Tampa Premises Liability Lawyer
Protecting Those Injured on the Property of Another
When in possession of land, people are somewhat responsible for the safety of others on their property. This is called premises liability – the legal responsibility landowners have for personal injuries sustained on their property. There are many factors that contribute to a premises liability case and several types of commonly filed, such as slip and fall cases, or cases of unsafe equipment.
If the property owner fails to provide adequate security on their land, they may become responsible for the actions of others. If someone is hurt because the property owner failed to secure their land effectively and an intruder harms a visitor, the property owner may have to take legal responsibility for their injury. Broken sidewalks, improper placing of warning signs, etc., are all instances that may cause the property owner to assume legal responsibility for another person's injuries.
Preparing a Solid Personal Injury Case
The legal state of the person visiting the property may determine the outcome of a premises liability case. Visitors fall into four categories: invitee, social guest, licensee or trespasser. Did the visitor enter the owner's property illegally? If so, it is unlikely that the owner will be held legally responsible for the visitor's injury. The owner's effort to make their proper safe also contributes to the outcome of a premises liability case.
For instance, if a warning sign is no properly placed and a visitor is injured, the land owner may be held responsible. On the other hand, if the visitor damages something on the property, rendering it dangerous before the property owner has time to make it safe again, the owner is less likely to be held responsible. Have you been injured and believe that a property owner is to blame? At Givens Givens Sparks, we understand the stressful situation you are in. When someone is hurt because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, they should be held responsible for you injury. Get in touch with a Tampa premises liability attorney at our firm rated as one of the "Best Law Firms" in Florida and take advantage of our free consultation.