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When Does an Injury Become a Premises Liability Case?

If you have become injured due to the fault of someone else, you might be able to file a premises liability case. Filing this type of claim means you’re wanting the at-fault party to be held responsible for your injury. No matter the reason for you being on someone else’s property — as long as you’re not doing anything illegal — the owner or person occupying the land must make it clear to you any known dangers as well as any latent ones. If the owner makes it clear that dangers are present and he or she provides a reasonable effort to keep you away from the dangers, then there is likely no qualification for a premises liability case.

No matter the way a premises liability case is approached, you must prove injury in order to hold the defendant responsible. Most courts will mandate that you provide medical documentation of your injuries as well as provide your own testimony. Expert testimonies are also ideal for a premises liability case.

Common Types of Premise Liability Cases

Some of the more common types of premise liability cases are those that include injuries relating to:

  • Criminal Attacks
  • Construction Sites
  • Negligent Security
  • Swimming Pools
  • Falling Equipment
  • Slips and Falls
  • Fires
  • Animal Bites

Working On a Premises Liability Case

When dealing with a premises liability case, there are several things that must be proved. These include:

  • The person who caused the injury must either own, occupy, or lease the property where the injury occurred.
  • This person must have been negligently using the property when the injury occurred.
  • You must be able to prove injury through medical documentation.

The Takeaway

It’s of the utmost importance that you understand the complexity of a premises liability case. Just because you get injured on someone else’s property doesn’t mean the property owner owes you compensation. In order to ensure your rights are protected, we work to bring the responsible party to justice.

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, call Ginnis & Krathen Law today. We understand how critical it is to take quick and appropriate steps to protect your rights, which is why we always give you the time and attention you deserve. Call us today to see if you have a case.

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