Premises liability law generally allows an injured party to sue the owner of a parcel of land or real property, where the injured party suffered their harm. However, as many Tampa residents know, not all individuals own the properties in which they live. A number of people rent houses, apartments and condos from others.
It is an unfortunate fact that some Tampa residents will be hurt in premises liability accidents when they visit their local gas stations, grocery stores, and other businesses. Sometimes these incidents occur on wet interior floors where a victim unsuspectingly stepped and slipped, causing a fall and a preventable injury. However, property dangers can pose threats to individuals even before they reach their intended destinations' doors, and this post will examine just a few of the premises liability problems that may exist just outside of retail structures while still on their properties.
Residents of Florida often enjoy exploring the wide open spaces that exist between the state's metropolitan centers. With a dearth of lakes and trails to explore, individuals can seemingly wander for days. In many situations, the actions of an explorer will keep him on safe, publicly owned land. However, if his adventures take him off of ordinary paths he may cross onto the land of private citizens.
Although freezing conditions are not exactly the norm down there in sunny Tampa, Florida, it does drop at times, which can create dangerous conditions for those on the roads and sidewalks. With icy conditions less common here in the greater Tampa area, it may come as an unforeseen danger to some, both as a pedestrian on the streets or customer at a store. And with dangerous conditions comes an increase in likelihood of slip and fall accidents.
Holiday shopping is in full swing, and residents of Tampa are hurriedly searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. After that they are off visiting relatives at parties and other celebrations. No one expects to be injured while shopping or as a guest at another person's home. However, sometimes these incidents occur, with disastrous results.
Whether you are at a park, walking on a city street, in a residential area or at a store parking lot, individuals frequently travel by foot in these places during the daytime and at night. However, many have concerns about walking around these locations at night. Florida law regarding adequate lighting and liability when there are injuries and fatalities in an accident on a property can be confusing. One such issue has to do with whether or not the provider of the streetlights can be held liable for damages that befell a person who was injured or killed.
While it might seem to be the foundation for a comedic skit and might even be somewhat humorous if there wasn’t the possibility and reality of injury and even death, a person slipping and falling in a business establishment or on the property of another is something that happens all too frequently in Florida. What must be remembered is that slip-and-fall accidents can cause substantial damage and result in massive medical costs to those affected. If this happens, the injured person has a right to be compensated.
During this time of year, people from all over the globe flock to Florida to escape the cold and enjoy everything that the Sunshine State has to offer. Many people leave with a tan, pictures on their phones and good memories of a relaxing getaway.
Getting injured in an accident can make victims feel many different things. Beside being in pain, they can feel embarrassed and scared, but that might eventually lead to feeling frustrated and even angry. This can be especially true if the injured party feels that the accident could have and should have been prevented.