​Tallahassee Premises Liability Lawyers

March 19, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Any time you visit a Tallahassee property, you likely expect that the area will remain in reasonable repair and that you can safely navigate. Unfortunately, some Tallahassee businesses and private property owners may not exercise the care they should in protecting visitors to the property and ensuring they do not risk severe injuries.

Did you suffer a slip and fall while visiting the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum or the Tallahassee Museum? Did you suffer injuries due to negligent security at Florida State University? If the property owner's negligence led to your injuries, you might have the right to compensation through an injury claim. Contact a Tallahassee premises liability lawyer at Dolman Law Group to learn more about your specific claim and how you can pursue compensation for those often devastating injuries.

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Dolman Law Group: Help for Tallahassee Premises Accident Victims

If you suffered serious injuries due to an personal injury accidents in Tallahassee, you need a lawyer on your side: one who will help you pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries. We have experience dealing with many claims throughout the Tallahassee area at Dolman Law Group. Our attorneys understand the challenges that often accompany severe injuries, and we aim to help Tallahassee victims pursue the results they deserve.

Small Firm Feel

Dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury can cause devastation in every area of your life. You need a lawyer to provide you with essential support and service as you manage the details of your claim. At Dolman Law Group, we deliver the small law firm supports that clients want. We offer convenient locations and make appointments as convenient as possible for our clients, including virtual appointments.

Big Firm Results

Following a damaging premises liability in Tallahassee, you may have a lot of bills to deal with and several challenges in front of you that may affect your entire future. At Dolman Law Group, we aim to provide the results you expect from a big law firm. We have the resources necessary to take on big businesses and insurance companies across Tallahassee, increasing the odds that you will win your case and get the help you need.

At Dolman Law Group, we want to hear your story and help increase the odds that you will get the positive, supportive outcome you deserve. Contact us today to start working on your claim.

Compensation for Tallahassee Premises Liability Claims: What to Expect

Severe injuries in a premises liability incident can substantially impact your finances, including a long-term impact on your expenses and your ability to pay your bills. At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients maximize the compensation they can recover, which may help them feel more confident in managing those expenses as they handle their claims.

Compensation for a premises liability accident may depend on various factors, including the insurance policy that covers the liable party and the extent of the damages you sustained. However, we can help you take a closer look at the compensation you might deserve, which can better prepare you to deal with the insurance company.

What did your medical bills cost?

The worse your injuries, in most cases, the greater your medical costs will prove. You may have immediate medical expenses because of the cost of emergency medical care and ongoing medical expenses—some of which may linger for the rest of your life.

Take a look at the immediate medical expenses associated with your accident and what future medical expenses you may face as you calculate the compensation you can recover for your injuries. At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients take a comprehensive look at all their medical costs so that they can include them as part of their claim.

How much income did you lose?

Severe injuries can, in many cases, have a substantial impact on your ability to work. While in the hospital or going through the immediate healing process after an accident, you may not go to work for some time.

Your injuries may prevent you from handling your job responsibilities or taking care of your usual needs. Even once you can return to work, you may have to return on a limited basis, cutting your hours down to part-time or missing hours at work due to follow-up appointments. As part of your premises liability claim, you can include compensation for the lost income you may have faced due to your accident and injuries.

If your injuries caused you to lose the ability to work in your previous field permanently, you might also have the right to include compensation for your lost earning potential as part of your claim. Talk to your attorney about those losses and their impact on you.

What suffering did you face because of your injuries?

At Dolman Law Group, we fight to help our clients recover compensation for the suffering they may have faced because of their injuries and the tangible financial losses they may have had to deal with.

Your intangible financial losses can prove even more devastating than your actual injuries, especially if you sustained a significant loss of independence because of your accident. You may also need to carefully consider the long-term implications of chronic pain or the emotional challenges you faced as a direct result of your injuries.

Tallahassee Premises Liability Incidents

Because Tallahassee has a large senior population, many businesses and property owners may need to carefully consider what dangers seniors may face when interacting with their businesses. Seniors have a higher risk of severe injury from a fall, including severe bruising, head trauma, brain injury, or dangerous fractures. Seniors may also suffer from longer-term mobility implications from their injuries since they may not heal as quickly as younger individuals.

Tallahassee residents may also face unique concerns that increase the risk of premises liability accidents. Due to Tallahassee's hot temperatures, more residents may have swimming pools or choose to visit places like Trousdell Aquatics Center, where they can cool off in the water.

While swimming pools and water play may offer many great opportunities, including the chance to cool off and enjoy family fun, they can also pose several unique dangers. Both homeowners and business owners may need to ensure that they carefully maintain their pools. In contrast, business owners may need to exercise caution in ensuring that their water play areas meet minimum safety standards.

The Tallahassee area also sees a great deal of tourist traffic. More than 2.4 million visitors may make their way through the Tallahassee area each year. Tourists may sometimes have less overall familiarity with the area and the hazards they may face, and business owners may need to offer warnings to those tourists. Furthermore, tourists may not exercise as much care when engaging with local businesses and the surrounding area, which may increase their risk of serious injury.

Common Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability accidents can occur in several ways.

  • Slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls make up a large percentage of premises liability accidents. Visitors to the property may slip on dangerous flooring or fall due to spills.
  • Falling objects. Many business owners fail to properly store and stack items, which can cause items to fall from heights.
  • Swimming pool accidents. Swimming pools pose an attractive nuisance and can, in many cases, attract more attention than property owners expect. Furthermore, swimming pools may introduce a higher risk of drowning.
  • Fire hazards. Many property owners may not exercise adequate care in maintaining fire safety standards, including ensuring easy access to exits in the event of a fire or checking capacity requirements for the building. The property owner may be liable when someone suffers serious injuries because of that negligence.
  • Negligent security. Property owners often may not provide the security their visitors need to have a safe experience, including adequate locks and, in some cases, physical security. The property owner may bear liability for that failure to provide security.

The property owner involved in a premises liability dispute may bear liability any time the property owner fails to exercise adequate care in providing for the safety of visitors to that premises. At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients look closely at who may bear liability for a premises liability incident and what compensation our clients might deserve.

Premises Liability Injuries in Tallahassee

Injuries in a Tallahassee premises liability incident can depend on what type of accident the victim suffered and how those injuries occurred.

They may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations

You may have the right to file an injury claim after a premises liability incident regardless of the type of injuries you sustain.

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Fighting the Insurance Company After a Tallahassee Premises Liability Incident

Following a Tallahassee premises liability incident, you will usually find yourself dealing with the property owner's insurance company as you pursue compensation. The insurance company may make it difficult to obtain the full compensation you deserve for those injuries.

Frequently, the insurance company will try to deny liability for the incident, which could leave you without the ability to receive the compensation you deserve for those injuries. In addition, the insurance company might try to pressure you to accept a low settlement offer, which may not reflect the full compensation you should realistically expect for your injuries.

At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients with many challenges they may face as they deal with the insurance company following a premises liability accident. We help our clients establish liability for the accident by collecting vital evidence, then break down their injuries and financial losses so they can present a clear, comprehensive claim to the insurance company. Often, we can help our clients obtain better results from the insurance company.

After a Tallahassee Premises Liability Incident: What to Do Next

You suffered serious injuries as a result of a Tallahassee premises liability incident. Hopefully, you sought medical care immediately after the accident and reported the accident to the property owner.

However, to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you may need to take several other steps.

  • Document your injuries and your medical care progression. Keep track of the suffering you may have faced. You may want to start a journal that will help you keep track.

Keep up with all your medical records and any medical bills you may have paid. You may have extensive medical costs, including emergency medical care and ongoing medical needs, and keeping up with those bills can be essential to your claim.

  • Follow the instructions issued by your medical care provider. If you fail to follow those vital instructions, you could interfere with your recovery and make it more difficult to recover the compensation you may deserve.
  • Get in touch with a lawyer to learn more about your rights. Ideally, talk to a lawyer before filing your injury claim with the insurance company since a lawyer can help guide you through that process.
  • If you struggle with the insurance company, try to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A premises liability lawyer in Tallahassee can help you learn more about your right to compensation.
  • Contact a Tallahassee Premises Liability Lawyer Today for Help with Your Claim

    If you suffered injuries due to the negligence of a Tallahassee property owner, you might deserve compensation for your injuries. Do not try to handle your claim on your own. Instead, contact Dolman Law Group at 850-790-5830 to learn more about the compensation you should pursue and the steps you need to take following your premises liability injury.

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    Matthew Dolman

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    This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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