Were you injured while on someone else’s property? Premises Liability is a legal concept that refers to a property owner or manager’s legal responsibility when a person sustains injuries due to unsafe or defective conditions on the property.
Premises liability involves personal injury cases in which an individual is hurt on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions. The term “unsafe conditions” is the key point here. Just because you were injured on someone’s property does not necessarily mean they were negligent. After all, accidents do happen.
So, to win a premises liability case, the injured person must prove the property owner was negligent regarding ownership or maintenance of the premises. That includes proving that the property owner knew, or should have known, that the premises was unsafe yet did nothing to fix the problem or take reasonable steps to prevent an accident.
Some common premises liability cases include:
- Slips and falls due to wet floors, snowy or icy conditions, or damaged or unsafe stairs, floors, and sidewalks
- Poor building maintenance
- Inadequate security measures
- Dog attacks
- Water damage
- Electrical accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Unsupervised or unsecured swimming pools
Since premises liability cases can be difficult to prove, you need a personal injury attorney who understands the system and how to collect and assemble the information necessary to mount a successful case. Let us put our more than 25 years of experience to work for you. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your premises liability claim. This includes compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages if you are unable to work due to your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Other costs associated with debilitating injury due to someone else’s negligence
If you have been injured due to negligence of others and want to understand your legal options, contact the Law Offices of Michael Clark at 253.573.1000 for a free consultation today.
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