When A Slip Or Trip Causes Serious Injury
All of us have tripped or slipped and fallen at some point in our lives. But when the slip or trip is caused by someone’s negligence and causes an injury, it’s time to take action.
I am George C. Kezemides, P.A., and I can help you take legal steps to make things right. You will pay nothing unless I recover compensation on your behalf. I assist injured people in Tarpon Springs and throughout the entire Tampa Bay metro area.
Capably Handling All Premises Liability Accidents
Any time someone gets hurt in a hotel, marina, restaurant, shopping center or any other public place, it’s a good idea to consult a personal injury attorney. This can help you understand the recourse you have in these cases, and you can also get a better understanding of the potential medical costs.
When there is an injury that was preventable if only someone in charge had taken action, there is potential for a premises liability case. I can help with:
- Slip-and-fall cases in stores, boat docks and on other people’s properties
- Items left where they should not be that cause a trip-and-fall
- An injury due to unmaintained property such as a pothole in a parking lot
- A floor slip that occurred when someone did not mop up a spill or rain
- Injuries that occur when a dog attacks a person because a fence is broken
There is also potential for a premises liability claim when you have experienced harm or an injury due to an establishment having negligent security. The establishment can be a bar or nightclub, hotel, parking ramp, apartment building, or another residence or business. If an apartment building owner or management is aware that tenants are violent and does not act to protect the other residents, they can be held liable.
Additionally, if a family member not only suffers an injury, but that injury is fatal, I can help you pursue accountability with a wrongful death case.
What If I Don’t Want To Sue The Other Person?
As a personal injury lawyer, I know that you might feel hesitant to file a claim. Many people don’t want to file a lawsuit after slipping and falling on a friend, neighbor or family member’s property. However, when people realize how expensive the resulting medical bills are, they often wish they would have done something. This is exactly what insurance is for. When you file a claim, you do not sue the individual person directly — you file the claim through their homeowner’s insurance. Speak with me so you can find out about your rights and then decide what you want to do.
What You Should Know About Premises Liability
Your life is currently probably filled with stress and confusion due to your premises liability injury. I strive to simplify things for you, starting by answering your questions about premises liability and your rights. You can find the answers to some frequently asked questions that I often hear below.
What are some of the most common injuries in Florida premises liability accidents?
In my extensive career, I have seen a wide spectrum of injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones
- Knee injuries
Do not underestimate the severity of your injuries. Even if you feel okay and do not have any visible bleeding or bruising, seek help from a doctor.
Why should I hire a Florida premises liability lawyer?
You may be tempted to try to move on after an accident, especially because a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injury might not seem burdensome at first. The sooner you hire an attorney, though, the better chance you have of recovering maximum compensation for your damages.
Do I have a case?
To have an actionable premises liability claim, you need to prove a few criteria. These include:
- You were on the premises legally.
- The property owner knew about or should have known about a hazardous condition on their property.
- They failed to fix the hazardous condition, resulting in your accident.
- You have damages from the incident.
I have a long, proven history of demonstrating these points successfully for my clients, allowing them to recover a settlement or award.
Let’s Discuss Your Case In A FREE Consultation
In my opinion, there is nothing to be lost and everything to be gained by scheduling a consultation with a Florida premises liability attorney. The meeting is always free. You will not pay lawyer’s fees unless I take your case and win a settlement or a verdict on your behalf. I offer a free consultation at my Tarpon Springs law office. Just call 727-490-9303 or send me an email, and we can arrange a time to meet. I typically respond to inquiries within 24 hours.