Tampa Premises Liability Attorney
Premises liability law was created to protect individuals from injuries that occur on another person's land. If you have been injured on the land of another, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible for the injuries that you have sustained. Property owners have a legal responsibility to anyone who visits their land to ensure that the land is maintained in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of visitors.
A study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that over a million Americans are injured in slip and fall accidents every year. These accidents are the number one cause of emergency room visits, and are the main type of premises liability accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else's land, a Tampa personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Your Rights in a Premises Liability Case
In order to succeed with your premises liability case, you must be able to prove that the defendant is indeed in possession of the premises. This involves gathering the necessary evidence to prove that the defendant is in control of the premises, regardless of whether or not they are in ownership of the property. Also, you must be able to prove that you were legally allowed to be on the premises. Individuals who are injured while trespassing on another's property will not be able to recover any compensation for their injuries.
Lastly, you must be able to prove that the defendant failed their duty to safely maintain the premises. This final element is considered to be the most valuable part of a premises liability claim and will be the key in determining the success of your case. Thankfully, the legal team at our firm has the experience and expertise to guide you throughout these key steps and help you achieve a favorable outcome for your personal injury claim. Call a Tampa injury lawyer at Florida Law Group immediately if you are interested in pursuing your case.