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What is Premises Liability?
Premises Liability Attorney
Did you know that property owners have certain legal responsibilities to visitors? The law says they must provide a safe environment and ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken to prevent or correct a hazardous condition. In some cases, when your injury is caused by a hazardous condition that should have been prevented or corrected, you may be entitled to compensation.
These types of cases can be complex, and it may not be clear to you if the property owner is legally responsible for your injury. That’s why it’s important to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after suffering a serious injury on someone else’s property.
Don’t blame yourself.
Although a property owners are not always legally responsible for accidents on their property, they may be held liable in a variety of circumstances. Slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, assault due to lack of security, malfunctioning machinery and accidental drowning all should be investigated to determine if the property owner’s negligence was a factor in the existence of the hazardous condition.
A common type of premises liability case involves injuries that occur as a result of a person falling. People sometimes assume that if they’ve fallen, it is their fault, but that can be a mistake. In many cases, it was the property owner’s failure to fix a broken step, uneven sidewalk or broken downspout that caused the person to fall. Snow and ice is a common cause during winter months, but even in the warmer weather, slippery floors or wrinkled carpet can cause a person to trip and sustain serious injuries.
How much compensation can you expect?
When a property owner failed to take steps to remedy a dangerous situation, he or she could be required to pay damages to anyone injured as a result. Compensation for those damages differ depending on the individual circumstances, including the severity of the injury, permanency of the injury and lost time from work.
Generally, a victim can recover monetary compensation for
- medical costs
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
Protect your rights.
Don’t decide on your own who should be held responsible for your injury. Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney that knows the law and can help you understand your rights. Your injury may cause you physical pain, economic hardship and can have a long-lasting impact on your life and on your loved ones. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can ensure that you receive the compensation you may be entitled to.
40 years with a winning record.
Attorney Greg Bagen has been representing victims of serious injuries for 40 years and has a winning record for his clients. Don’t face your injury alone. Call for a free case evaluation and find out if you may be entitled to compensation.
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