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WHAT IS PREMISES LIABILITY?
Premises liability holds homeowners and property owners responsible when someone gets hurt in their space. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property and keep visitors reasonably safe, so when property owners or property managers fail to maintain their property and a visitor is injured, they may be responsible for compensating you under premises liability law. However, not all injuries incurred on the premises of someone else’s property are the owners’ responsibility. This liability can depend on several different factors, and our premises liability attorneys can help you determine whether you have a viable premises liability case.
TYPE OF VISITORS
Property owners have varying degrees of responsibility when it comes to premises liability. Invitees are defined as those invited to the premises by the owner, either explicitly or implicitly. For example, a restaurant’s customers qualify as invitees. Invitees are entitled to the most care. It is the owner’s responsibility to discover, correct and/or warn of any dangers, failure to do so could place liability on the owner.
Licensees are those who enter the owner’s land by invitation, but they are there for commercial activity. This would apply to house guests or those who are visiting public land. Licensees have a lesser duty of responsibility owed to them, owners can only be held responsible for hazards that were known to them.
Trespassers have the least amount of responsibility. In fact owner’s owe little to trespassers, but if trespassers frequent the premises, the owner must warn of any known dangers or hazards. However, in the instance of children entering the property, the responsibility placed on the owner his higher. If children can gain access to the property, it is the owner’s responsibility to keep their property secure.
SLIP & FALL LIABILITY
Slip and fall personal injury claims are some of the more common injuries in premises liability cases. These injuries are often seen as slapstick comedy, but can result in very serious injury for the victim. These can be caused by uneven floors, poor lighting, wet floor, snow or ice, and pooled liquids. If you’ve slipped and fallen at a business you were visiting you may have a case, especially if there were not proper warnings about the hazard that caused the fall.
INJURED ON AT A BUSINESS OR SOMEONE’S PROPERTY?
If you’ve been hurt due to the negligence of a property owner, call us. Our premises liability team has been involved in cases just like yours. We understand your rights and how to get you the best possible outcome for your claim, including recovering medical bills, therapy bills, lost wages, and pain-and-suffering compensation. We’ve been handling premises liability cases for years and have the know how to get you the compensation you deserve if the premises owner was negligent-resulting in the injury of you or a loved one.
Hiring a premises liability attorney after being injured on their property will allow you focus on recovering from your ordeal by holding the property owner accountable. Call or contact the liability attorneys at Wettermark Keith today. We offer you a free consultation, and each premises liability lawyer at our firm is dedicated to compiling all the details of your personal injury claim and help you determine the best course of action pertaining to your situation.
NO RECOVERY, NO FEE GUARANTEE
Each attorney at our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way because our top priority is the recovery of our clients. Our premises liability attorneys are prepared to fight hard for you.
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