Florida law imposes upon property owners and businesses certain obligations to protect guests from unsafe conditions on their premises. If a business or individual fails to exercise the legally required duty of care and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Hitchens and Hitchens, PA, our attorneys employ a practical, professional approach to help clients seek full and fair compensation for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress and pain and suffering. We represent individuals in the St. Petersburg area and throughout Florida.
In order for a property owner to be found responsible for your accident, evidence must be shown to prove that you were legally on the property and that a dangerous condition on the premises caused your injury. In addition, generally at least one of the following must be true:
Depending on state law, a property owner or manager may owe a different standard of care to different classes of visitors, such as business visitors or social guests. The attorneys at Hitchens and Hitchens, PA help you understand your chances of recovery based on the specific facts of your case.
Strong cases are founded on strong evidence. The attorneys at Hitchens and Hitchens, PA will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall incident and may visit the premises where the accident occurred. There, we may gather crucial evidence, photograph the scene and interview witnesses. We may also consult with knowledgeable and respected expert witnesses, such as physicians and chiropractors. With their assistance, we can pursue the best settlement available. If your case goes to court, these witnesses are available to deliver clear, professional testimony so the jurors can understand the cause of the accident and the extent of your injuries.
By immediately consulting an attorney after your accident, you can help ensure that your best interests are considered from the start. With significant delay, however, you could forfeit your right to file a claim by missing the deadline set by Florida law.
If you were injured on someone’s poorly maintained property, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain. Call the St. Petersburg office of Hitchens and Hitchens, PA at 727-345-3788 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.