Understanding Premises Liability

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If you were injured due to improper maintenance on another person’s property, you may have a personal injury case based on a legal concept referred to as premises liability. Continue reading to learn the types of premises liability, examples of premises liability cases and how you can seek damages from a negligent property owner following an accident.

What Is Premises Liability?

Based on negligence, premises liability cases require the injured party to prove that the property owner was negligent in regards to the upkeep of his or her property. To substantiate a premises liability claim, you must be able to prove that the owner knew about the unsafe or defective condition on his or her property, but failed to remedy the situation. Types of premises liability cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Slip and fall accidents caused by ice or snow, wet floors or unsecured rugs
  • Injuries caused by falling objects
  • Unintentional drowning
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Water leaks or flooding
  • Dog bites
  • Fires

Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their property and keep the premises safe for visitors. When injured on someone else’s property, you may have a right to pursue damages.

Get Help Building Your Premises Liability Case

Did you suffer an accident due to unsafe property conditions? Get in touch with the personal injury attorneys at Thomas, Conrad & Conrad for a free consultation, and see if you have a potential premises liability case. With a qualified team of attorneys by your side, you can seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages after suffering an injury on someone else’s property.

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