Premises Liability Lawyer
If you’ve been injured as the result of an accident on someone else’s property, don’t hesitate to take legal action against the owner with a premises liability claim. Contact a lawyer for help.
Premises liability cases refer to disputes between an injured plaintiff and the defendant, usually a property owner, who contributed to the victim’s injuries through the property owner’s own carelessness.
Although getting injured and dealing with the consequences of another’s negligence can be traumatizing, there’s still hope. By filing a premises liability claim, you may be able to recover compensatory damages for the losses and injuries you’ve suffered.
Interested in learning more? Read on and contact an experienced premises liability lawyer to secure a free case evaluation.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability refers to the area of personal injury law centered on the private losses you can sustain as the result of an accident or incident that happens on someone else’s property.
Depending on where you live, the laws on this can change in detail. The big picture, however, is that the owner of a premises—a property—owes you a responsibility for your safety while you’re visiting their property.
Although premises liability may seem abstract, the injuries that you can suffer in an accident on someone else’s property are hardly so. Some examples of these include:
- Dog Bites – When someone else’s dog attacks and bite you, you can be left with both physical and psychological scars. By filing a premises liability claim, you can take action to recover compensation.
- Slip-and-Fall – When you trip and fall down, you can be left with serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury or something similar. If someone else’s negligence played a part, you can file a claim for the medical bills and other losses you’ve experienced.
- Negligent Security – As a renter, you expect the property owner to take reasonable measures to ensure that their tenants are safe. However, when someone takes advantage of weak building or property security to rob or harm you, your landlord could be held accountable.
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Premises Liability Case?
Figuring out responsibility is one of the most difficult parts of premises liability cases.
Generally speaking, the owner of the property is the one who owes a duty of care to their visitors.
Property owners that could be responsible for your injuries could include:
- Business owners
- Construction companies
- Maintenance companies
- Leasing companies
- Security contractors
- Government organizations
- The landlord of a property
Compensation You Can Receive in a Premises Liability Case
The type of compensation you can recover for your damages depends on the nature of your premises liability claim. Generally, there are two types of damages in personal injury disputes: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages generally are the biggest source of your settlement funds and include things like medical bills and lost wages. But non-economic damages are also important, and they can change drastically given the specific circumstances of your case.
Some examples of these include:
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of spousal consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you’re unsure about the types of damages that you could recover—or just need help dealing with the insurance company for your claim—an experienced attorney can help you maximize the value of your settlement.
Ask a Premises Liability Attorney for More Information
Have you been injured on someone else’s property? Don’t let another day pass without taking the action you need to recover. Contact a premises liability lawyer with Monge & Associates for more information.
Call 687-382-6043 or fill out the form below to schedule a free case evaluation.