Legal Help For Victims Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents

The legal term "premises liability" refers to cases in which an injured person can prove that the owner of a property is responsible for injuries resulting from an accident that occurred on their property. Premises liability accidents are often referred to as "slip-and-fall" accidents, but, in reality, can be much more serious that familiar name implies.

Premises liability injuries include serious head and spinal cord injuries from falling store products, parking lot auto accidents resulting in serious injuries to pedestrians, and injuries from assault made possible by negligent security. To recover compensation for a premises liability injury or wrongful death claim in Florida, your attorney will need to prove that the property owner (or management) was aware of the hazardous environment and failed to act in a timely manner to remove it or otherwise protect the safety of customers or invited visitors using the property.

Experienced Representation In Premises Liability Cases

Valenzuela Law Firm, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, has been helping injury victims of premises liability negligence recover money for their serious injuries for more than 30 years. We have served as lead counsel on many significant slip and fall injury lawsuits, including litigation involving unsafe stairs, slippery floors, retail store accidents and construction site work injuries. We focus entirely on providing effective representation for the victims of negligence.

We handle premises liability injury and wrongful death cases such as:

  • Negligent security
  • Slippery floor, falling products, store accidents
  • Parks and recreation accidents
  • Parking lot pedestrian accidents
  • Unsafe stairs, stairwell accidents
  • Uneven pavement
  • Sidewalk injuries
  • Improper warnings about dangerous holes

How Do You Know If You Have A Case?

Premises liability cases arise from injuries occurring in residential and commercial buildings, shopping centers and parking facilities, hotels and casinos, amusement parks, airports, healthcare facilities, swimming pools, nightclubs and bars, and also universities and public schools. The general rule of law is that the owner or operator of the premises has a duty to keep the premises in reasonably safe condition or at least warn customers of a dangerous condition which the owner or operator caused, knows about, or should know about.

Representative Premises Liability Cases

$727,000 Settlement For Wrongful Death Of Infant Due To Negligent Supervision By Day Care Center

The plaintiff was the mother of a 3-month-old infant. The baby was left under the supervision of a day care center while the mother worked. The infant began to cry, was fed and then left unmonitored in an adjacent room. Subsequently the child was discovered blue and in respiratory distress. The child subsequently died due to aspiration of vomit or stomach contents. The plaintiff alleged the infant day care center negligently failed to supervise the child, put the child on her stomach and failed to give proper BLS and CPR. The case settled for policy limits of $727,000.

$525,000 Settlement For Wrongful Death Of 70-Year-Old From Head Injuries After Falling Off Of A Gurney

The plaintiff was a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran with substantial preexisting kidney disease, ailments related to agent orange and many other serious medical conditions. Prior to the subject incident he had approximately one year to live. As a result, he required routine transportation to the Veterans Administration for treatment.

During one such routine transportation, the transport company failed to navigate a turn while the plaintiff was on a gurney causing him to fall off the gurney and hit his head on the pavement. He subsequently died from a brain hemorrhage caused by the impact. The plaintiff's family filed suit against the transport company for negligently transporting him. The case settled for policy limits of $525,000.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers For A Free Consultation

Contact us to discuss how Florida premises liability laws will impact your prospective case. Attorney Henry Valenzuela is a Florida Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist and our firm has received the AV* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. We look forward to offering you a free consultation about your case. Call 813-217-5613 or complete our online contact form.

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Verdicts & Settlements

$1.0 Million Settlement in Premises Liability Action Against Apartment Complex for Pool Drowning of Minor

$8,000,000 Verdict for Wrongful Death of 23 year old Adult Disabled Man Who Choked On His Own At Adult Daycare Center

$9,000,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death of 24 year old Electrocuted by Downed Power Line

$1.29 Million Dollar Settlement In Slip And Fall Case Causing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Case

$1 Million Settlement in Pool Drowning Case Against Homeowner With $75,000.00 Insurance Policy

$727,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death of Infant Due to Negligent Supervision By Day Care Center

$525,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death of 70 Year Old From Head Injuries After Falling Of A Gurney