St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney
Premises Liability

St. Petersburg Premises Liability Attorney

Handling Slip & Fall Cases & More

Premises liability cases include not only slip and fall cases, but any claim which is based on the negligence of a property and/or business owner to properly maintain their premises in a safe condition. These cases also include claims where individuals are hurt by the criminal actions of third persons when the property owner knew or should have known that such danger from third parties existed. Robert Heyman has trial experience in handling these types of cases. Whether a claim can be made depends upon the specific circumstances of your case and should be reviewed as soon as possible in order to preserve the evidence necessary to establish liability and the extent of your damages. With millions recovered for injured clients, Heyman Law Firm can be trusted to pursue the compensation you deserve after an accident on someone else’s property.

Our St. Petersburg premises liability attorney is here for you. Contact us online or by phone today at (727) 339-5570 for a free consultation to discuss your case.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability laws exist to protect victims who have been injured on the property of another. Under Florida’s laws, property owners, business operators, and managers who maintain buildings and properties have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe. When they breach this duty and someone is injured due to defective or unsafe conditions, they can be held responsible for injuries and damages.

Owners must warn their customers, visitors, guests, and others on their property about any known or hidden dangers; when they don’t and someone is injured, they can be responsible for negligence. In Florida, there is no duty owed to trespassers, or individuals who were injured while illegally on the owner’s property.

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

There is a wide range of accidents that can occur on someone’s property, though the most common type of premises liability case occurs after slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls occur when someone trips or slips and falls due to dangerous conditions like wet floors, defective stairs, damaged pavements, and more. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries depending on how the person falls and often include broken bones, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain injuries. Some slip and fall accidents can even result in death.

Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet surfaces like freshly waxed or mopped surfaces, or spills that haven’t been cleaned up
  • Uneven walking surfaces, including loose floorboards or carpeting, parking lot potholes, cluttered floors, and defective sidewalks
  • Stray cords and electrical wires
  • Weather conditions like ice, rain, or snow (property owners have a responsibility to shovel their sidewalks and salt walkways)
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken or damaged handrails

Other accidents that can be classified as premises liability cases include:

  • Dog bites
  • Fires
  • Water leaks or flooding
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Inadequate building security leading to assault or injury
  • Swimming pool accidents

Also Handling Slip & Fall Accidents

In his private practice, Robert Heyman has represented businesses, property owners, and injured persons in slip and fall cases, although he now concentrates his efforts exclusively upon injured persons. Because these cases often occur in a transient environment, it is crucial to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation of the circumstances of the fall, including the taking of witness statements and the preservation and documentation of all available evidence.

Should you be injured as a result of a fall, Robert Heyman is available for a consultation to discuss both the potential liability for your injuries and the steps which should be taken to preserve the evidence of your claim. Our team has successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients that include medical bills, lost wages and future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. When a property owner is responsible for your injuries, you shouldn’t be the one to have to pay for medical treatment.

Call (727) 339-5570 to reach our caring and experienced St. Petersburg premises liability attorney. If you’re unable to come to the office, we can come to you, whether you’re at home or in the hospital.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • He is very easy to communicate with!

    “Attorney Robert Heyman is a straight forward attorney, that will give you the best outcome for your case. I am very satisfied with his work, my case outcome, and am happy to say that I count on him as someone I like to remember around the holiday season!”

    - Gary P.
  • I love him!

    “Kept me out of prison! I love him.”

    - Occie N.
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Our Past Victories

  • $6,000,000 Auto Negligence

    Client sustained catastrophic injuries, including TBI

  • $1,000,000 Auto Negligence

    Client injured in T-Bone accident at intersection

  • $735,000 Auto Negligence

    Client injured in low-impact rear end collision

  • $370,000 Medical Malpractice

    Client injured while being transported by orderly; required follow up surgery

  • $300,000 Premises Liability

    Client injured in fall at private residence; required hip surgery

  • $300,000 Automobile Negligence

    Client injured by driver who ran red light

  • $290,000 Nightclub Shooting

    Client shot at after-hours bottle club

  • $270,000 Auto Negligence

    Client injured in rear-end collision; claim vs 2 UM carriers

  • $250,000 Auto Negligence

    T-bone collision; client sustained spinal injuries, possible surgery

  • $250,000 Automobile / Bicycle Accident

    Client struck while riding bicycle on side of roadway; required hip surgery

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