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Understanding The Basics Of Premises Liability

  • By Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC
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If you slipped and fell in a grocery store or been bitten by a dog while visiting someone’s home and were subsequently injured – these types of injuries fall under premises liability, which refers to injuries that occur on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence. In this blog post, our friends from Davis, Johnson & Kallal discuss common premises liability injuries and reasons why someone might need an injury lawyer  to help after being injured on someone else’s property.

Common Injuries

Common premises liability injuries include slip and falls, animal bites, and swimming pool accidents. Slip and falls can occur due to wet or uneven flooring, inadequate lighting, or poorly maintained sidewalks. Animal bites can happen when a dog or other pet is not properly controlled or restrained. Swimming pool accidents can occur due to lack of proper safety equipment, inadequate fencing, or failure to provide warning signs.

If you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, navigating the legal process can be complex and challenging, especially if you’re dealing with an injury. Here are some reasons why you might need a lawyer to help after being injured on someone else’s property.

How Lawyers Can Help

Firstly, a lawyer can help you determine liability. In premises liability cases, the property owner or manager may be held responsible for injuries that occur on their property if they failed to provide a safe environment. However, it can be challenging to determine liability, especially if the property owner denies responsibility or there are multiple parties involved. An experienced lawyer can help investigate the accident, gather evidence, and determine who is at fault.

Secondly, a lawyer can help you understand your legal options. Premises liability cases can be complicated, and it can be challenging to know what your legal options are, especially if you’re not familiar with the legal system. An experienced lawyer can explain your options and help you make informed decisions about how to proceed.

Thirdly, a lawyer can help you navigate the insurance claims process. In many cases, the property owner’s insurance company will be responsible for paying for your damages. However, insurance companies are notorious for trying to settle claims quickly and for as little money as possible. An experienced lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Finally, a lawyer can provide essential support and guidance during a difficult time. Dealing with an injury and the aftermath of an accident can be emotionally and financially draining. A lawyer can help alleviate some of that burden by providing expert advice, advocating for your rights, and ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Invaluable Support & Guidance

In conclusion, if you’re injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, navigating the legal process can be complex and challenging, especially if you’re dealing with an injury. That’s why it’s essential to seek the help of an experienced lawyer who can help you determine liability, understand your legal options, navigate the insurance claims process, and provide support and guidance during a difficult time. If you’re unsure whether you need a lawyer, it’s always a good idea to seek a consultation to discuss your options and receive expert advice.

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