Have you experienced an injury on a company’s property? Or were you harmed while visiting a
friend’s home? Then, the property owner or larger corporation could be to blame.
To find out if you are owed financial compensation for the injury you suffered on someone else’s
premises, contact us at our law firm to discuss the details of your case. Our premises liability
lawyers will help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Common Types of Premises Liability Cases Handled By the Experts at Our
There are a variety of premises liability injuries possible, but listed below are some of the most
common our team has experience with. This is not a comprehensive list, and if you have any
questions, please contact us about the specifics of your case today.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are some of the most common premises liability cases. It is estimated that
nearly 1,000,000 people fall and are injured by slip and fall yearly in the United States. Falls on
someone else’s premises can happen because of wet floors that aren’t properly marked,
materials improperly kept in walkways, loose carpets or tile, and other tripping hazards caused
by property owner neglect.
Animal Related Injuries
Almost everyone loves dogs and cats; however, these cuddly creatures are not without their
dangers. If you are bitten or clawed by a friend, neighbor, or even a stranger’s dog, cat, or other
pet, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Being a victim of a mugging, rape, battery, assault with a deadly weapon, or any other type of
violent assault is undoubtedly traumatic. While these assaults typically have different legal
ramifications, you may also be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries and emotional
damage received during your attack.
Pools or Other Bodies of Water
Swimming pools and other bodies of water can pose unique risks, especially to those who are
very young or physically or mentally disabled. If the property owner failed at maintaining the
legal safety requirements for their pool or other body of water and you or your loved one was
injured, or someone you loved even drowned, you are entitled to compensation.
Elevators or Escalators
Elevators and escalators are a phobia for many people, and not without reason. While these
injuries are not the most common, they are not necessarily infrequent either. Typically, these
injuries result because the property owner failed to properly maintain and keep up with safety
regulations, resulting in serious bodily harm to others.
Common Examples of Injuries Resulting in Premises Liability Accidents
There is a wide array of physical and mental injuries that can occur because of premises liability
incidences. Some of the most common and severe include the following: broken bones, burns,
permanent scarring, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, illness
from toxic exposure, internal bleeding, and even death or disability.
Premises Liability Defined
So what is premises liability? Premises liability is a term that covers injuries or mental damage
sustained on someone else’s property. The property owners can be held legally liable for said
injuries. These cases include injuries that happen on public property, private businesses, and
other personal property.
Premises liability law states that every time you enter someone else’s property, that property
owner owes you a certain level of care. Said property owners’ negligence or purposeful actions
deny you this duty of care, and if you are grievously harmed, then they are financially
responsible for your injuries.
If the property owner is aware that unsafe conditions may be present, then they have a legal
obligation to inform you. Failing to do so also makes them legally culpable.
Do Trespassers Have the Same Rights?
It might be surprising and even shocking to discover that if somebody illegally trespasses on
someone else’s property and is injured, the property owner could still be held financially liable.
This is because even trespassers have legal rights to safety.
While it may not be necessary for property owners to provide warnings of dangerous conditions,
they cannot purposely create hazardous conditions to harm people who may illegally trespass
on their property. If they are found in violation of this, the property owner can be held financially
and legally liable for the trespasser’s injuries. An example might be a property owner setting up
traps or other dangerous items that can harm people who come onto their property.
Additionally, some items on the property have other legal regulations for public safety. For
example, swimming pools often require locks and gates to be set up around the pool. Failing to
do this can make the property owner legally liable if someone trespasses and drowns on their
Types of Financial Compensation You Might Be Entitled to in a Premises Liability Claim
If you are considering bringing suit against a property owner for the injury you suffered, you may
have questions about the types of damages you can request in your claim. Listed below are the
damages you might be entitled to, depending on your case.
● You may be entitled to current or projected medical expenses related to your injury.
● Pain, suffering, and emotional distress caused by your accident.
● If your injuries caused such stress that it damaged your personal relationships, you
might sue for loss of companionship.
● If the emotional or physical distress from your accident has hindered your quality of life,
you can sue for loss of life enjoyment.
● Loss of wages or loss of potential earnings due to your injuries.
● Punitive damages may also be an option for you, as well as legal costs.
Contact us at our law firm to discuss your case and details to learn the full potential
compensation you may be entitled to.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You With Your Premises Liability Lawsuit?
The fact is that premises liability law is highly complex. Not every lawyer has the experience and
knowledge to handle such a difficult case. However, the legal experts at our law firm do have
said experience and are here to help you be successful in your premises liability injury case.
Contact us at our law firm today to start the process of getting the financial compensation you
and your family deserve.