When you enter onto another person’s property, that owner becomes responsible for your wellbeing, to an extent. If you should injure yourself on their property, especially if the injury was caused by a known hazard, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the resulting damages.
Premises liability is a branch of law that deals with cases related to property owner responsibility as it relates to visitor’s injuries. Property owners are expected to show a certain level of care in maintaining the safety of their property, and if someone is injured while in their grounds, the owner may be found responsible.
If you or someone you love was injured on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to seek compensation for outstanding medical expenses, property damage, and more.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Many premises liability issues fall under the category of “slip and fall” cases. Slip and fall accidents occur when someone slips or trips on another person’s property, usually because the owner or property manager showed some type of negligence or made a mistake. Slip and fall incidents can take place in a grocery store, a nursing home, a workplace, on the sidewalk, or in any other number of areas. Although slip and fall cases are the most common, they are by no means the only type of premises liability incidents.
Some of the most common types of premises liability cases include:
- Swimming pool incidents
- School campus injuries
- Negligent security issues
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bite injuries
- Amusement park injuries
- Escalator or elevator accidents
These types of injuries can lead to serious, life-altering injuries. Broken bones, sprained muscles, serious brain injuries, contusions, spinal injuries, and lacerations are not uncommon in accidents like these. In some cases, the victim may even suffer fatal injuries, in which case the family may have cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Understanding Premises Liability
All premises liability issues must be able to prove that the owner of the property was responsible for the injured party’s accident in some way. The owner or manager of the property must have owed the injured party some duty of care, which is usually proven by the victim’s invitation to the property, but not always. These types of injuries can be extremely damaging and may result in costly medical bills, loss of wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Don’t wait to protect your legal rights after a premises liability incident. If you or someone you love was injured, act fast to secure compensation for your injuries by speaking with our experienced personal injury lawyers.
Contact our personal injury attorneys to discuss your premises liability case.