Premises Liability Accident Lawyers in St. Petersburg
If you suffered injuries on someone else’s property, you might have the right to obtain compensation for your losses. Consult our St. Petersburg premises liability lawyers after an accident so that you know your legal rights. Our experienced premises liability accident attorneys at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers can answer all your questions. We work hard to ensure that all St. Petersburg injury victims have access to the compensation they legally deserve for their injuries and losses.
A quick internet search for “accident attorneys near me” will show you many options for injury lawyers in the St. Petersburg area. So how do you know who is right for your case? The St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers have respect in the business because:
Our injury lawyers only handle accident cases.
Some accident attorneys also handle bankruptcy, DUI and other criminal cases, divorce, or other legal matters. We only practice personal injury law. We focus on accident cases, and our attorneys have experience handling these cases. We know what legal issues come up in accident cases involving bicycles - and how that is different from accidents involving Uber vehicles. We know the tricks an insurance company will use to try to get out of making a fair settlement offer for your injuries. We know how to handle these issues so that our clients have access to fair compensation for all their injuries and losses. Lawyers who practice criminal defense or family law may not have the skills necessary to handle your premises liability case.
Our accident attorneys have years of experience.
The legal team at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers has decades of combined experience in personal injury law. Our lawyers have experience handling all types of injuries and accidents. We understand the legal issues in car accident cases, premises liability cases, and workers’ compensation claims. We can anticipate and prevent problems with your case. The more experience your accident lawyer has, the better they can handle your case. Our injury lawyers have years of experience. We know how to fight to protect our clients’ legal rights and get them the compensation they deserve.
Our accident lawyers understand all types of injuries.
An accident can cause many different injuries. You might suffer a traumatic brain injury or damage other areas of the head and neck. You might have damage to your spinal cord. There can be complex orthopedic injuries that require years of surgery, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Internal organs can suffer crush injuries in an accident. When this happens, the victim often requires surgery, and doctors must remove the organ altogether. There are lifelong medical complications that can result from internal organ damage. There are also many other types of injuries a person can suffer in an accident. It is important to work with an injury lawyer who understands your specific injuries. To receive fair compensation for your losses, you will need an attorney who can explain the injuries to an insurance claims adjuster or a jury. Our St. Petersburg premises liability lawyers have experience handling various injury cases. We know how to work with doctors, life care planners, and other medical experts to prove the true value of your injuries. This work ensures that you have access to all the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other losses.
Our legal team gets results.
Actions speak louder than words, and here at our firm, we get results for our clients. Check out some of these actual results we have obtained for real injury clients. These include $3,680,000 for a client who needed back surgeries, $1,700,000 for a client with a brain injury, and $1,050,000 for a client with eye loss. Of course, we cannot guarantee what will happen in your case or promise you will get the same outcome as our past clients. We can promise we will use all of our knowledge and experience to fight to protect your legal rights. With an experienced injury lawyer on your side, you will be in the best possible position to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Let our legal team prove the fair value of your claim so that you can focus on making the best recovery possible from your injuries.
The law requires property owners to use “due care” to prevent injuries from occurring on their land. If the property owner fails to do so, they can be financially responsible for compensating the injury victim. This legal rule is known as “premises liability.” Premises liability most often applies to slip and fall cases, though other accidents can occur on another person’s property. To hold a property owner liable, the injury victim must prove that the owner was negligent in maintaining their property. Negligence means the failure to use due care. But what care is due to an injury victim? This depends on who the property owner is. In general, commercial property owners (such as store managers) must use greater care than private homeowners. This rule exists because commercial property owners invite the public onto their land for their financial benefit. As a result, they must actively inspect their property and make it safe for the customers who they invite in. Commercial property can be a store, a concert hall, a sports arena, a water park, a shopping mall, or any other retail establishment. Private homeowners do not have as high of a standard. In a home, the owner must only warn guests about hidden dangers that the owner knows about but are not obvious to guests. Common examples include a loose step, a dark hallway, or uneven pavement.
Where Premises Liability Accidents Happen in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is a popular tourist destination. Our year-round sunshine allows visitors to enjoy the area during all seasons, keeping a consistent local economy for business owners. Unfortunately, this also means both residents and visitors can sustain injuries in many public areas and local attractions. Here are some of the most common areas where premises liability accidents can occur: St. Petersburg beaches (including Fort DeSoto, Maximo, North Shore, and the St. Pete Municipal Beach) On boats and during other water activities, such as snorkeling, diving, and water skiing Popular restaurants in the St. Petersburg area Shopping centers and other popular retail sites These are just a few of the many places in St. Petersburg where premises liability accidents can happen. Any time you suffer injuries on anyone else’s property, there is the possibility you will have a legal claim, so be sure to consult with an attorney even if you are not sure about your situation. Our attorneys will help determine your legal rights and the best strategy to protect them.
Who is liable for slip and fall injuries?
The person legally at fault (or liable) for causing an accident must also pay for the victim’s injuries. In a premises liability case, the victim claims that the property owner was at fault. Your injury lawyer must prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining their property. The property owner can be a private homeowner, a store manager, a water park operator, or another business owner. The defendant can also be a private homeowner. In some cases, other legal claims or defendants were not at the accident scene. (For example, if a roof caved in on you because a contractor performed negligent repairs, this might be the contractor’s fault—not the property owner’s.) There are many potential defendants in any accident case. When you hire an injury lawyer, they will be sure to investigate your case to find all potential defendants, so you do not miss out on any compensation that you need and deserve.
What if the insurance company denies my claim?
If an insurance company denies your claim, this does not mean that you will not receive compensation for your injuries. Remember that insurance companies train their workers to get out of paying as many claims as possible. Our experienced injury lawyers know how to prove that the defendant was at fault, overcome any legal issues, and prove the fair value of your injury claim.
What compensation can I get for a slip and fall accident?
Injury victims deserve compensation for specific losses they suffer. Some of these losses are easy to calculate: you can obtain receipts for your medical bills, and your employer can provide a statement showing how many hours of work you missed. This documentation makes it easy to file a claim for a specific amount of medical bills or lost wages. But the largest component of a personal injury award is often for your pain and suffering. These losses are subjective, and they are different in every case. Some injuries cause ongoing medical complications or ongoing discomfort. Other injuries cause dramatic losses - like a surgery that results in weeks of bed rest. You need an accident attorney who can prove the fair value of your unique pain and suffering. If not, you can miss out on the money you deserve.
Do I really need a lawyer to handle my claim?
Injury victims who handle their own claims consistently receive lower settlement offers than those an accident lawyer represents. A lawyer does many different things to protect your right to compensation. We begin to preserve evidence and research your claims as soon as you hire us. Our office also handles all communications with the insurance company to protect you from accidentally saying anything they can try to use against you. We know how to hire expert witnesses and use their testimony to prove the value of your pain and suffering. If the insurance company denies your claim or tries to undervalue your losses, we know how to handle these tactics to ensure that you do not miss out on your full compensation. Injury victims should not have to handle all of these tasks - especially if they have never filed a claim before. You can hire a lawyer not only to handle the paperwork but also to ensure that the insurance company does not ignore your important legal rights.
How long will my case take?
Every case is different. If the insurance company accepts liability and agrees to the value of your case, your claim can settle quickly. But premises liability claims are rarely this simple. Often, multiple defendants or insurance companies fight liability. Your case may have complications due to a lengthy recovery or complex injuries. We might need to hire expert witnesses to prove the value of your case - especially if you will have ongoing financial losses, such as a lower rate of pay because you cannot return to your old job. And if the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, it might be necessary to file a lawsuit on your behalf. An insurance company will sometimes increase the settlement offer once we file a lawsuit, but in other cases, they continue to fight the case all the way through trial. In these rare cases, it can take more time to litigate your case. Whether your case is a quick one or a slower one, take the needed time to fully investigate your case.
A thorough investigation will ensure that you do not miss out on compensation from legal claims, defendants, or insurance policies that must compensate you for your injuries. Do not accept a low settlement offer simply to resolve your case quickly. Insurance companies know that many injury victims are in a hurry to receive payment, and they use it as an excuse to make lowball settlement offers. Instead, call the St. Petersburg premises liability lawyers at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers today at (727) 797-2020, or write us through our contact page. Let us take over the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and fight for the compensation you deserve.