Tampa Trip & Fall Lawyer
Tripping accidents, also known as “slip and falls” account for hundreds of thousands of injuries each year in the United States. Trip and fall accidents can happen to anyone just about anywhere. And while many of these accidents result in little more than being shaken up for a minute or two, the unfortunate reality is that there are far too many cases where a trip and fall causes serious–and even life-threatening–injuries.
To add insult to these injuries, trip and fall accidents are often the result of property owners failing to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for members of the public. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, a qualified Tampa trip & fall lawyer can review the facts and circumstances leading up to your accident and help you determine if you have a legal claim for compensation. Florin Gray is a team of experienced Florida personal injury attorneys who represent accident victims who seek damages for their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering following a trip and fall.
Have You Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property?
As we said, trip and fall accidents can occur anywhere. But some of the more common locations that we see with our clients include:
- Apartment Buildings & Private Residences
- Big Box Stores
- Elevators and Escalators
- Grocery Stores
- Hardware & Home Improvement Stores
- Hotels & Resorts
- Public Sidewalks
- Retail Stores
- Swimming Pools
These property owners are not necessarily liable for every trip and fall accident that may occur on their premises. Indeed, a property owner’s responsibility in these case generally depends on the legal status of the accident victim:
- An invitee is someone who is invited to enter and remain on the premises, usually for the purposes of conducting business. This includes customers shopping at a store.
- A licensee is someone who is lawfully on the property for their own convenience and without the direct invitation of the owner. Basically, if you are on someone’s property for your own purposes and not to patronize the owner’s business, you are a licensee.
- A trespasser is someone who enters and remains on the premises without any license or invitation.
Under Florida law, a property owner owes the highest legal duty to invitees. The owner is responsible for keeping their property in “reasonably safe” condition for invitees. This includes identifying and removing most potential tripping hazards. The owner must warn invitees of any “concealed dangers” on the premises. Property owners are held to a much lower standard when dealing with either licensees or trespassers.
Tripped Today, Contact Florin Gray
A trip and fall accident can result in serious injuries such as a broken bone, concussion, or even a displaced hip. You may require extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation. So if a property owner’s negligent role caused your tripping accident in the first place, you have every legal right to demand compensation for these and other losses.
If you need to speak with a skilled Tampa trip and fall lawyer, contact Florin Gray today to schedule a free consultation.