If you fell in a Tampa parking lot because of a pothole or other pavement defect, you may be able to build a case and hold the property owner or another responsible party accountable for your injuries. It may be possible to secure a payout to cover your medical care, pain and suffering, and more.
A potholes in parking lots lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to navigate this process for you while you focus on healing from your injuries. Our team may be able to file a claim or take legal action to seek damages based on your documented losses.
Speak to Distasio Law Firm today. Call (813) 259-0022 for your free case review.
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Florida Premises Liability Law Requires Property Owners To Protect Customers and Other Guests
Under Florida Statute § 768.10, Florida lawmakers directly addressed the actions property owners must take and the remedies available if an injury occurs as a result of a pit or hole greater than two feet in depth. Smaller potholes fall under the general premises liability rules outlined elsewhere in Chapter 768 of the statutes.
In general, if the hazard is known and someone visits the property as a customer, guest, or for another legal reason, the property owner may be responsible for any injuries they suffer. This responsibility may be true no matter if those injuries occur while the person is:
- Riding a motorcycle
- Riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, etc.
- Driving a car
However, most of these injuries occur when customers or clients are crossing a parking lot on foot and accidentally step into a pothole or trip over the edge of the uneven pavement. Falls are exceedingly common. Falls led to approximately half of non-fatal mechanism injury-related hospitalizations in Hillsborough County in 2018, according to the Florida Department of Health.
If you suffered injuries in a Tampa parking lot because of a pothole, crack, or another defect, reach out to our team and let us review your case. If we agree to represent you, we will do so based on contingency. Our office will commit the time, resources, and financial support necessary to:
- Investigate your accident
- Enlist the help of experts when necessary
- Build a case to support your claim or civil suit
- Negotiate a fair settlement or take the case to trial
If a property owner or occupier’s negligence toward maintaining their property led to your injuries, you deserve legal support and justice. Let us help you seek compensation for the losses you endured. Contact Distasio Law Firm today for your free consultation.
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Distasio Law Firm Puts Clients’ Needs First
If we believe you have a case against the property owner or another party based on your Tampa parking lot fall, a potholes in parking lots lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to represent you at no upfront cost. We are dedicated to always putting our clients first, including ensuring you can get the legal representation you need without having to spend anything out of pocket.
At our law firm, you will work with an attorney who will know your name, the facts of your case, and other details that many firms might overlook. You can count on our team to be honest and forthright with you, but also take the necessary steps to seek and secure compensation for you.
Call Distasio Law Firm now at (813) 259-0022 to learn more about how you may be able to hold the property owner accountable for the potholes in their parking lot that caused your fall injuries.
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Damages May Be Available Through a Settlement or Verdict
Distasio Law Firm can often reach out-of-court settlements to hold a property owner liable and recover damages for our clients. We file a claim and present strong evidence to support it, including documentation of our client’s related damages. Then, we work to negotiate a settlement agreement that considers their damages.
If the insurance company or law firm representing the liable party refuses to agree to a fair settlement or the property owner refuses to accept responsibility, we can turn to legal remedies available through the civil court system. Most cases do not go to trial. But we are ready, willing, and able to do so if it is necessary in your case. If we have to go to trial and the jury agrees with us that the property owner acted negligently and is liable, our client will be compensated for their losses.
Damages recoverable in a settlement or award may include:
- Current and future medical treatment for fall injuries
- Current and future lost wages and reduced ability to earn
- Damages to personal property, often glasses, a cell phone, or other items
- Out-of-pocket expenses spent as a result of the fall or injuries
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
Like other types of personal injury cases, Florida has a four-year statute of limitations on fall cases under Florida Statute § 95.11. If we need to take your case to court, we may have up to four years to file a lawsuit. However, some cases have deadlines that come much sooner. In addition, you likely cannot wait for several years before getting started on your case.
Distasio Law Firm will be glad to discuss your fall and injuries with you in the days following your accident, or as soon as your injuries are stable. Just reach out to us to get started.
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A potholes in parking lots lawyer in Tampa from Distasio Law Firm may be able to pursue liability and a payout in your trip and fall case. Call us today at (813) 259-0022 to learn more and for your free case review.