Property owners have certain obligations under local, state and federal laws. While these laws vary, the basic premise is simple: property owners have an obligation to keep their land and the buildings or structures on their land safe for visitors. If you have been injured in an accident on the property of another individual or business, there may be grounds for a premises liability claim.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability covers a wide range of injuries that occur on the property of another including:
- Slip and falls on messes that should have been cleaned
- Staircase accidents cause by defective railings or uneven stairs
- Electricity and electrocution caused by defective wiring
- Defective sidewalks, uneven driveways, or potholes in pavement
- Dog bites or mauling by dangerous dogs
- Insufficient security or poorly lit parking lots
- Falling debris or merchandise
To prove a premises liability case you must demonstrate the property owner failed to maintain the property; knew or should have known about the dangerous condition; failed to warn guests about the condition and the condition caused the guests’ injuries.
If you have been injured by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, report the incident and document the scene by taking photos or video of the defect. If you are able, it is helpful to obtain contact information from any witnesses present. Do not settle your claim until all of your injuries are known.
Who Is Liable In A Premises Liability Claim?
If you’ve been injured in a premises liability accident, the compensation that you are entitled to may include damages for current and future medical expenses; lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
There are a number of parties who may be responsible for your injuries depending on where you were when you were hurt. The following are parties that may be held liable:
- Landlords/Property Management Companies
- Shopping Malls and strip centers
- Office Buildings
- Apartment Complexes
The Nigam Law Firm is aggressive and unrelenting in fighting for your rights. We understand that the injuries sustained in a premises liability accident can greatly impact your life. If you have been injured by someone else’s neglect on their property, call today for a consultation with The Nigam Law Firm, a premises liability law firm.