Have You Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property?
Per our laws, property owners should make an effort to maintain a safe environment, especially when visitors are expected. Failure to fulfill this responsibility can lead to a premises liability claim. This type of lawsuit basically holds a property owner accountable for any injury that a person sustains. The property owner should pay for the damages that arise out of that injury, such as medical expenses and emotional distress.
Common situations that may lead to premises liability claims include animal bites, slip and fall accidents, negligent security, as well as inadequate maintenance. Other examples include swimming pool injuries, as well as restaurant and retail store liabilities.
Some states require the property owner to exercise utmost care and maintenance with regard to everyone who enters the premises. On the other hand, other states categorize visitors, which can have implications on a premise liability claim being filed. Here are the three categories for your reference:
Legal Aspects of Premise Liability Claims
Similar to other personal injury cases, premises liability claims are primarily based on negligence. Simply put, negligence means that the owner did not fulfill his or her responsibility of maintaining a safe and secure property.
Certain technicalities may complete a premises liability claim. For instance, getting injured on someone else’s premises does not necessarily mean the property owner was negligent. It is possible that the owner was not aware of his or her property’s unsafe conditions.
To sum it up, establishing the property’s owner’s negligence can make or break your case. At Yakov Mushiyev & Associates, P.C., we have the experience to take on virtually any kind of premises liability case. Our goal is to see you get compensated for any damages you sustain while you were on those premises.
Give us a call or send us a message so that we can start discussing the facts of your case. The sooner we can file a claim, the stronger your chances of getting the compensation you deserve will be.