December 8

Florida Premises Liability Accidents

Florida Premises Liability Accidents

The owner of a property, regardless of whether it is a business or private residence, has certain duties that he owes to all that enter the property. The duties owed depend upon the circumstances and classification of the visitor. The injured party in a premises liability case will be expected to prove that the owner of the property knew or should have known about the hazardous condition, and failed to give sufficient warning or have it repaired. However, legal liability varies from case to case, and usually depends on the situation and what type of guest the victim of the accident is. There are three types of guests, and they are all treated differently in the event of an accident.

Invitees: Invitees are invited onto a property for a purpose, such as a customer in a grocery store. Invitees require the highest degree of care, as they are encouraged to enter the property for business purposes.

Licensees: Licensees have the second highest duty of care, as they are social guests, such as friends and family that are invited to the property.

Trespassers: Trespassers are those who enter a property without an invitation or permission. Though they may have no right to be there, the property owner is still responsible for avoiding intentional misconduct and gross negligence on the property.

Invitees and licensees have been invited to the location, so there is an implication of safety. Trespassers, on the other hand, have no permission to be on the property. But even so, the property owner still owes them a limited duty to prevent things like intentional injuries. This means the owner may not set up traps or trip wires, or anything to intentionally cause harm to the trespasser.

The most common premises liability cases are slip-and-fall cases, but there are many others including missing handrails on stairways and dog bites.

Have you or a loved one been injured on a private or commercial property? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her personal contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

If you or a loved one has and injury caused by the negligence of another on their property, you should immediately call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Pete, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.justia.com/injury/premises-liability/

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0768/Sections/0768.075.html

December 7

Traffic Tickets: Why Should You Hire an Attorney?

Traffic Tickets: Why Should You Hire an Attorney?

Many of us have had a traffic ticket at some point in our lives. Usually it is due to a small mistake or misjudgment. It may seem minor, and you may want to just pay the citation and get it out of the way. However, it could be costing you more than you realize.

Is it worth Trying to Fight Your Traffic Ticket?

Many people pay their citations and move on, as they don’t feel it’s worth it to fight the ticket. Paying the citation essentially means you are admitting guilt, and will likely cause the DMV to put points on your driver’s license depending on the infraction. Too many points and you could lose your license. On top of all that, your car insurance rates could skyrocket due to a minor mistake.

An Experienced Attorney can Help

If you received a traffic ticket recently, you may be thinking of fighting the charge on your own. Your best bet is to have an experienced attorney who understands traffic laws and knows how to fight for your rights. The right attorney can effectively get your ticket reduced or dismissed, while preserving your reputation.

Have you recently gotten a traffic ticket? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg traffic ticket attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

Call an experienced traffic ticket attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/6-reasons-a-lawyer-should-fight-your-ticket/

https://www.dmv.org/traffic-tickets/when-to-hire-a-traffic-ticket-lawyer.php

November 17

Slip & Fall Claims

A slip and fall accident is when someone is injured falling down due to a hazardous condition. It could be a slippery floor, an uneven surface, or an obstruction that is hard to see.

In a slip and fall case, a thorough investigation in necessary. The injured party is required to prove through evidence and witness testimony that the owner of the business or property already knew or should have known about the hazard. The owner of the premises on which the accident occurred is usually held liable, but other parties may be found at fault as well. The most difficult part of these cases is proving that the accident could have been avoided, and that the at-fault party was negligent.

Slip and fall accidents can cause costly medical bills, pain and suffering, time off work, and in some cases, permanent injuries or damage. The outcome of your case is based on three factors:

• Who is liable for this accident?

• Was the liable party negligent?

• Did the injured party contribute to the accident in any way?

Sometimes the victim of the slip and fall is held partially at fault for not paying attention, or not seeing signs warning of the hazard. For a victim of a slip and fall case, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible, from photos to witness information. It is also crucial to find an attorney with experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Do you believe you have a slip and fall case? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident due to somebody’s negligence, you should immediately call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Pete, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.hg.org/slip-and-fall.html

https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/prove-win-slip-fall-claim.html

November 16

Can Your Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, and a big part of life for many people. We can share our thoughts, opinions, photos, and updates about our lives with everyone we know, and it hardly takes any effort. If you have been injured, you may wish to share details of your injury and recovery on social media to update friends on the status. However, doing so may negatively affect your claim, even if you are very careful with what you post.

It is difficult for others to determine the amount of pain and suffering you are experiencing, so those you are filing a claim against will seek out your social media profiles to find “evidence”. If there is something on your profile that can discredit your claim, it will be used to minimize your damages. The insurance company wants to make you seem less credible so they can pay you less, and they will try to find ways to do that. Even if you have high privacy settings, there are still ways your information can be accessed.

Let’s say that you had an accident which caused a back injury, and you are now unable to do many things you used to enjoy. If you are posting pictures of yourself dancing, or holding a small child, or even smiling with friends, the insurance company can use these to diminish your claim. They can argue that your back is not as injured as you say it is (even though it very well may be, and you could still be in excruciating pain). The photo of you out with friends could be evidence that “you’re too happy to be suffering”, when in reality you could be putting on a happy face for social media, despite your crippling pain.

You typically want to show your best side on social media. Unfortunately, these moments of happiness could be used as evidence that you appear to be happier than you claim to be.

If you have a personal injury claim, it is best to stay off social media until your case has been settled. Make sure your friends and family are aware not to tag you or discuss your case or your current activities. Search through your past posts and make sure nothing is there that could be found to harm your case. Perhaps you made a complaint about your back being sore months before the accident. That could be used as evidence that the accident did not cause the pain, so you could receive less for your settlement.

Have a personal injury claim? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you. Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-r-caudle/could-social-media-impact_b_9858366.html

https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/social-media-and-your-personal-injury-lawsuit-38159

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c244a1d7-e017-4798-9279-35ced6dc7f9b

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