In this article, you’ll discover:
- Which “elements of negligence” set the stage for a valuable premises liability claim.
- How an attorney can work with you to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
- What injuries often cause people to seek financial recovery for a premises liability accident.
What Is Premises Liability Law?
Premises liability cases often deal directly with injuries that occur because of the negligence of a building owner or manager. These cases are often much more particular than other areas of injury claims law. This is, in part, because of the requirement to show unique elements of negligence, including:
- That there was a duty to provide a safe environment for the injured party.
- That this duty was breached.
- That the breach of duty was the proximate cause of your injuries.
- Sufficient Notice.
Sufficient notice is often the most critical aspect of any premises liability claim. This element requires that the negligent party either should have known about the hazard, or knew and should have acted sooner to fix it. This is often a complex issue, as each premises liability case arises in unique circumstances. So, what exactly constitutes sufficient notice? It’s often up to a jury to decide.
How Premises Liability Claims Injuries Happen
Slip-and-fall or Trip-and-Fall are among the most common premises liability claims across the U.S. Caused by spills on the ground and uneven surfaces – a seemingly minor accident can give rise to thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Some of the most common injuries sustained in these accidents include:
- Broken Bones
- Torn Muscles and Ligaments
- Injuries to the ACL and Rotator Cuff
- Bruising and Lacerations
- Spinal Injuries
- Head Trauma
- And more…
It’s important to keep in mind: These injuries sometimes arise when a victim is not paying full attention to their surroundings. While it’s always important to be observant of your environment, being partially at fault for your injuries doesn’t mean that your premises liability claim is invalid.
If you’re curious about what your claim might be worth, reach out to an attorney at Select Law Group.
For more information on Slip-And-Fall and Trip-And-Fall Cases In Arizona and Washington, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (206) 237-8383 today.
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