Premises Liability Lawyers
Tampa Florida Premises Liability Attorneys
Florida law imposes a duty on property owners and lessors to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. Property owners or lessors can be held responsible for certain injuries or deaths on their property, even if caused by intentional criminal conduct. More than just slip and fall cases, premises liability issues can also include the failure to provide reasonable security in apartment complexes, shopping centers, restaurants, bars, parking lots and garages. Cohen has filed suit against numerous property owners for a variety of injuries, ranging from sexual assault to fatal shootings.
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We make an investment on behalf of our clients so they can proceed with confidence. We will not charge any fees until or unless we obtain compensation for you. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our Tampa premises liability lawyers, please fill out the form below or call us at (813) 225-1655.
Example of recent Premises Liability Results:
Case : Toxic tort case against a manufacturer for the parents of a 9-year-old boy who died after breathing toxic fumes while playing near a trash bin at the company plant.
Outcome : $500 million verdict.
Case : Inadequate security: C&F settled claim against apartment complex for a woman who was sexually assaulted in her apartment.
Outcome : $500k settlement.
Case : C&F sued an apartment complex, on behalf of a woman who was raped in her apartment by a man who climbed through her window, for misleading her about the extent of criminal activity in the area.
Outcome : $1.6 million jury verdict.
Case : University of South Florida student abducted and shot in the head three times during a carjacking at her apartment complex.
Outcome : $15.7 million verdict after C&F argued lax security at the apartment complex allowed the gunmen to enter the property. The verdict included $1.7 million for medical bills and lost wages, $4 million for pain and suffering, and $10 million for punitive damages.
Case : A security guard shot a resident during an argument that took place in the parking lot of his residence. The resident sued the condominium association.
Outcome : Jury awards $2.9 million.
Case : C&F settled claims of two workers, one of whom died and one who is severely burned, due to an electrical explosion caused by violations of the national electric code.
Outcome : $15 million settlement.
Case : Wrongful death suit against a parking services company for the parents of a 16-year- old high school student who was shot dead in a parking lot across the street from popular nightclub.
Outcome : $1.2 million verdict; the jury rejected the defense's argument that the gunman was undeterred and unpreventable, and that security measures, such as guards and lights, wouldn't have prevented the boy's murder.
Case : Inadequate security, wrongful death: C&F sued an apartment complex for the wrongful death of a teenager who was beaten to death by other residents of the apartment complex.
Outcome : $500k settlement.
Case : Inadequate security case; C&F sued apartment complex for inadequate security resulting in the sexual assault of a USF student.
Outcome : $1.05 million settlement.