We want to feel safe from accidents in our everyday lives. However, sometimes grocery shopping, or simply walking down the sidewalk can result in terrible injuries. When these accidents are caused by the negligence of a property owner, then it could be a case of premises liability. Our personal injury attorneys have seen how these otherwise preventable accidents have negatively changed the lives of victims.
Premises liability involves a wide range of injuries caused by the negligence of the property owner. Accidents can be the result of building code violations, unsafe floor surfaces, malfunctioning elevators, toxic chemicals, uneven stairs, falling store merchandise, and poor lighting in walkways.
“The most common type of premises liability is a ‘slip and fall’ case,” Scott Mann explains, personal injury attorney. “These can occur when a property owner fails to clean a spill on their floors, or remove snow and ice on their outside walkways. This can result in a person slipping and severely injuring their back, hip, neck, or head.”
Under “duty of care” requirements, owners must make their properties safe for all visitors (except trespassers). Unfortunately, some property owners fail to create a safe environment. They ignore safety standards and fail to post warning signs of possible dangers.
Scott says: “In some states, premises liability is based on the status of the visitor, and whether or not they were a customer or social guest. Other states do not differentiate between an invitee or licensee. Premises liability is instead determined by the actions of the visitor and owner, and the condition of the property itself.”
Finding an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your case makes all the difference.
However, it can be extremely difficult proving that premises liability has occurred. It must be proved that the inaction or action of a property owner was the direct cause of a victim’s injury. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley is diligent in winning fair compensation for each client. Call our office today and begin the process of reclaiming your life from injury!