Property owners or those who occupy a space have a legal obligation to keep the property safe for those who may visit their property. These may be guests to a home, employees to a job site, or clients who are visiting a service provider. If you were injured on someone else's property due to their neglect or failure to keep their property safe, you may have a premise liability personal injury case. Here are three examples of common types of premise liability personal injury cases.
Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall
A slip and fall or trip and fall is one of the most common types of premise liability personal injury cases that are pursued. If you are on someone else's property, and they have tile work that is uneven, and you trip and fall, they may be at fault. Likewise, if they have recently mopped the floor and left the floor slick, causing you to slip and fall and injure yourself, you may have a case.
Failure to Warn of Potential Dangers
A property owner or renter has the obligation to warn you of potential dangers on their property. For example, if they have a dog that may be dangerous to strangers, they have to warn you and attempt to put their dog away or in a restricted area when you come to visit. If they use toxins in their warehouse that are known to cause cancer, they have to post a warning sign. If you were not warned of a hazard and injured as a result, you likely have a premise liability personal injury case.
A property owner has to take steps to ensure their customers, clients, and/or employees are safe. If it is well-known that someone is stealing purses from women at night in the area, the company needs to hire security guards to patrol their parking lot or escort women to their cars at night. Likewise, security must do their job. If they are sleeping on the job and you are injured in an attack, their security was negligent. In these cases, you may have a case against the property owner as well as the company the security guard worked for.
If you have been injured due to a property owner or property renter's neglect or failure to keep their property safe for visitors, you may be able to file a premise liability personal injury case. Determining whether you have a case or not can be challenging. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a compensable case based on the facts and evidence that you may have. Fortunately, many personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation, allowing you to easily get a professional opinion even if you do not have much money. Contact a personal injury lawyer today if you feel you have been injured as the result of someone else's negligence.
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