There are numerous kinds of Personal Injury cases, and Premises Liability is one of the common types of injury. The law states that all the premises should be safe, causing no harm to anyone. For some reason, if any dangerous or hazardous conditions develop at the property, should provide an appropriate warning. The law applies to all types of property, whether it is government or private property.
The property owner, manager, or tenant is liable for the safety of their property. If an accident on the premise or anyone sustains an injury on the property, they can file a Premises Liability lawsuit. In these accidents, it is vital to prove carelessness on the part of the property owner. Accidents can occur at any place, and anyone can get injured. Below are a few types of premise accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents – There arevarious conditions under which anyone can slip or fall. It can be due to spilled liquid, uncleared snow, leakages, uneven floors, broken stairs or sidewalks, loose cables, improper rugs or carpets, and many more. The property can either be a house, store, sidewalk, park, office building, or government building, or anything.
Construction Accidents – Construction sites are filled with several hazardous materials, debris, and loose wires. Loose or absence of scaffolding is one of the primary reasons for accidents on construction sites. Site developers need to be extra cautious and should follow all the rules to avoid premise accidents. There must be proper warning signs and boards. Everyone on the site should wear a helmet and other protecting gear.
Parking Lot Accidents – Adequately lit parking lot, presence of stop signs, clearly marked lanes, sidewalk for pedestrian, directions signs are a few things that should be present in the parking lot. Lack of such safety measures can help prove property owner is careless and negligent.
Dog Bites – Dog owners are held responsible if their pet bites or hurt someone. Legally, they should prevent their pet from acting in violent behavior. The owner should put their pet on a leash or make sure the gates are closed. Appropriate signs should be present on the premise. If you are not trespassing any property or provoking the dog, then you may be eligible for a claim.
Premises accidents can happen on private property or government, due to snow, water, or a dog. Irrespective of where and how you sustain injuries, if the property owner or caretaker is negligible, you can file a lawsuit. Such lawsuits require you to prove the negligence of the property owner. If you or anyone you know has been in a premises accident, connect with a lawyer to understand and explore your legal options.