Tampa Slip & Fall Lawyer

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident in Florida, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC today. Our Tampa personal injury lawyers can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.

Why Choose Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC?

Our slip and fall accident lawyers at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC, are passionate advocates for our clients and are relentless in the pursuit of justice for those we serve.

  • We take a hands-on approach, so you receive the highest quality legal representation, with comprehensive strategies custom-tailored to your needs.
  • Our team has more than six decades of experience with a successful track record, representing clients in slip and fall accidents and all matters of personal injury.
  • We understand that this may be a tough time for you and offer a free initial consultation to determine whether you have a case before proceeding.

When do you need a Slip & Fall Lawyer?

When you file a personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident in Florida, you can expect to hear arguments from the property owner that you bear some portion of fault for the accident. Under state comparative negligence laws, the value of your claim is reduced by the degree of responsibility assigned to you by a judge or jury. Our experienced premises liability attorneys can investigate the accident to determine who was at fault and protect your rights in dealing with insurance companies or in court.

Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability

When a severe injury occurs because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, it may give rise to a premises liability claim or lawsuit. When considering whether to file a slip and fall injury claim, ask, “What was the injured person doing on the property?” This factor is essential because state courts assign different degrees of responsibility to property owners, depending on the status of the injured visitor.

Public and business invitees are given the highest level of protection under state law.

  • Public invitees are invited to enter or remain on the property as a member of the public. Examples include visitors to public parks or hospitals.
  • Business invitees are persons invited to enter or remain on the property for a purpose that is directly or indirectly connected with business dealings. Examples include theme park visitors and customers of retail stores.

Other visitor statuses for premises liability purposes are licensees and trespassers. Licensees may be on the property by invitation (such as an invited social guest) or without invitation (such as a door-to-door salesman). A trespasser – someone who enters a property without permission – has the lowest level of protection under the law.

Who Is Liable for Your Slip & Fall Accident?

Under state premises liability law, business establishments may be held liable for slip and fall accidents on transitory foreign substances. If the injured person can prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge can be proven by showing that:

  • The dangerous condition existed for long enough that the business establishment should have known about it in the exercise of ordinary care; or
  • The dangerous condition occurred with regularity and was foreseeable.

Damages You Can Recover in Florida

Damages that can potentially be recovered in a slip and fall accident case include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Punitive damages, in cases involving malicious or wilful negligence

Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation

Our premises liability lawyers at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC, are compassionate and understanding. We consider your specific circumstances and make sure you are fully aware of your legal options before proceeding. Contact us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident on another’s property.

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