What is Premises Liability?
Property owners have certain obligations under local, state, and federal laws to maintain reasonably safe premises under certain conditions and to warn others of any unsafe conditions under certain situations. While these laws vary, the basic underlying fact of them is similar regardless of where you live: property owners have an obligation to keep their land and buildings on their land safe for authorized visitors and those with business there. Premise liability cases come into play when an injury occurs on someone’s property that was caused because of risky, dangerous, or faulty conditions.
When property owners fail to keep their properties safe, innocent people can suffer devastating personal injuries or even death. The Premises Liability lawyers at The Cochran Firm are experienced at holding property owners accountable for their negligence or reckless conduct.
We’re available to speak to you about your claim and evaluate your case.
If you’ve been hurt and need an experienced premises liability lawyer, please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-The-Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability covers a wide range of case types, and it’s important when researching prospective lawyers to find an attorney with experience in the area that is most relevant to your claim.
At The Cochran Firm, our premises liability lawyers have experience with:
- Slip and fall cases
- Defective stairwells/ staircase accidents
- Electricity and electrocution
- Defective sidewalks
- Insufficient security
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Falling or flying objects
- Ceiling collapse
- Elevation accidents
- Fire safety & building codes
- Inadequate lighting
- Supermarket & department store accidents
In order to win a premises liability case, like many other cases, the plaintiff must be able to prove that their injuries were in direct relation to the negligence of the property owner. Some ways you can prove this is through your testimony, the testimony of any treating doctors, or by providing your medical bills and expert testimony in regards to the injuries you have sustained. No matter what your premises liability case may be, The Cochran Firm has attorneys with the necessary resources and experience to help.
Personal Injury & Premises Liability
Premises liability cases are often caused by the negligence of the property owner. Generally speaking negligence is the failure of a person or entity to provide the level of care that would reasonably be expected or required of them by law under all circumstances.
Our premises liability lawyers will investigate your injury to determine its cause, then pursue compensation on your behalf for your injuries. In deciding whether or not you should bring a case for premise liability it is crucial that we make sure that the faulty condition was known by the property owner or was so evident that it should have been known by them.
Often, premises liability cases aren’t as dramatic or noticeable as car accidents, but they can still cause the same type of significant injuries or even death. Many of our clients deal with the pain and suffering from their injuries for the rest of their lives.
Common premises liability injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Electric shocks
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries (including brain damage)
- Scarring & Disfigurement
- & more
You should not have to suffer in silence. We’ll be your voice in this difficult and traumatic time.
If you’re looking for an experienced premises liability lawyer to help you pursue justice and obtain compensation for your injuries, please contact The Cochran Firm today at (1-800-The-Firm) for a free, no-obligation consultation.