We enter various premises, be it a store, a business, someone's home, or a public space every day. However, when an accident occurs on someone else's property due to negligence, it falls under the legal concept of premises liability.
This legal doctrine holds property owners responsible for ensuring a safe environment for visitors. Understanding what constitutes premises liability and the reasons behind filing a lawsuit is crucial.
Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain a safe environment for individuals entering their premises. When an individual suffers an injury due to hazardous conditions on someone else's property, the property owner may be held liable for the damages caused. The majority of the time this suit is filed against the insurance company of the property owner, and it often requires also naming the individual who owns the property. Adding the name of a family member or friend can feel personal and leads many people to hesitate to file a lawsuit. However, it’s important to remember that this is not personal. Lawsuits are filed against the insurance company of the property owner because the insurance companies do not want to pay for injuries or property damage.
Premise liability cases are dependent on which type of class the visitor falls into. There are three primary types of “classes” including those who were invited onto the property, such as a retail space, sports arenas, bars and restaurants, and apartments.
The second type of class of visitor is “licensees” or social guests. Examples of these visitors include people who were invited to a party.
The third class of visitors are trespassers which means they do not have the property owner’s permission to be on the property but then are injured. Property owners aren’t required to provide “duty of care” in these instances, however, if the property owners know that trespassing frequently happens on their premises, and do not provide a warning about possible dangers, they may be liable if an injury occurs.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Negligence of Property Owner
Breach of Duty of Care
Failure to Warn
Navigating a premises liability lawsuit requires expertise in the legal realm. Premises liability lawyers and personal injury attorneys such as the team at VOZH Law specialize in evaluating these cases, gathering evidence, and representing the injured party's interests. They assess the circumstances, determine liability, and represent clients in court to seek compensation for the damages suffered due to the negligence of property owners.
Premises liability encompasses a range of scenarios where individuals suffer injuries on someone else's property due to the property owner's negligence. Understanding the concept and the reasons behind filing a lawsuit is essential in seeking justice and rightful compensation for the damages incurred.
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises, and when they fail to uphold this duty, premises liability lawyers play a crucial role in advocating for the rights of the injured parties. If you've been injured due to hazardous conditions on someone else's property, seeking legal counsel can be pivotal in obtaining the restitution you deserve.
Contact the team at VOZH Law for a free consultation. Our experienced team works on contingency, which means we cover all costs of the lawsuit until a judgment is made. We can help you get the justice you deserve.
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