Managers and property owners, even occupiers, have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for anyone that visits their premises. If a safety hazard arises, a warning should be displayed until it can be fixed. When a property owner has knowledge of an unsafe condition and fails to present the proper warnings, this can result in legal action if someone has been injured or worse.
What properties are subject to premises liability?
Public and private buildings can be subject to premises liability. This can include, but is not limited to, nursing homes, restaurants, motels, hotels, theaters, hospitals, grocery stores, parking garages, residences, and many more.
What is a dangerous condition on a property?
Some examples of safety hazards are broken tiles, wet floors, and no lighting in stairwells. All of these situations would need to be fixed as soon as possible and visitors as well as residents would need to be warned of conditions.
What damages can be recovered in a premises liability case?
Past and future medical bills, wage loss, and even punitive damages can all be possibly recovered in this type of case.
Is an attorney necessary for a premises liability case?
While a lawyer isn’t required for this type of case, it would be beneficial to have one. You can attempt to settle without a legal representative, but the property owner will most likely try to under-evaluate your injuries. It’s best to have someone on your side that is prepared to litigate should the situation arise.
Have you been injured due to negligence of a property owner?
Premises liability cases can be complicated and it can be hard to prove that the property owner is at fault. However, working with an experienced attorney can benefit your case greatly. If you or someone you know needs assistance in navigating through one of these or any other personal injury related issues, please schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys today.