Premises Liability Injury Attorney
Fighting for those Injured by Unsafe Property Conditions
Have you suffered injury on someone else’s property due to an unsafe condition? If so, you may be able to bring a premises liability claim seeking compensation for the harm you have endured. Landowners and property managers can be held liable for certain injury related incidences that happen on their property. This is because they have a duty to protect visitors to the property from unreasonably unsafe conditions. Property owners and managers must take reasonable steps to ensure that people are not injured on their property. If they fail in this duty, then they can be held legally responsible for the damage their negligence caused. Fazli & Associates fights for a client’s right to full and fair compensation for the harm they have suffered due to property owner negligence.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
One of the most common types of premises liability claims is a slip and fall claim. A slip and fall claim will usually involve an unsafe property condition such as wet floors, icy surfaces, or sidewalks and walkways in disrepair. These kinds of unsafe conditions, in turn, cause a visitor to the property to slip and fall, leaving the visitor injured.
A slip and fall, however, is not the only type of premises liability claim. Dog bites and animal attacks also fall into the premises liability claim category. Additionally, negligent security is another common type of premises liability claim. In negligent security claims, a visitor suffers injury due to a property owner’s failure to put adequate security measures into place.
Another common kind of premises liability involves falling objects on a property. The falling object may have come from construction on the property. It may have been due to a building in disrepair. It is also common for falling merchandise in a retail store to cause injury to a patron. Any of these situations could lead to a premises liability claim against a property owner. The property owner may be:
A private citizen
Any of these people or entities can be implicated and held responsible for negligent property conditions that leave others injured. Fazli & Associates understands that premises liability claims often involve serious injuries and navigating the legal system to get that monetary recovery you need can be overwhelming and seem impossible. Get dedicated legal counsel at Fazli & Associates and find comfort knowing you are in good hands.
Premises Liability Laws
Premises liability is a notoriously complex area of personal injury law. To successfully bring a premises liability claim you need to be prepared for a detail oriented review of the specific facts of every case. Proving a premises liability case requires proving that a property owner has failed in reasonably maintaining property conditions. The precise duty a property owner owes to someone on his or her property will depend on what class of visitor to the property you are considered. You may be an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
An invitee is someone who has been invited, either expressly or impliedly, onto another’s property. An invitee is owed the highest duty of care which means that the property owner must take all reasonable precautions in order to ensure the invitee is safe on the property.
A licensee is someone who has entered a property for his or her own purposes, but the owner has consented to this.
A trespasser is a person who enters the property of another without any right to do so. Adult trespassers are often owed no duty of care by the property owner, but this is not always the case. Child trespassers are owed a higher duty of care despite the fact that they are considered trespassers.
The strength of your premises liability claim can greatly vary depending on what class of visitor you are considered.
Another element that can complicate a premises liability claim is the fact that you must be able to prove that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the property condition that caused the injury. This can be difficult to prove, but it is necessary to do so in order to bring a successful premises liability claim. Additionally, the dangerous property condition must have been the direct cause of the accident causing the injury. At this point, it is also important to note that some states have comparative negligence laws that will limit a person’s ability to be compensated for a premises liability injury. If you are found to be partly responsible for the accident that led to your injuries, your recovery may be limited by your percentage of fault.
Premises liability claims are complex and time is of the essence. States have statute of limitations on personal injury claims that limit the time frame in which you are able to seek legal recourse for your injuries. Do not hesitate to contact Fazli & Associates right away. We are prepared to take on your case and immediately launch our investigation to ensure that no important detail is overlooked. We begin fighting for you right away.
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Premises liability claims often involve injuries that can completely change a person’s life. The victim is left in pain, trying to get the medical care needed, and attempting to navigate a life changed by injury, all the while left wondering what to do next. Fazli & Associates will take on the legal burden of your claim so that you can focus on what is really important, your health and getting your life back in order. We fight to hold property owners responsible for the damage caused by the negligent care of their property. Contact us today.