Need a Premises Liability Attorney in Tampa?
Were you injured on someone else’s property?
At the Distasio Law Firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence of another. This includes accidents and injuries that occurred on the property of someone else. Under premises liability law, the owner of a property owes people on their property a duty of care. This could include hotels, restaurants, offices, retail stores, private homes, and more. Whether the owner knew that a danger existed on their property and failed to address it or even if they were unaware of the potential hazard, they could still be held responsible for any injury which occurred.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa premises liability lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Premises Liability Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida premises liability law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling liability cases. Scott Distasio has been handling premises liability cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
Every year, people are injured and killed as the result of animal attacks. If you were the victim of a dog bite, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm. Under Florida law, people have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of a dog who attacked them. A lawsuit could help you get the compensation you need to cover the medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Were you injured because of a falling object? If an object fell and injured you because of the negligence of a property owner, you could have a premises liability case. One common place for falling object injuries to take place are construction sites. Construction sites are one of the most dangerous workplace environments, and if safety regulations were not upheld, the property owner could be held accountable. Retail stores are another possible place for falling object injuries to occur. Again, do not hesitate to contact our firm if you were injured on another person’s property.
What happens if you were assaulted or robbed while on the property of someone else. Even though it was a criminal offense, the owner could still be partly responsible. For example, if they did not ensure that security was up to standard and that was the cause of the incident, the owner could be found liable. No not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions about an incident that took place because of negligent security.
Retail Store Negligence
Were you injured in a store? It is the responsibility of store owners to ensure that their property is free of hazards. If an individual is injured while on their property, they could be held financially responsible for any medical expenses or pain and suffering which occurred as a result.
More Types of Premises Liability Cases
Slip and Fall
What exactly is a slip and fall accident? Although it may not sound like a serious accident to be involved in, there can be devastating injuries resulting from a slip, fall, or trip. Whether you tripped because of bad lighting, an uneven surface, or broken stairs, the property owner could be held accountable for your injuries. If you suffered from a broken bone, bruises, a fracture, or a back injury, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office to learn how we could help you.
Swimming Pool Accidents
If you were injured in another person’s pool or a loved one drowned in another person’s pool, you could have a premises liability case. Owners of pools have the responsibility to ensure that their pool is safe. Whether they have invited guests over to use the pool or a child wandered into the pool without their knowledge, they are still responsible for the safety of those on their property. Whether there was a lack of safety equipment, improper fencing or gates, or defective equipment in the pool, please contact our firm to learn how we could help you.
What should you do if you were injured while at work? Workplace accidents can fall under the category of premises liability law. Some workplace environments are more dangerous than others, but they all come with certain hazards. Whether you were injured in a slip and fall accident, suffered from a burn, fell from scaffolding, or were exposed to a dangerous material, you could be entitled to compensation for what you went through. We can also help ensure that you are not retaliated against by your employer for reporting the accident.
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Looking for an Attorney for a Premises Liability Injury?
Our Martindale-Hubbell® AV® rated team at the Distasio Law Firm has years of experience in handling these types of cases and always strive to secure our clients the maximum amount of compensation for what they have been through. If you were the victim of any of these types of accidents, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team at the Distasio Law Firm. Our main goal is to ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the compensation you deserve. If you would like more information please contact a Tampa premises liability lawyer from our team today. Do not wait to get the help you deserve!