Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability
Hazardous conditions could be anywhere, including homes, businesses or on sidewalks. Property owners and residents must reasonably maintain their property so there are no dangers. Premises liability laws protect your rights. Here are some common questions and answers.
What Situations Can Lead To Premises Liability Claims?
They could include:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Animal bites/attacks
- Swimming pool injuries/accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Retail/restaurant liability
- Water leaks or flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
- Dram shop or bar liability (if a bar or restaurant over-serves someone who caused your injuries)
- Ski hill injuries
What Types Of Damages Can I Recover?
Injuries that happen because of dangerous conditions on a property can lead to lost wages and very costly medical expenses. If you can prove your claim, you might be able to recover the compensation you need.
You could recover: lost wages; medical bills; future medical costs; physical therapy; prescription costs; pain and suffering; and loss of companionship if someone died.
I Got Hurt In A Store. Can The Store Be Held Responsible?
Possibly. If you suffered injuries because of the store’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages. In negligence cases, you must determine if the hazard was known or knowable and if they failed to appropriately respond. It also must also be determined if you, as a reasonable person, could have recognized the hazard and should have been able to avoid it.
I Was Mugged In My Apartment Complex. Can I Sue The Owner?
It depends on what the property owner knew. Were appropriate safety measures, like lighting, locks and cameras, in place. You will need to prove that the landowner was on notice that an unsafe condition existed and yet did nothing. Was there is a history of assaults in the complex?
How Can I Prove My Premises Liability Claim?
You must prove:
- Dangerous conditions existed for an extended period; and that the owner knew about them, should have known or caused the problem.
- Your injury was caused by the owner’s negligence or their carelessness contributed to it.
- The owner’s negligence was a larger contributing factor than your actions.
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