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If you have been injured on private or public property, you are probably dealing with a great deal of pain. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be unable to work for some time. Property owners are expected to maintain a safe environment for visitors. Those who do not may be held accountable for negligence when unsafe conditions lead to injuries.
At Vanguard Attorneys, our Tampa premises liability attorneys can help you file an injury claim against the at-fault individual or entity. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys will do everything possible to obtain the fair compensation you need to pay for medical care, physical therapy, and other injury-related costs. By making efficient use of the latest technology, our approach to personal injury law is streamlined and effective.
As our client, you may also benefit from the following:
Personalized attention made possible by a small caseload
Step-by-step guidance during the claims-filing process
To retain experienced legal counsel, call our Tampa premises liability lawyers at Vanguard Attorneys right away!
Why Choose Our Premises Liability Attorneys
- Our attorneys have over 90 years of combined experience fighting for the rights for our clients. We have the skills and experience necessary to hold property owners accountable.
- We are a smaller firm with diverse leadership. We have access to resources that other firms do not due to our relationships throughout the local community.
- We take all cases on a contingency fee basis. You will only be charged legal fees if we secure a financial settlement in your case.
Factors Needed for Valid Premises Liability Claim
Each state has its own premises liability laws. In Florida, the following factors need to be proven before a premises liability claim can be considered valid:
The condition which caused the injury posed a reasonable danger for injury
The occupier or property owner should have known about the hazard
The occupier or property owner’s negligence cause the victim to suffer injuries
Types of Premises Liability Cases Our Team Handles
There is a wide range of dangerous property conditions that can cause a guest to suffer serious and, in the worst cases, fatal injuries. At Vanguard Attorneys, we handle various cases including those involving:
Near-drowning or drowning accidents
Dog bites and attacks
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
Exposure to hazardous irritants and toxic fumes
Because we know these types of cases can create serious hardships for a victim and his or her entire family, we offer free initial consultations to our prospective clients. This first step allows us to better understand the unique needs of our clients and answer their questions. With 90 years of combined experience to our name, we are committed to protecting your rights, from start to finish. Our firm is driven by a desire to secure justice for the injured men and women who seek our help.
To learn about how we can help, contact a Tampa premises liability attorney at our office today.
Damages Available in Florida Premises Liability Cases
Through a premises liability lawsuit, you can recover compensation for the losses that you sustained due to the accident. These may include economic damages, like medical care, property damage, or lost wages. You could also claim compensation for your non-economic damages, which involve your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
If you plan on filing a claim, you are probably wondering how much compensation you can expect to receive. Damages in premises liability claims depend on a number of factors, such as the following.
Insurance policy limits
Your ability to work
The severity of your injuries
The need for long-term care or accommodations
A lawyer from Vanguard Attorneys can evaluate your claim and identify all potential avenues to compensation. Your attorney will then provide you with the estimated value of your premises liability award. Using this information, you can evaluate potential settlement offers and determine if they are sufficient enough to meet your present and future needs.
How Long Do You Have to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
If you believe that you qualify for a premises liability claim, it is important to act quickly. A premises liability claim is a type of personal injury action. According to the Florida statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, you must file this type of claim within four years of the accident date.
It is very important to meet this deadline. If you file after the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely dismiss your case, preventing you from recovering a settlement. There are certain exceptions to this rule, but you will need to speak to an attorney to determine if you qualify.
What to Do After an Accident on Someone’s Property
An accident on someone else’s property can be a scary and overwhelming event. In these situations, it is important to stay calm, seek help, and document evidence, if you are able. Take the following steps after the accident to protect yourself and your future claim.
Call 911 for emergency medical services. File a report with the responding law enforcement officer. If you are injured at a store or other commercial property, file an incident report.
Seek medical attention and save all records related to your injuries and treatment. Always go to the doctor, even if you do not feel hurt.
Document evidence by taking as many photographs and videos as possible. Ask any witnesses in the area for their contact information.
After you receive medical care, contact a premises liability lawyer to discuss your case. Do not speak to an insurer before consulting with an attorney.
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If you are injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for financial compensation. In these situations, the lawyers at Vanguard Attorneys can represent your claim and guide you through the claims process.