Premise liability refers to the potential legal responsibility that can be faced by a property owner or its operator in the event of injuries suffered due to negligence. Unsafe conditions within a property may lead to serious injuries of residents and passers-by. Premise liability cases exist nearly in all sorts of structures.
Premise liability comes into effect when the defective condition of an individual’s property injures you. The negligence involved in premise liability often results in personal injury cases. You must be able to prove that there was negligence on the part of a property owner in premise liability cases.
It is important to note that not all cases of injuries on an individual’s property will automatically be construed as negligence. There has to be proof that the owner was aware of the unsafe state of his or her property and ignored to take appropriate action in that regard. A property owner should warn others of defects on his or her property.
Slip and fall accidents are among the common premise liability accidents. Wet floors, broken tiles, and spills on floors can lead to these accidents and hold the owner of a premise liable. A property owner should provide warnings on slippery places within a property.
Inadequate property maintenance also leads to premise liability cases. Lack of maintenance of equipment such as elevators, stairwells, and balconies can seriously injuries to you. Such accidents can at times result in deaths. You should institute a premise liability case for inadequate maintenance cases.
Swimming pool accidents can also put into question a premise’s liability. Such accidents happen every now and then. Some of them happen due to the negligence of a property owner. Faulty pool equipment and lack of supervision by lifeguards are circumstances that can lead to pool accidents.
Fire-related accidents can lead to severe burns and injuries. A fire can lead to your demise. When such a traumatic and devastating event happens to you due to someone’s recklessness or negligence, you should file for a premise liability case. Injuries that you may suffer can lead to permanent disfigurement and lasting pain.
Inadequate building security can lead to you being assaulted. This can cause injuries and lead to trauma especially if you are a resident of a property. When this happens, you can take legal action of the negligence of a property owner for not providing adequate security for you.
Supermarket and retail store accidents can occur due to the owner’s negligence. You may get injured when a box that is not properly placed falls on you. A premise liability case is able to point a finger at the parties that caused the negligence.
A premise liability lawsuit can help you to seek justice and get compensated for the injuries that you may have suffered. Medical costs, physical pain, mental anguish, physical limitations, incapacitation, and disfigurement can be compensated through a lawsuit. In the event that a death occurs due to such negligence, compensation can also be claimed for funeral expenses, loss of member’s contribution, and loss of inheritance.
Premise liability cases can help you to seek justice due to the injuries caused by the negligence of a property owner. As a plaintiff, you can get compensation for the injuries or deaths that have occurred due to such negligence.
If you have a premise liability case in North Carolina, you need to contact an Asheville Lawyer who has experience in these matters. Lakota R. Denton has years of experience with premise liability cases and many positive client case results.