Property owners, as well as people and businesses who occupy a property have an ethical and legal duty to make sure that their spaces are safe for people to visit and work in. If someone is injured on someone else’s property, they may be eligible to bring a lawsuit against the owner.
What constitutes premise liability?
If someone is injured on another person’s property and wishes to bring a lawsuit against them, there are typically 3 parameters that they must be able to prove:
- The property owner was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition.
- The property owner failed to repair and/or give adequate warning of this dangerous condition.
- He or she was injured by this dangerous condition.
If all 3 of these apply, then there is a strong case for a premise liability lawsuit.
Slip and fall accidents
Some of the most common accidents to happen on people’s property are slips and falls. The most common cause of slips and falls include:
Surface conditions such as uneven surfaces, wet or waxed floors, loose floorboards/rugs/mats, potholes, spilled liquids, and ice.
Environmental conditions including trash/debris, bright lights causing glare, inadequate lighting, cords placed across walkways, open drawers/cabinets, and transitions from one type of flooring to another.
Ladders and stairs that have no handrail, slick surfaces, or are unsecured.
Contact us for a free consultation
If you think that you have a case against a property owner, or a business occupying a premise, contact us today to set up a free consultation. We’ll work with you every step of the way and make sure that we have sufficient evidence to provide proof of responsibility for the accident.