Property and business owners must keep their premises safe, warn visitors of potential hazards and mitigate that risk as best they can. When accidents occur due to unsafe, dangerous or negligent property conditions—think “slip and fall” cases—owners are liable for injuries and all relevant bills and lost wages resulting from said injuries. Premise-related accidents encompass much more than slip and fall, though. They also include:
- Improper security
- Inadequate lighting
- Dangerous or uneven steps
- Wet and slippery surfaces
- Weather-related hazards
When building such a case on your behalf, we attempt to prove that the property owner either
- Created the dangerous condition that led to the accident;
- Knew about the dangerous condition and did not eliminate it within a reasonable timeframe;
- Should have known about the dangerous condition and had it removed or repaired; or
- Knew about the dangerous condition and should have warned visitors about it.
A premise-related accident doesn’t automatically mean the owner is at fault—the injured person is held to varying degrees of liability for the injury. Where we come in is investigating and navigating the legalities to determine if your injuries are due to negligence on the part of the property or business owner. If so, we go to bat on your behalf to recover any medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering or other expenses incurred.