Understanding premises liability cases
Premises liability claims all have one thing in common – a property owner or supervisor failed to live up to their responsibility to keep people on that property safe. Beyond that, details vary widely from one case to another. The “premises” in a case is often a business or the location of an event, such as a sporting event or a concert. Premises might also include a private residence, especially if the injured person is a guest of the owner. The unsafe conditions that commonly lead to injuries also vary. It could be that a property’s flooring was slick or broken. In other cases, failure to provide security to protect the patrons of a business might be the focus of a premises liability case.
Examples of premises liability cases
Slip and fall accidents – These are some of the most common forms of premises liability cases. Conditions that might lead to slips and falls include slick, loose, or broken flooring; broken, loose, or missing railing; dimly lit areas; and cluttered flooring or walkways.
Falls can lead to serious injuries – They are the leading cause of injuries and injury-related deaths among older adults in the United States. Falls can cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal damage, among other injuries. Most slip and fall accident cases are considered premises liability cases.
Negligent security – A business is obligated to ensure the safety of its patrons. This means that many businesses should provide security for the people who are on its premises. Failure to adequately staff security personnel, monitor security cameras, or act when a patron is in danger could result in legal action against a business. This can range from lax security at a shopping mall to a pool that hasn’t staffed adequately trained lifeguards.
Premises liability involving workers
In the event of a workplace injury, a worker might obtain workers’ compensation benefits to recover lost wages and medical bills. But not all workers are given these benefits, especially in industries that classify workers as independent contractors. If a worker suffers an on-the-job injury because of unsafe premises, they might be able to file a premises liability claim to receive compensation for their injuries.
Other kinds of premises liability cases
There are several different ways in which a property’s conditions could lead to serious injury, including:
- Toxic environments, such as buildings that contain lead or asbestos
- Faulty wiring or electrical exposure
- Structural defects, when buildings or structures fall
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Dog Bites
- Amusement park accidents
How premises liability claims can help after an injury
If you’ve suffered a serious injury on someone else’s property, you might encounter several obstacles from that injury. In addition to pain and suffering, you could face medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity. If an injury happened because a property owner failed to maintain the condition of their premises, they should be held accountable for the costs associated with the injury.
By filing a premises liability claim, you can seek compensation for the costs mentioned above, in addition to any other damages that you have suffered. At Kasouf Tucker Law, we can assist you in filing a premises liability claim. Our team makes sure that clients receive exceptional service and get the maximum compensation in their claim.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury on another’s property and believe that the condition of the premises contributed to your injury, we can help. To schedule a free consultation with Kasouf Tucker Law, contact us today by filling out our online contact form or giving us a call at 614-798-8000.