When Does a Personal Injury Fall Under Premises Liability?
When dangerous premises lead to injuries, victims may be entitled to damages under premises liability law. Examples of incidents that can occur due to poorly maintained property include:
Slips and Falls
Slips and falls can happen anywhere, such as grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, and even medical care facilities. If a property owner knew or should have known about a hazard and failed to install a warning sign or fix the problem, they may be responsible for your injuries and damages. Dangerous conditions leading to falls can include:
- Broken or uneven flooring
- Unsecured rugs and mats
- Cables and other clutter on walkways
- Lack of lighting
We have the right to feel safe when visiting a store, restaurant, or hotel, and certain standards of security must be in place. If a property owner neglects their guests and patron’s safety and fails to install specific measures, such as locks, security cameras, adequate lighting, and others, visitors could be at risk of crimes and attacks. Negligent security incidents include, among others:
- Sexual assaults
- Violent robberies
Becoming a victim of crime may not only affect your physical health but could also have long-lasting emotional consequences. If you or a loved one was harmed in a negligent security incident, our personal injury lawyers can assess your case and move forward with a claim against the property owner.
Swimming Pool Negligence
Pool owners, whether private, public, or commercial parties, must ensure their pool area is reasonably safe for visitors. Some state laws require pool owners to fence in pools, among other stipulations. If a pool owner fails to take reasonable steps to protect swimmers, they could be responsible if an individual suffers injuries in an accident.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Property owners may be held liable for dog bites and attacks that occur on their premises. If a dog or other animal injures you while lawfully on the owner’s property, you could file a premises liability claim. Some states have specific laws governing dog owner liability, so it is best to consult an attorney to clarify your local laws before proceeding with a legal claim.
There can be various other premises liability claims, such as:
- Elevator accidents
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Theme-park injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Construction site injuries
An experienced personal injury lawyer at the Ammons Law Firm can help you understand whether you have a dangerous premises claim and could file a lawsuit to pursue compensation.
Your Next Best Steps After Suffering an Injury on Another’s Property
If you get hurt on public, private, or business premises, you can take immediate steps to protect your legal rights and health. Here’s what to do:
- See a doctor immediately to ensure your injuries are treated and documented
- File an accident report with the manager or owner of the property
- Promptly consult a premises liability lawyer
Speaking to an experienced attorney after your accident can be essential as the time to file premises liability lawsuits is limited.
The Ammons Law Firm Wants You to Win
The Ammons Law Firm has helped countless individuals with dangerous premises claims recover the compensation they deserve. Here’s how we could help you, too, recover what you deserve:
- Determine whether you have a legal case
- Help you navigate the legal process
- Identify all liable parties
- File a lawsuit on your behalf
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Present your case powerfully at trial
Don’t struggle with a premises liability claim alone; you might have to stand up to a corporation and multiple attorneys. We can protect your rights, level the playing field, and fight for maximum compensation. Contact us now for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.
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