If you suffered injuries to your back, neck, or spine in a Tampa fall on someone else’s property, your fall may have been preventable. A Tampa back and spine injuries lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you collect proof and build a case against the property owner or another party who failed to prevent your Hillsborough County, Florida, fall injuries.
Property owners and occupiers must remove all hazards as soon as possible. Failing to do so leaves them liable for any injuries that occur. If we can build a case showing the property owner knew about the hazard that triggered your fall, or that they reasonably should have known about it, you may be able to hold them financially liable and recover compensation for your damages.
Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022 for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your Tampa-area fall case.
For a free legal consultation with a back and spine injuries lawyer serving Tampa, call (813) 259-0022
Back and Spinal Cord Injuries Are Possible After Any Type of Fall
Falls generally occur due to one of three factors:
- A lack of traction
- An object or other hazard left in the walkway
- A broken or missing railing, broken handrail, or hazard on the stairs
Any of these falls can lead to back and spine injuries, depending on how far you fall, how you land, any previous injuries or conditions, and other factors. According to Mayo Clinic, a spine injury may result in any of the following, either as an immediate symptom of an injury or as a lasting sign of the damage done:
- Intense pressure or pain near the injury site
- Stinging pain or other intense nerve-related sensations
- Loss of movement below the injury
- Change in sensation or loss of sensation
- Issues with bowel and/or bladder control
- Painful spasms
- Reduction in or other changes in sexual functioning
- Difficulty breathing
Paying for the care and support necessary following a back or spine injury is difficult, even when you expect a full physical recovery. We understand the need to pursue a payout in your case, and we believe you should not have to assume the financial burden of the injuries you suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Our team will review your slip and fall case for free. If we believe the evidence exists to prove your case and hold the property owner accountable, we will take on your back and spine injury case on contingency. We will front the cost to handle your case and put in the necessary time to develop an argument on your behalf.
Let a Tampa back and spine injuries lawyer from Distasio Law Firm go to work on your case. You may be eligible for financial recovery. Call (813) 259-0022 to learn more.
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Recovering Damages for Victims of Tampa Back and Spine Fall Injuries
At Distasio Law Firm, every member of our team is committed to putting our clients first. We want you to understand your case and feel confident that we can handle every aspect of it, providing the utmost in client service.
You may be able to hold the property owner or occupier accountable for your injuries through a liability insurance claim or by filing a personal injury lawsuit. We will work to build a case, provide the resources necessary to gather evidence and call in experts when necessary, and pursue the compensation you deserve based on your losses.
If an out-of-court settlement can’t be reached, we are always willing to go to court to prove your case, if necessary.
If the facts of your case support it, a Tampa back and spine injuries lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can take action to seek damages that may include:
- Current and future medical treatment for your injuries.
- Care and support costs.
- Current and future lost pay.
- Diminished earning ability.
- Any documented out-of-pocket expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
We may also be able to build a case for survivors of those who passed away after suffering a spinal cord injury in a Tampa Bay-area fall. We pursue wrongful death actions and seek damages as allowed under Florida Statute § 768.21.
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Statute of Limitations
Under Florida Statute § 95.11, we only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in a Hillsborough County court, or in a nearby jurisdiction where your injuries occurred. In general, this includes:
- Four years to file a personal injury lawsuit based on your back and spine injuries.
- Two years to file a wrongful death action if an immediate family member passed away.
There may be exceptions to these laws that could extend the time we have or shorten our opportunity to take legal action. With this in mind, it is a good idea to get started on the investigation and insurance claims process quickly. We encourage you to call Distasio Law Firm as soon as you can to discuss your case with us.
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Talk to Our Firm About Your Tampa Fall Injuries
If you or a member of your family suffered back or spine injuries in a fall in the Tampa Bay area, an attorney from Distasio Law Firm may be able to build a case and seek financial recovery on your behalf. Let us review the facts of your case today. Call (813) 259-0022 to get started.