Premises liability claims are typically filed as a result of someone being injured while on another person’s property. By law it is up to the property owner or tenant to be sure that conditions are safe on their premises before inviting one onto their property. One of the most popular problems seen in premises liability claims are slips and falls. This can be as a result of ice which has accumulated on the steps, uneven floorboards, or even because of something which has been left lying in a dangerous spot. In addition, other hazards such as faulty gas lines which end in an explosion or fire and a number of other things can happen while you are visiting the home or business of a person or organization.
There may be some situations that could be deemed truly accidental and no fault found. The only way to know if this is the case is to contact a good personal injury attorney and go over the facts and documentation of the case. For example, each state and jurisdiction has a different set of laws regarding premises liability claims. Without a lawyer who knows the law and can help you determine whether or not you have a strong case, you will be left guessing and not having a clue as to what your rights are.
Generally speaking, the law states that a person must be on the premises with the permission and knowledge of the property owner, such as in the case of an invitee or licensee, in order to file a claim. However, a person who has illegally trespassed on the property and incurred injuries may not have a case for compensation. With that being said there are also stipulations and exceptions even with trespassers. For instance, in situations in which the owner might have had previous knowledge that trespassers could easily enter their property, or who have had the occasion of trespassers more than once, there may be a chance for compensation.
Each case is different and that is why it is important to seek legal advice from a team of attorneys who deal with this sort of thing on a daily basis. We at our law firm believe that we are more than capable of handling any case involving premises liability claims. Call us today to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys if you or someone you loved have been hurt while on someone else’s property.