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Premises Liability

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability protects you if you sustain an injury on someone’s property because of unsafe conditions. A variety of instances make you eligible for a premises liability claim. Here are some of the most common:

Slip and fall

If the business owner does not lay down salt on icy walkways in the winter, clear hazardous obstacles from areas that receive a lot of foot traffic or wipe up spills, they become liable for your slip-and-fall accident. Business owners must make sure their property is safe for patrons and employees. If they leave hazardous materials or situations unattended, they bear responsibility to pay for any injuries sustained from a fall.

Assault

If you become an assault victim while at a gas station, the business may be responsible for covering your injuries. A business must have adequate exterior lighting, and many must have cameras. If the assault happened because you could not see the perpetrator coming, you were not responsible for what happened next. The owner of the business where the attack took place must cover hospital bills, therapy costs and physical therapy if necessary.

Accidents at an amusement park

Amusement parks have an extensive history of paying for attendee injuries. If pools do not have signage letting you know how deep they are or not to dive, the amusement park bears liability for any injuries you sustain because of that negligence. Also, if a roller coaster or another ride malfunctions, the resulting injuries become the amusement park’s financial responsibility.

Elevator and escalator accidents

If patrons use elevators and escalators correctly, no injuries should occur on them. However, sometimes, the equipment malfunctions and injures patrons. If you sustain an injury on an escalator or elevator even though you used the equipment correctly, the building you were in bears liability for your injury.

Other less-common hazards that can count as premises liability are:

  • Dog bites
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Fires
  • Water leaks 

Hazards on a property are not something you control. For this reason, you should not pay for any injuries that result from them.

What to Do After a Public Accident

Did you get hurt while shopping or stopping to get gas? Was your injury the result of a business not taking proper security measures? If you became injured on someone else’s property because the owner failed to make the premises safe, you can seek compensation.

After the injury, you must take the necessary steps to ensure your physical safety. While receiving help, do not worry about your financial well-being. With the help of an experienced premises liability lawyer, you can seek legal action against the company that failed to make its premises safe.

Seek Medical Attention

While you should get the financial compensation that you deserve after an accident in public, prioritize your health. If you experienced a nasty fall, something fell on you or you were assaulted, seek medical help as soon as possible.

The last thing you want is for the injury to have long-lasting effects because you hesitated to act. Remember, any medical bills you have to pay because of the accident become the negligent party’s financial responsibility.

As long as you can thoroughly prove the premises were unsafe, you can likely get hospital visits, physical therapy, medication and any other medical procedure covered.

When to Hire a Premises Liability Lawyer for Your Injury

If you were hurt on a company’s premises, seeking compensation is essential. A trip to the hospital can cost thousands of dollars, and you may have to pay for medication and follow-up visits. If you do not have health insurance, expect even higher final bills. Do not let a business owner’s negligence empty your pockets and send you into financial ruin.

Not only must the negligent party pay for your hospital visit, but she or he should pay for the pain and suffering you experienced and any time off work you may need to take for your recovery. Our team of premises liability lawyers fight for your rights so you can focus on getting better. If the case goes to court, our knowledgeable and well-regarded team represents you and fights for your rights.

If you feel uncertain about what you deserve from your injury, your legal advocate helps you determine the cost of anticipated medical bills. After receiving a statement or diagnosis from your doctor, you can learn about other necessary future treatments.

If you have to miss work because of the injury, our lawyers aid you in getting adequate coverage for time off work. If your injury was bad enough that you cannot work for weeks, you should not have to worry about paying your bills. Regaining the use of your body should be your concern.

Work With an Experienced Local Lawyer

Have you or someone you love been hurt on public property? Do you have injuries that require extreme medical care? Do not worry about paying all those medical costs yourself. And do not worry about missing work to recover from your injury.

With a premises liability case, you can cover all your resulting expenses. We understand that taking on a business can be daunting, as they have their own legal team. Plus, the insurance company likely does not want to pay for your expenses, as it wants to avoid taking the blame for the situation.

Let us fight the insurance company and as the responsible negligent party. You should not have to miss out on the compensation you deserve because you do not understand the legal process. Intimidation should not leave you in a difficult financial situation, either.

We can connect you with a local lawyer dedicated to your case who understands your state’s laws and how to interact with the insurance companies to get you what you deserve. Submit a request online or call us today at (866) 345-6784 to get in touch with an experienced lawyer in your area!

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