Premises Liability Attorneys
Injured on Another Person’s Property? We Can Help.
People visiting another property as a welcomed guest or patron have the right to assume that they will not be harmed due to an unreasonable danger present on that property. When a property controller or owner does allow an unsafe hazard to persist on the property, they could be held accountable for any damages through a premises liability claim. At Your Advocates, our attorneys for personal injury are adamant about providing top-level representation for people who have been injured while on someone else’s property.
Some of the damages we want to recover for our clients include:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation fees
- Cost of life adjustments
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Do you think you might have a premises liability claim? Why not call (239) 970-6844 and find out during a free initial consultation? You have nothing to lose and much to gain.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to cases where a person or group of people are injured on another property because of the owner’s negligence. Property owners have a certain responsibility to maintain safe grounds for visitors, and if they fail to do so they should be held liable for their actions.
In a premises liability case, the responsibility of the property owner must be established. Whether they own land, a home, a shop, or office building, it should be safely maintained and any dangerous areas should be clearly marked. If an owner fails to keep his or her property safe it could be considered negligence.
The relationship to the injured party must also be established. In legal terms, the person injured in a premises liability case is considered either an invitee, licensee, or trespasser, depending on his or her relationship to the property owner. If the visitor was an invitee, the property owner usually has more responsibility to provide a safe environment than he or she does for a trespasser who was not invited to the property.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability claims are centered around a dangerous hazard on a piece of property that should not have been there had reasonable safety efforts had been taken. If it can be determined that the property controller was negligent in their duty to protect visitors and guests, then the argument can be made that they should pay for the injured party’s damages. For example: I retail store manager that does not clean up a spill near the cash registers after one guest already pointed it out to them is being negligent in their duty to appropriately react to dangers, even those they did not directly cause.
Premises liability cases usually originate from one of the following:
- Slip and fall injuries: Spills, loose carpeting, wires and cords across walkways, and more can all cause perhaps the most common type of premises liability claims: slip and fall injuries.
- Dog bite and animal attacks: A homeowner has the right to own and raise a pet to their liking, but any welcome guests to that home have the right to be protected from that pet’s aggression.
- Inefficient security: If there is reason to believe that a location requires security to protect its patrons, the lack of that necessary security personnel could be indicative of a property owner’s negligence.
- Toxic exposure: Many retail and office locations use strong chemical cleaners on a routine basis. When handled incorrectly, these same cleaners can put visitors at undue risk of toxic exposure.
Compensation for Damages
If you are injured because of another person’s neglect or carelessness, you may be able to seek compensation for damages, such as medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. While these are the most common types of compensation pursued, there are other costs that could be reimbursed if directly caused by the negligent party or the resulting injury.
Your Advocates Are Here To Help Your Claim
A person who has suffered an injury on someone else’s property may be up against that property owner, a parent company, and/or an insurance company. With opposition on that scale, it is crucial that you take the right steps to prepare your case.
Contact our Fort Myers premises liability lawyers for experienced and knowledgeable assistance and representation for your premises liability claim.
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