Property owners have a duty to protect other people on their premises from an unreasonable risk of injury or harm. When they fail to ensure their property is reasonably safe, those on the premises may be at risk for slips and falls, as well as other types of accidents.
At Morgan & Morgan, our West Tampa slip and fall attorneys have extensive experience identifying and gathering evidence to help recover compensation on behalf of clients who were injured on another’s premises.
If you sustained injuries on another’s property, you may be entitled to fight to receive compensation.
Fill out our free case review form today to have an experienced West Tampa premises liability attorney assess your claim for free.
How Can a West Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney Help?
If you are injured on another’s property and intend to file a lawsuit, there are three vital questions that must be answered and supported with specific evidence.
This information will indicate the strength and value of your claim:
- Prior to filing a claim, your lawyer must determine who may be liable for your injury, if anyone;
- The exact cause of your injury; and
- Whether you were considered an invitee, licensee, or trespasser on the premises.
In preparing your claim and answering these questions, your attorney may:
- Determine how you were on the premises and what your purpose for being there was.
- Investigate the scene of the accident or any Tampa police reports and photographs.
- Determine whether any former similar complaints or lawsuits had been filed against the owner or party connected with the premises.
- Consult experts who have experience and unique insight into liability.
Interview witnesses, if applicable.
- Determine what steps, if any, were taken by the owner to decrease the chance of an accident occurring.
With this evidence, your attorney will build your case. Your claim will be the basis of your attorney’s argument during negotiations and litigation and can outline how the property owner was at-fault for the accident and is therefore responsible for your losses.
How this evidence is presented can affect the amount of compensation you recover.
Liability and Compensation
Who Can I Sue?
There are a number of parties who may be liable for your injuries. These parties can include the owner of the property, employees, and third parties.
Please note that liability will depend on whether the individual from whom you are seeking damages owed you a “duty of care.” To determine who may be liable for your injuries, consult an attorney to review your case.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Injuries sustained on another’s property can be severe. This can be financially devastating for a victim and the victim’s family.
If the property owner or other party is responsible for your injuries, they may be responsible for providing compensation for the following:
- Current and future medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Loss of earning capacity,
- Mental anguish, and
- Pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know was injured while on another’s property, and believe the property owner was negligent in ensuring your safety, you may be able to file a lawsuit and hold them accountable.
To discover more about how our West Tampa premises liability and slip and fall attorneys may be able to help, please fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation today.