Injuries Caused By Dangerous Property Conditions

At Barker | Cook, we represent both plaintiffs and defendants in premises liability cases. If you were injured while on another's property, or if you are being accused of not keeping your property safe, our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to help. Based in Tampa, the attorneys in our firm have represented individuals, insurance companies and businesses throughout Florida and nationwide for more than 15 years .

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Firefighter sues homeowner after getting injured while battling blaze

What Caused The Accident In Your Case?

Property owners have a duty to keep their properties safe. Failure to do so is negligent and puts innocent visitors at risk of injury.

Any type of accident has the potential to cause serious and lasting injuries. What appears today as a minor injury may evolve into a persisting and serious injury requiring repeated surgeries or ongoing medical treatment. At Barker | Cook, our lawyers help injured plaintiffs recover the compensation they need to treat their injuries, pay their bills and move forward with their lives.

Many injuries are caused by:

  • Faulty elevators or escalators
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slip and falls due to wet floors
  • Trip and falls due to debris or poorly maintained floors
  • Poor lighting

Defending Businesses Against Premises Liability Claims

Commercial property owners and lessees have the duty to keep their properties in safe condition, warn of dangerous conditions and take steps to prevent intentional crimes — such as assaults — from occurring on their premises. For restaurant, bar and nightclub owners, this often means employing security personnel to prevent conflicts and keep patrons safe.

At Barker | Cook, we represent commercial property owners, lessees and their insurance companies against premises liability claims based on negligent security and failure to maintain safe conditions. Our firm thoroughly investigates every claim made against our clients to determine whether an unsafe condition existed, and if so, the extent to which it contributed to a patron's injury.

Our attorneys are experienced litigators. We are not afraid to take our clients' cases to trial. That said, we also understand that alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as negotiation, mediation and settlement, may provide our clients with a more beneficial resolution to their legal issue.

Get Strong Legal Help

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, contact the Tampa premises liability attorneys of Barker | Cook today at 813-489-1001. Depending on the nature of your case, a contingency-fee structure may be available.