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Overview of premises liability, Part 1

by | Mar 9, 2017 | Personal Injury

Personal injuries are cases that are based on injuries to the plaintiff (you). You may sue for your injury when the injury is caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another person. A common type of personal injury suit is premises liability-based claims. Premises liability suits proceed under the theory that the owner of certain premises (business, venue, etc.) is responsible for ensuring that their property is safe for visitors. This post will go over premises liability claims.

In a premise liability suit, you are entitled to compensation if (1) you suffer an injury (2) the injury was caused by a dangerous condition on the property (3) the dangerous condition could have reasonably been discovered and (4) the owner or occupier failed to take actions to prevent the harm. There are variations based on individual state laws, but these are the general requirements.

In a premises liability claim, the person or persons who are responsible for securing the premises may be liable for your injuries.  Most people have insurance to cover claims if people get harmed on their property.

Were you seriously injured on the premises of business? If you were, then you may want to contact an attorney ? you could have a valid claim for personal injury. Typical slip and fall suits may seem unfair however many people suffer severe spinal damage due to the nature of their fall. That person shouldn’t have to bear the cost of their medical expenses and neither should you. A lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve.