Incidents that involve personal injury sustained on the property of another person may be considered premises liability. The property owner has a responsibility to keep visitors safe by warning of potential hazards and doing regular maintenance. Some of the common cases include injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident, inadequate security that provided the opportunity for an assault, or a construction accident on the property.
Although trespassers do not have the same legal rights, other visitors are protected under the owner’s duty of care. An invitee that is visiting for a mutually beneficial reason must be provided with the assurance that the property has been thoroughly inspected ahead of time. Potentially dangerous conditions must be fixed or indicated with a clear warning sign to avoid injuries. Licensees must also be given a fair warning, but there is no responsibility to inspect or fix any hazards on the premises.
An injury victim is not necessarily eligible to take legal action against a property owner unless certain facts are true about the incident. You must find that one or more of these statements is valid in your claim:
The immediate feeling of humiliation is only the beginning of problems you may endure in the aftermath of an accident. We are here to make sure that the property owner responsible for your injury has to compensate you for emotional trauma, lost wages, medical expenses, and suffering caused by the accident. Our litigators are standing by to offer advice and representation as soon as you call 800-Lundylaw for help.