In personal injury law, premises liability cases deal with incidents that are caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Like many personal injury cases, premises liability cases are based on negligence.
All property owners have obligations under local, state, and federal law. Property owners must make an effort to maintain a safe environment. A failure to keep the property safe can open the owner up to a lawsuit. In fact, there are many different types of personal injury cases that can be classified as premises liability cases.
Here are a few common types of premises liability injuries:
- Slip and Falls – According to the National Floor Safety Institute, over 8 million Americans visit the emergency room due to falling each year. Falling due to even sidewalks, standing water, and defective stairs can cause serious injury. Ice and snow on a property are the leading cause of slip and fall accidents.
- Inadequate Security – Inadequate security at public places – such as airports and shopping malls – can lead to assaults. Owners of public property must keep their spaces safe for visitors. If someone is injured due to criminal activity, then the property owner can be held accountable.
- Pool Accident – If a pool isn’t secured appropriately, people can fall in and drown. Children and the elderly are the most at risk. A pool should have warning signs and adequate fencing in order to avoid such dangers.
- Dog Bites – If an aggressive or improperly trained dog bites or attacks someone, that dog’s owner would be held responsible.
Furthermore, in order to win a premises liability case, you must prove that not only that the property owner was negligent, but that they knew about the property’s unsafe conditions. That’s where a lawyer comes in. The Cochran Firm has teams of expert premises liability lawyers all over the country ready to help you. Find your local Cochran Firm office and contact us today. 1(800)-843- 3746