Premises liability refers to a property owner or operator’s legal responsibility for injuries on a property due to a dangerous condition, which could include injuries from slips and falls, falling equipment, fires or criminal acts. To win a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent concerning the ownership and maintenance of the property. In general, negligence means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care in connection with the property.
It’s important to note that simply because you were injured on someone’s property does not mean the property owner was negligent. Further, simply because the property might have been unsafe does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. Instead, you have to show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises were in an unsafe condition and still failed to take proper steps to remedy the situation.
Many different types of personal injury cases can be classified as premises liability cases, including:
- Slip-and-fall cases
- Snow and ice accidents
- Inadequate maintenance of the premises
- Bad building security leading to injury or assault
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Water leaks or flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
Accidents and neglect are two very different things. If any of this happens to you or someone you know, you are entitled to compensation and should seek legal help from Castel & Hall, LLP., where we can help with personal injury costs. For example, adequate medical care can be expensive and time-consuming, and a severe impact can even lead to injuries requiring physical therapy. By coming to us, we can help you receive compensation for your damages, whether it be physical or psychological. We can also help with the payment for your damaged vehicle, which some insurance won’t cover.