Commercial and residential property owners and managers have a duty to maintain their homes, stores and general grounds in good repair — or to properly warn visitors if there are known hazards to be avoided. When property owners fail to do so and you suffer harm as a result, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. At Hitchens and Hitchens, PA, our injury attorneys have experience representing people in the St. Petersburg area and throughout Florida who’ve been injured on someone’s property due to the owner’s negligence. We possess an impressive knowledge of Florida premises liability laws and will seek to hold the responsible property owner accountable.
When we represent you in a premises liability case, we must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent — that the owner, whether a person or business, failed to use reasonable care maintaining the property safely for visitors. Visitors are those such as invitees and licensees who have a legal right to be on someone else’s property. Not all such accidents, however, automatically make property owners liable: you must be able to show that the owner knew or should have reasonably known that unsafe conditions existed and failed to remedy them, and that those conditions were the cause of your injury.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability cases. They can be caused by a wide range of hazardous conditions, such as wet floors, cracked pavement, uneven steps, and snow- and ice-covered sidewalks. Falls on these surfaces can result in injuries that range in severity from cuts and bruises to broken bones and head trauma. If you’ve slipped and fallen on someone’s premises, we will seek to hold the property owner accountable for the harm you’ve suffered.
Premises liability suits may also be brought for other types of property accidents, involving injuries caused by:
For any injuries suffered on someone’s premises in which the property owner can be held liable, we will seek full, fair compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other relevant damages.
To succeed in your case, we undertake a full investigation of the circumstances behind your accident. That may include:
We have helped clients file suit against property owners, tenants, landlords, security guards and companies, management companies, and other at-fault parties in premises liability claims. In all cases, we will structure sound arguments designed to help you receive the maximum compensation possible.
Hitchens and Hitchens, PA provides comprehensive assistance to clients throughout Florida who have been injured on another person’s property. Call our St. Petersburg office at 727-345-3788 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.