What you should do
Consult & Hire a Premises Accident Lawyer
“Premises Liability” is when a property owner, which can include you as a homeowner, has the responsibility of ensuring that the premises are safe for visitors. The premises must present no immediate physical danger or risk of injury. A great example of this is if your mailman slipped on an oil puddle on your driveway. If he is injured badly enough he can sue you for neglecting to clean up the oil, however, if alcohol was found in his system at the time the accident occurred, you may not be at fault.
As you can see, Premises Accidents and Injuries can have a very intricate inner-working and requires a great deal of comprehension of personal injury law and its many different forms. Another example of Premises Accidents is if you are injured while riding a rollercoaster at an amusement theme park. Some cases apply emphasis upon the injury and the physical state or condition of the victim; other cases place their focus upon the condition or “upkeep” of the property.
Another factor that plays a significant role in Premises Accidents is the legal “Status of Visitor” you may be classified as; Trespasser, Invitee, or Licensee—establishing this determination will allow for a direct course of action and plan of attack for your Premises Injury Lawyer.
- Trespasser – Enters property illegally. No required laws for a Trespasser/li>
- Licensee – Present with consent of owner. Enters property for own purpose.
- Invitee – Usually applies to businesses; i.e. customer in grocery store
Determination is solely and primarily based upon whether or not you were an illegal or legal visitor of the property, whereas in cases that focus on the condition of the property, their sole determination will be based upon whether or not the premises were in safe condition at the time of the accident and injury. Should you be involved in a property or premises accident; do not postpone the task of seeking legal representation and hiring a Premises Accident Lawyer. A premises accident lawyer can legally, successfully, and tactfully fight and negotiate the circumstances surrounding your accident to ensure you receive fair compensation and entitlements.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer that specializes in premises accidents and injuries, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call at (727) 231-5420 or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.