Tampa Premises Liability Lawyer
Skilled legal representation for cases of landlord negligence
If you fell victim to a hidden hazard, suffering a trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accident, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. is prepared to help. Since 1976, our firm has helped injured Floridians make the difficult case for compensation in premises liability accidents. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, our Tampa premises liability lawyers have the knowledge and skill to resolve your injury claim, taking the case all the way through trial if necessary.
When is a Florida landlord or proprietor liable for an accident on a property?
In Florida, the owner of a property has a legal obligation to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to correct or warn of dangers that the owner knows or should know exist, but a visitor would not necessarily notice, even when exercising reasonable care. Common hazards for which a landlord might be held responsible include:
- Structural defects
- Wet, slippery floors
- Poorly maintained sidewalks
- Poor, inadequate lighting
- Defective construction
- Poor facility management
- Negligent security
- Faulty elevators and escalators
Landlords are generally held liable if a reasonable person would have discovered the unsafe condition and taken steps to correct it in time to prevent an accident. When an unsafe condition is obvious, premises liability might not attach; a court may rule that the victim assumed the risk in his or her encounter with the hazard.
Injury victims require strong and competent legal counsel
Premises liability accident victims can expect defendant’s counsel to challenged them aggressively, questioning the validity of their personal injury claims. The defense often characterizes slip-and-fall victims as greedy, dishonest opportunists, and searches their medical history for pre-existing conditions that could explain their alleged injuries. Under such a withering attack, you need to have an attorney who can stand strong beside you.
The Matassini Law Firm has extensive experience representing plaintiffs in a variety of premises liability cases. You can benefit from the strength and support we offer. We effectively engage with defense counsel, insurance company representatives and insurance company adjusters to settle your case on favorable terms. When settlement is impossible, we have the ability to try your case professionally to obtain the maximum compensation possible.
Discuss your liability claim with a skilled Tampa premises liability lawyer
If you or a family member has suffered a serious slip-and-fall accident, you need capable courtroom representation. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has trial lawyers who are skilled at managing negotiations and trying cases before judges and juries. Call us today at 813.379.2007 or contact us online to schedule a free conference and learn how The Matassini Law Firm can serve you.