Do you have a premises liability claim? If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for compensation. State law holds landowners responsible for injuries suffered by visitors on the property. Property owners have a legal duty to keep the premises safe. If you’re injured on property owned by someone else, you may have a premises liability claim. A premises liability lawyer may be able to help you.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of law that assigns financial responsibility to negligent property owners. There are many ways that you can get injured as a result of negligence from a landowner. Some common premise liability claims include:
- uneven or unkempt grounds, driveways, or sidewalks
- faulty stairs, elevators or escalators
- negligent security
- icy/slippery grounds
- accumulation of wet leaves or other debris
- dog or animal attacks
- toxic fumes or chemicals
- carbon monoxide leaks
- safety code violations
Typical Injuries In Premises Liability
All of these incidents can result in very serious injuries, and sometimes even death. Common premise liability injuries include:
- broken bones and fractures
- deep cuts/scarring
- spinal cord injuries
Get The Money You Deserve
All of the above injuries can cost a lot of money to heal physically. But, insurance companies won’t give you everything you deserve. Premises liability claims help people get the money they deserve. An experienced lawyer at Kane and Silverman will be able to help you get the most money available for your claim.
The first step in a premise liability lawsuit is proving negligence of the landowner. This is crucial because you must prove that your injury was a direct result of the conditions at the property. In order to prove negligence, you must show:
- the landowner had a duty of care to the injured party
- there was a failure to fulfill that duty of care
- this failure to fulfill the duty of care has directly caused harm
- this harm results in actual injury/damage
Duty Of Care
In order to prove the first condition of negligence, you need to prove that the landowner had a duty of care to you. There are three categories that a visitor of land will fall under: Licensee, Invitee, or Trespasser.
Licensee – a licensee is usually a friend, family member, or informal visitor. A duty of care is owed to a licensee that is on the landowner’s property. If there are any unsafe or hazardous conditions that may pose a threat to licensee’s, it is the landowner’s duty to make those threats known.
Invitee – An invitee is either a person visiting a property that is open to the public, or a business visitor that is invited to the premises for business purposes. Invitees are granted the highest duty of care.
Trespasser – a trespasser is generally not owed any duty of care by the landowner. A trespasser is on the landowner’s property without their consent to be there, therefore any injury obtained on the property is not necessarily the landowner’s responsibility. But, there are exceptions.
Talk To A Premises Liability Lawyer
If you believe that you were owed a duty of care by the landowner, you are able to begin proving negligence in your case. A premises liability lawyer can help you build a successful claim.
How Can A Lawyer Help You?
Proving a premises liability claim isn’t easy. A lawyer can help you build your case by gathering all the facts. Having an experienced injury lawyer help you can make a big difference in the money you receive for your claim.
Free Injury Consultations
If you suffered an injury as a result of liability negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. A lawyer at Kane and Silverman will fight for your rights. To talk to an experienced injury attorney, call us at 215-232-1000, or fill out our consultation request form and our team will contact you.Premises Liability FAQs