serious trip and fall.

Sidewalk Trip and Fall

Cracked or broken sidewalks can cause serious injuries, including ankle and wrist fractures, facial lacerations, and head, neck and back injuries.

Collapsing Stairs and Decks

When stairs and decks are not properly maintained or are overloaded, they can collapse, often leading to catastrophic injuries or death to multiple people.

Parking Lot Trip and Fall

Potholes and broken curbs can lead to a trip and fall that causes a serious injury such as a broken hip, which can be extremely serious or fatal for older adults in particular.

Negligent Security

Assaults, robberies and theft can occur in parking garages, carports, stairwells, and just about anywhere if the property owner fails to keep areas properly locked, gated, or alarmed, equipped with security cameras, or staffed with security guards as appropriate.

Our premises liability legal team at Florin Gray represents accident victims injured on all types of dangerous properties throughout Tampa, including:

  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Apartment complexes
  • Retail stores
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Swimming pools
  • Big box stores
  • Hardware and home improvement stores
  • Warehouse club stores

How Our Lawyers Help You Win Your Premises Liability Claim

Florida’s premises liability laws can be complex and difficult to win. First of all, the duty of the property owner can differ depending on the status of the injury victim as a public invitee, business invitee, licensee, or trespasser. These are technical legal terms, and property owners and their insurance companies will often argue they are not responsible for the accident because they did not violate any duty owed to the victim.

Assuming it can be proven that a duty was owed, the victim must still prove the property owner was negligent, which often requires proving the owner, manager or employee had actual knowledge about the dangerous condition but failed to fix it in a reasonable time or put up a warning. Additionally, if the hazard existed long enough that the owner should have known about it, or it was something that occurs regularly, the owner can be said to have “constructive knowledge” of the danger and be held liable. Still, proving negligence is often challenging, especially in the case of a transitory foreign substance or other temporary condition.

Property owners might further try to shift the blame for the accident onto the victim, claiming they weren’t watching where they were going, for instance. They will also often argue that the victim’s injuries aren’t as serious as they claim. Our team at Florin Gray works to build the strongest case proving the full extent of the property owner’s negligence and documenting the injuries and damages caused so that we can be successful in recovering the full amount of compensation you are owed, including compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of income and future earnings, pain and suffering, harm to your quality of life, and punitive damages if the property owner’s conduct was willful or malicious.

If You Were Hurt in Any Way, Call Florin Gray

If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall, trip and fall, or suffered any other injury on another’s dangerous property, the attorneys at Florin Gray are to help you get the medical care and compensation you need and deserve. Contact our experienced Tampa premises liability lawyers today.