Turn To A Premises Liability Lawyer In St. Petersburg After A Fall Injury
Were you injured on someone else’s property? Get the legal advice you need to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
I am premises liability attorney John R. Mathias. From my St. Petersburg law office, I serve a wide range of clients. Slip-and-fall accidents happen to people from all walks of life.
How To Prove Premises Liability
A premises liability claim may be your path to financial relief after a slip-and-fall or another type of accident on public or private property. Under Florida premises liability law, a property owner has a duty to reasonably maintain his property and warn guests, 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 problem in a timely manner. Conditions such as those listed below sometimes lead to accidental injuries.
- Wet or slippery floors
- Exposed holes, ditches or potholes
- Broken floorboards
- Raised, uneven or cracked walkways
- Broken handrails
- Inadequate lighting
- Falling objects
- Lack of security
- Broken escalators and elevators
If you were hurt because of circumstances such as those listed above, reach out to my law firm, The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. I am a Florida premises liability attorney who is ready to advocate for you after an injury.
Slip-And-Fall Injuries And 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.
People who suffer slip-and-fall accidents may sustain serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries, head injuries, broken or fractured bones, internal bleeding, bruising or paralysis, Permanent disability sometimes results from slip-and-fall injuries. See my related blog post for a detailed discussion of common injuries experienced by people who fall on slipper surfaces or fall down stairs: How to treat slip-and-fall injuries.
Offering Time-Sensitive Representation For Clients In The Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
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., my staff and I can act quickly to obtain photographic evidence of the scene of the accident or otherwise document the defect that caused your injury.
Time is of the essence because property owners often try to change or fix a problem before evidence can be obtained. This is why it is so important to document the details of the location right after an accident takes place.
Contact Me For A Free Consultation
To discuss your specific case in a free initial consultation, please call The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., in St. Petersburg today at 727-362-2122, or complete my contact form. My office is in St. Petersburg, and I represent injury victims throughout South Florida.