Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners and managers have the legal duty to keep their premises safe for the public. When this duty is not met, injuries and fatalities can occur.
The field of premises liability law deals with the responsibility of property owners and managers to maintain safe premises, free of conditions that result in harmful accidents.
On the Property of Another
Many types of premises and injuries may be the subjects of a premises liability case. Any injury that happens on the property of another individual or corporate entity may be eligible for a legal remedy.
Injuries and fatalities can be due to chaotic conditions on a property, inadequate security or safeguards, malfunctioning equipment such as elevators , an attacking animal, or a variety of other causes.
Many Types of Injuries
The most common types of premises injuries include:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator, escalator, and automatic door accidents
- Slip and fall
- Falling object
- Dog bites
- Sexual assault due to inadequate security
Private and Public Places
The owners/managers of both public and private properties have the duty to maintain safe premises.
Whether you are an invited guest in a home, or shopping at a mall, or enjoying your vacation at a hotel, your injuries may be eligible for compensation. Typical sites of premise liability cases include:
- Private homes
- Retail stores
- Restaurants, nightclubs, and bars
- Shopping malls
- Hotels and motels
- Amusement parks
- Parking lots, parking garages, and ramps
Compensation for Losses
A skilled premises liability attorney works to recover compensation for a client's injuries and losses by negotiating with the defendant parties, and by going to trial if necessary.
The input of premises liability experts such as industrial hygienists, safety engineers, property management experts and architects is used by an attorney to identify and prove the cause of the injury or fatality.
Your attorney will also help determine the fair monetary compensation for your losses. These losses, as in other types of personal injury cases, may include:
- Medical bills
- Nursing care
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost earning capacity or wages
- Permanent disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Premises Liability Attorney for Help
When a serious injury or fatality due to unsafe premises impacts your life, it's in your best interest to have an experienced premises liability attorney represent you. Contact an attorney today to discuss your legal options.
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