A cracked, defective, or broken sidewalks lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold the liable party accountable and secure compensation for your medical treatment, pain and suffering, and more after a sidewalk fall. We offer free reviews for fall victims and can help you learn more about your rights.
Call us today at (813) 259-0022. Distasio Law Firm will discuss your case with you and determine if you may be able to pursue a payout at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.
For a free legal consultation with a cracked, defective, or broken sidewalks injury lawyer serving Tampa, call (813) 259-0022
Identifying the Liable Party in a Tampa Trip and Fall Case
According to the Florida Department of Health, falls were, by far, the leading cause of non-fatal injury-related hospitalizations in Hillsborough County in 2018, with 4,399 total by mechanism cases. While many falls occur at home, others occur at restaurants, stores, private residences, and even in parks. Trip hazards, including cracked and broken sidewalks, are a common cause of falls.
It is not uncommon for sidewalk maintenance to fall by the wayside and defects to occur and become even more dangerous over time. Part of this is because it is not always clear who is tasked with sidewalk upkeep. This uncertainty can make it difficult to identify the liable party or parties in sidewalk fall cases.
Over the last few years, sidewalk responsibility and liability have inspired a hotbed of legal activity, including several high-profile cases in Florida. This includes decisions that point to:
- Government agencies, usually city or county governments
- Private property owners adjacent to the sidewalk
The Florida Office of the Attorney General puts responsibility for sidewalk maintenance on the jurisdiction where the sidewalk is located. Alternatively, a 2005 ruling by the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida stipulates that private property owners are sometimes liable for injuries that occur on a city-maintained sidewalk adjacent to their property.
When a cracked, defective, or broken sidewalks lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm talks with you about your case, we may be able to begin the process of unraveling this complex web and determining the liable party—or parties—based on the facts of your case.
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Our Focus Is Always on Client Service
A slip and fall lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm will always focus on holding the responsible parties liable and securing recovery for our clients. If we review your case and believe you can pursue a payout, we are committed to providing the support, time, and financial resources necessary to:
- Investigate your fall
- Build a case to prove negligence and liability
- File an insurance claim or lawsuit to hold the liable party accountable
- Seek a fair settlement or court award based on your losses and expenses
We handle on a contingency basis, so you will not need to have money to recover money. From your initial case review until the day you sign your settlement or receive a verdict in court, you will owe no attorney’s fees. We receive our fees from the compensation we recover for you.
To learn more about how a broken sidewalk attorney in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help with your case, call (813) 259-0022.
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Recovering Damages After a Tampa Defective Sidewalk Fall
After Distasio Law Firm identifies the liable party and gathers the necessary evidence to support a claim, we will either work toward securing a fair settlement from the liable party and their insurance company or building a case to take in front of the judge in civil court. Either way, if we are able to hold the liable party accountable, you may be able to recover compensation for current and future fall-related damages that include:
- Medical treatment and other costs directly related to your accident injuries
- Missed paychecks, lost benefits, and reduced earning ability
- Repair or replacement of any damaged personal property
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries or the fall
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
- Other related expenses or losses we identify and document as a part of building your Tampa cracked, defective, or broken sidewalk case
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Time Limits on Taking Action Depend on the Facts of Your Case
In general, there is a four-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases in the state, as codified under Florida Statutes § 95.11. However, there are also special rules that may apply if the liable party is a government agency or municipal government. Depending on the liable party we identify in your case, you may need to take steps to protect your right to hold the responsible party legally liable much sooner.
We recommend reaching out to Distasio Law Firm in the initial days or weeks following your fall. If your injuries are stable and you have a reasonably good idea of your prognosis, go ahead and give us a call. We want to talk with you about your case as soon as possible to ensure we can protect your rights.
Speak to a Member of Our Legal Team About Your Tampa Fall Injuries Today
Distasio Law Firm offers complimentary case reviews if you suffered fall injuries in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident in Tampa. We understand the complex case law that applies to defective sidewalk cases and may be able to sort out your case and hold the liable parties accountable.
A cracked, defective, or broken sidewalks lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you seek and secure a payout to cover your medical care, lost wages, suffering, and other losses. Let us evaluate the merits of your case and possibly go to work for you today.
Call (813) 259-0022 to learn more about your case.