A premises liability attorney can help people who sustained an injury due to the dangerous, hazardous or negligent condition of a property.Property owners have a duty to make their premises reasonably safe and free from any known dangers. When this duty is not fulfilled and a visitor suffers injury, the property owner can be held liable for the damages that result with the help of a personal injury attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated premises liability attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is Premises Liability?
While local, state and federal laws will vary in terms of the obligations that property owners have, the basic underlying notion remains the same: Property owners are required to keep the land and the buildings on their grounds reasonably safe for both authorized visitors and patrons with business at that location.
When they fail to do so, unsuspecting people can suffer serious injuries. Premises liability encompasses a wide range of cases, including:
- Insufficient security
- Defective sidewalks
- Electricity and electrocution
- Staircase accidents
- Slips and falls
One of most common causes of premises liability, slip and fall accidents, often occur in everyday conditions. Cracked sidewalks, uneven floors or steps, wet or slippery floors, torn carpet, broken stair rails, poor lighting, lack of secure areas around swimming pools and poor weather conditions that cause sleet, ice and rain all contribute to slip and fall accidents.
Additionally, a premises liability case may be caused by building code violations, poor materials or construction, defective electrical wiring and water or snow left on walkways. It is important to seek legal counsel from a premises liability attorney to determine the cause of your injuries, and if necessary to file a lawsuit and seek the appropriate compensation for your particular situation.
How Can a Premises Liability Attorney Help?
Property owners have the obligation to perform routine inspections of their grounds to find any dangers or defects that could cause someone harm and to provide clear warnings of known hazards before taking the appropriate steps to remove the dangers and prevent possible injuries to their customers or guests. If they fail to do so and an individual is harmed, the law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
When a property owner’s negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the economic support of the loved one
- Loss of the companionship of the loved one
- Funeral expenses
People injured by the negligence of a property owner are encouraged to seek the counsel of a premises liability attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.