Premises Liability – Personal Injuries in Public Spaces Due to Negligence

Premises liability is a subset of personal injury law that applies to many public and private spaces, including stores, public sidewalks, and even your neighbor’s yard.  While it may be lesser known than car accident law, premises liability law is extremely important if someone finds themselves injured due to the negligence of a homeowner, business, or the government.  If you have suffered an injury pursuable under premises liability law, you can seek financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Premises liability is anchored in responsibility.  For example, homeowners are responsible for the safety of their guests.  If a homeowner is aware of a broken railing leading to their front door, does not repair it, and as a result a visitor leaning on that railing falls, the homeowner is considered to have caused that injury.  There are many different variations of common injuries which could be pursued as a premises liability case:

  • Any property left in dangerous conditions
  • Dog bites or other pet-related injuries
  • Unmarked wet or slippery floors
  • Broken railings, stairs, or steps
  • Lack of building or parking lot security
  • Unmaintained elevators or escalators
  • Broken lights obscuring clutter on the ground

If a person is injured due to negligence from any of these examples, or any other similar reason, he or she can pursue an injury claim against the responsible party.  Property owners are typically responsible for the cost of any medical bills, unpaid wages, property damage, and pain and suffering that occurs due to their negligence.

Governments can also be found responsible for injuries under premises liability rules.  Public spaces that are poorly maintained or suffer any number of defects, including sidewalks, roads, traffic control devices, or anything typically handled by the government can lead to injury.  And if a lack of planning or execution is the reason for any injury, the government can be found liable for the cost of those injuries.

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth is a personal injury law firm that helps injury victims pursue insurance claims from negligent parties, including injuries resulting from violations of premises liability laws.  We offer free consultations and charge no fees if we do not win your case.  There is no risk.  Call us today at 888-517-9888 for your case evaluation.

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