When suffering injuries from a slip and fall accident, understanding the legalities associated can be difficult. A common misconception is that premises liability and slip and falls are the same thing. Although closely related, there is a difference between the two. A slip and fall case is a type of premises liability claim.
Premises liability is a facet of personal injury law in which the person held liable is responsible for the accident and related injuries. In these cases, the person who has acted negligently could be the landowner, property owner, or property manager.
There are many different types of premises liability cases. Some of which include:
- Slip and fall accidents- This is when an injury occurs due to slipping or tripping on someone else's property.
- Dog or animal attacks- In some cases, dog bites can fall under premises liability laws. If the property owner or manager owns a dog that has attacked someone before and does nothing about it, they could be held liable.
- Negligent security- The property owner or manager could be held responsible if someone gets robbed or attacked on their property due to a lack of security.
- Exposure to toxic chemicals- If property owners or managers fail to control toxic chemicals such as mold, pesticides, or chemical solvents, they could face liability.
How to Prove Negligence
Proving negligence can be challenging when not adequately prepared. When filing a premises liability claim, it's recommended to work with a skilled attorney to assure you understand what is required. To prove negligence, you (with the help of your lawyer) will need to prove:
- The defendant was negligent in maintaining the property, which caused dangerous conditions or failed to find a solution for the hazardous conditions.
- The defendant owner occupies or leases the property, making them responsible for maintaining the premises to an acceptable standard.
- You suffered harm because of the dangerous condition.
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If you or someone you know has been injured on another's property due to their negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. With decades of experience on our side, we have what it takes to help you get the justice you deserve. Let us be your voice while you recover stress-free.
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