What are the possible excuses a premises owner could provide for why they are not responsible for personal injuries sustained on their property?
A property owner may not actually be found liable for all of the personal injuries sustained on their property and could have valid excuses. One example would be if adequate, visible warning signs of wet surfaces or other potential hazards are in place to warn any who enter a property, then the person may assume responsibility. Other excuses, which may or may not be valid, could include a lack of awareness that the dangerous condition existed or the negligence of the injured party themselves. When an owner attempts to use these, it is a good idea for the person to contact an experienced attorney.
What is a person required to prove in a premises liability case?
In order for a person to prove that the owner is responsible in a case of premises liability, evidence of negligence on the part of the owner or failure to correct potential hazards must exist. Cases and state laws can vary, particularly concerning trespassing, personal injuries sustained by children, and other special circumstances.
What steps should I take if I am injured while on the property of another?
The first step to take if you sustain personal injuries while on another’s property is to seek the proper medical attention. If you believe that your injuries were the fault of the negligence of those in charge of the premises, you should seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.