Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Independent Contractors
As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked about independent contractors. If there’s an independent contractor who’s working on a landowner’s property, there are only certain situations under which the landowner would be responsible for the negligent conduct of that independent contractor. If the landowner has an obligation to inspect or participates in the work that’s being provided by the independent contractor, or the landowner oversees the work that’s provided or is aware of the dangerous condition created by the independent contractor, under those circumstances, a landowner would be responsible for the conduct of the independent contractor. However, if a landowner retains or hires an independent contractor who creates a dangerous condition that injures another and that landowner is unaware of that condition, the landowner cannot be held responsible.
Were you or someone else injured due to an independent contractor? If so, contact the experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Betsey Herd.