Premises Liability

When to contact a lawyer for a slip and fall

Premise liability covers any situation in which a property owner fails to maintain their property and this results in someone getting hurt. The most common among these situations are slip and falls. A typical slip and fall is the result of, but not limited to, slipping on a wet or icy floor. Premise liability can cover other things though, such as:

  • Poor and inadequate lighting
  • Defective conditions on the premises
  • Dog bite
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Ice and snow accidents
  • Slip and fall

How Premises Liability Cases Work

Essentially, if you feel you are a victim of a premises liability case there are key factors to consider to get your case started. If these are proven via evidence, photos, or are still provable please schedule use for a free consultation today. These factors include:

  • Proving the defendant is responsible for the properties upkeep by owning, occupying, or leasing the property
  • The defendant was negligent in the use of thier property
  • The plaintiff (You) were harmed on this property
  • The defendant's negligence was substantially part of your injury

These factors are subject to change in different jurisdictions

Proving Negligence

Negligence in a premises liability case can be hard to prove. For example, if you are a victim to a slip and fall, you must be able to prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the hazard on the premises. In some cases, knowledge of the property hazard can be presumed, such as mopping a floor. In this case, the property owner made the floor wet and knowledge of the hazard can be presumed. Again this is subject to the jurisdiction your case is in.

Proving negligence was a substantial part of your injury

Showing the defendants negligence was a substantial factor in your injury means the harm you suffered needs to be a result of the action (or inaction) of the defendant. This negligence does not have to be the sole reason of your harm, but must martially contribute to the reason of harm.

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