Premises Liability – Slip and Fall
Protect Yourself from a Property Owner’s Negligence
Property owners have a legal and ethical duty to make sure their premises are free from avoidable dangers when they allow the public to enter. Premises liability accidents (also known as “slip and fall accidents”) may occur when someone has slipped, tripped, or fallen because of a dangerous or hazardous condition on a property. Thousands of people that are shopping or visiting as a guest in an area get hurt every year because the owners of the property fail to properly maintain the premises. Property owners need to be held responsible for any accidents that occur on their property so that we can ensure that their premises are free from hazards and defects in the future.
In general, it is the property owner that has a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to maintain safe premises for people on their property. However, in other situations, managing/leasing agents may be responsible for injuries that occur on the premises due to their carelessness. Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys have the experience and skill to effectively go after each person and organization that is liable so that you get the compensation that matches your injuries.
What Are the Different Types of Premises Liability Legal Actions?
Dangerous Conditions – A property owner generally has the duty to ensure that their property is free and clear of any dangerous hazards including holes in a walking area or defective stairways.
Negligent Maintenance – A person may fall on someone else’s property because there is liquid on the floor, poor lighting, etc. Property owners are responsible for any injuries that occur if they knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.
Inadequate Security Personnel – An owner has a legal duty to maintain a safe property that includes foreseeable hazards of violent crime. A property owner must provide sufficient security to ensure that its customers are safe from foreseeable crime.
Elevator malfunctions – This includes sudden elevator drops that can cause injury or automatic doors that malfunction and cause injury.
Theme park accidents – This includes malfunctioning machinery from carnival rides.
What Damages Can You Recover?
A victim may recover the following types of damages due to a premises liability lawsuit:
Medical – A victim can recover damages for any hospital bills and expenses that were incurred as a result of the accident.
Loss of Wages – A victim can also recover any loss of future income because they had to take time off of work for recovery.
Pain and Suffering – HHJ Trial Attorneys will also help you seek monetary damages due to any pain and suffering you experience as a result of your injury.
You need an expert trial attorney that can help you fight against the wrongdoer and to help you get your just compensation. HHJ Trial Attorneys will present your case so that you can have success in proving the following:
The property owner had a dangerous condition on their premises
The property owner did not have any adequate warnings about the dangerous conditions that were on their premises
The property owners knew about the dangerous condition and took no steps to fix or repair the dangerous condition
The dangerous condition caused the victim to incur injuries