There are a number of different types of personal injury cases. One type of common personal injury case is premises liability. Premises liability cases may not be as cut and dry as you might think. Just because an accident happened on someone else’s property doesn’t necessarily mean that they are liable for your injuries. Here are three examples of unsafe premises liability cases to give you an idea of what types of situations are included.
Slip and Fall
The most common type of unsafe premises liability case is the slip-and-fall accident. If you slip and fall on a hazard that was not marked by the property owner or manager, you could be compensated for your injuries sustained during the fall. It must first be proven that the owner or manager of the property was negligent in not marking and being aware of the slip or trip hazard.
People who are renting or visiting a property may have a personal injury case if they are injured due to inadequate maintenance of the property. It is expected that a property owner will keep their property in good maintenance so that there are no potential hazards that could cause harm. If that maintenance is not performed and an accident occurs, it is easy to prove negligence and file a personal injury claim.
Inadequate Building Security
If you are visiting a building, you have the reasonable expectation to be kept safe while you are there. While not all buildings are going to have, or be required to have, security staff on site, it is expected that a certain level of care will be taken to ensure the safety of building visitors or tenants. If it is found that the building owners should have known that additional security was necessary and you were assaulted or injured, you could have a premises liability case.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property and you feel it was due to their negligence, you may have an unsafe premises personal injury case. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.