Property owners in Florida have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for people who are lawfully on the property (and in some cases, even trespassers). This duty extends not only to the property, but also to the staff of a business.
Premises liability cases as described here include slip and fall accidents, negligent security (a bouncer using excessive force or a hotel’s failure to stop a deadly shooting, for example), potholes in a parking lot, negligent staffing (a daycare employee injuring a child, for example), and many other types of injuries. If you’ve been injured while on someone else’s property or while visiting a business, the attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. can help you evaluate your case.
Likewise, each year thousands of people are injured while in the home of another, whether it be a friend, family member, or neighbor. Many times, your injury will be covered by the homeowner’s insurance of the property owner. When someone invites you into their home, they have a duty to make sure you are safe and to warn you of all known dangers. Unfortunately, accidents do happen but hopefully the property owner carries homeowner’s insurance to cover your losses. If you’ve been injured while visiting the home of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation through their homeowner’s insurance. The attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. can investigate the claim for you and advise you on what type of insurance coverage is available and the amounts of insurance coverage.
Following an injury on someone else’s property, it is important to notify the manager of the store or the homeowner. If you were injured in a business, ask for an incident report and request the first and last name of the store manager. Make sure you get a copy of the incident report. You’ll also want to document the injury by taking photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries; this evidence may be of great use in your case. If you’ve been injured one someone else’s property, seek the appropriate medical treatment to not only receive the necessary treatment, but also in order to document your injuries. The risk management department or insurance company for the property owner may reach out to you to take a statement or offer you money to drop the case; in no event should you speak to any risk management department or insurance company without an attorney. This is why it is important to call an attorney as soon as you can to make sure your rights are protected.
Why Hire a Premises Liability Lawyer?
McCulloch Law, P.A. offers free consultations to people who have been injured at a business or the home of a family member, friend, or neighbor. Our attorneys can come to you for your consultation at your home, the hospital, or anywhere that is convenient for you. Additionally, we will take your injury case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you’ll never owe us money for legal fees unless you win your case.
If you’ve been injured while on someone’s property, the medical bills and lost wages can start to pile up, causing stress on you. Let the experienced attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. take the burden off of you and start working to make you whole again.
The attorneys at McCulloch Law, P.A. have experience handling premises liability cases in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Riverview, and most surrounding areas of the Greater Tampa Bay Area. We are licensed to practice law throughout the entire State of Florida. .