Property owners and business establishments have an obligation to provide a safe environment for guests on their property. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to maintenance issues, or dangerous or unsafe conditions on the premises, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages in a premises liability lawsuit.
What is Premises Liability Law?
Premises liability is an area of law that holds negligent property owners and tenants responsible for injuries caused on their property. Due to the wide variety of scenarios that could result in an individual being injured on someone else’s property, premises liability law encompasses a broad range of cases, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Stairway accidents
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool drowning
- Dog bites and other animal attacks on the property
- Improper upkeep of premises
- Amusement park accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- School accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Falls from heights
Premises liability laws apply to the owners of both private residences and business establishments. Therefore, you may be entitled to receive compensation regardless of whether your injury occurred on public property or in someone’s home.
Proving Fault in a Premises Liability Case
In order to achieve a successful outcome in your premises liability case, you must be able to prove three things. First, you must be able to prove that the owner or tenant was in possession of the property at the time your injury occurred or had the right to re-enter the premises in order to make repairs. Second, you must be able to prove that your injury was directly caused by a dangerous condition on the property. Finally, you must also be able to demonstrate that the property owner or tenant was negligent in failing to address the unsafe condition that caused your injury despite having notice of the condition.
If all of these elements can be proved, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
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