What is Premises Liability Law?
Counsel from a Dedicated St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney
Under Florida premises liability law, a property owner has a duty to reasonably
maintain his property and warn guest, visitors, customers, or patrons
of any problems or hazards on the property. If there is a dangerous condition
on the property that could lead to an accident, such as a broken handrail,
slippery floor, or malfunctioning elevator, the owner of the property
has a legal duty to not only warn guests of the condition, but to also
fix or repair the condition in a timely manner.
There are many conditions that could potentially lead to an accident or
injury, such as:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Exposed holes, ditches, or potholes
- Broken floor boards
- Raised, uneven, or cracked walkways
- Broken handrails
- Inadequate lighting
- Falling objects
- Lack of security
- Broken escalators/elevators
Slip & Fall Claims
The most common types of premises liability claims involve slip and fall
accidents. A slip and fall occurs when a guest, patron, or customer slips
and falls, consequently suffering some type of injury. Victims of slip
and fall accidents may sustain a number of different injuries, including
spinal cord injuries, head injuries, broken or fractured bones, internal bleeding or bruising,
paralysis, permanent disability, and more.
Representation for Clients throughout Tampa & St. Petersburg
If you think you may have a slip and fall, or another type of premises
liability claim, it is crucial that you contact an experienced attorney at the
Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. right away. We can act quickly to obtain photographic evidence of the
scene of the accident or the defect that caused your injury. Many times,
the property owner will try to change or fix the problem before evidence
can be obtained. This is why it is so important to obtain evidence right
after the accident takes place.
To learn more about your rights and options under Florida premises liability law,
contact the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. today to speak with an St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer ready to
make recovering relief for your pain and suffering a priority.