Premises liability is a legal term that refers to the duty a property owner owes to another person who suffers injury on their property. Simply put, an owner may be held liable if someone is injured on their premises because of the owner’s negligence. The most common premises liability cases arise from slip and fall accidents, in which someone slips and falls due to dangerous condition on the floor. However, premises liability cases may arise under a wide variety of circumstances other than basic slip and fall accidents. If you have suffered injury on anyone else’s property, you always want to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney in Fayette County to discuss a potential claim.
Many properties are neglected or have potentially dangerous conditions on them. Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors, customers, and other guests, and to warn of possibly unsafe conditions. If they do not meet the duty and you are injured, you deserve to be compensated for any medical expenses or other losses.
Some types of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Assaults or crimes due to negligent security
- Ceiling collapses
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park injuries
- Falls due to broken stairs or handrails
- Dog bites
- Getting hit by falling objects
- Inadequate maintenance
- Construction site injuries
These are only a few examples, as there are countless ways in which a person may be injured on someone else’s property.
In order to win a premises liability case, you must show that the property owner or occupier had a duty toward you, breached that duty, and the breach caused your injury. This is sometimes more difficult than it sounds, as it requires a solid showing of evidence and property owners will often try to avoid liability. For this reason, you always want to have representation by a premises liability lawyer. If you have been injured, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 today.