One of the most reported accidents is because of slip and fall accidents and nearly a million cases are accounted for each year. If you were severely injured in a slip and fall accident, under premises liability you’ll be able to hold the negligent party liable and receive compensation for the damages the accident caused you. If you need a lawyer to represent you, contact us today.
As you may already be somewhat aware, premises liability cases are those in which a person gets injured on someone else’s property. If the accident happened due to the negligence of the property owner or the authority in charge, they can be held liable for negligence. Thus, once a hazard comes to the notice, it is their responsibility to take proper action to mitigate the issue. If they are unable to do anything right away about the situation, they at least need to inform the tenants or visitors about the condition.
As a result, it is presumed that you must demonstrate that the dangerous situation existed on the property at the time of the accident and that the owner knew about it but did nothing to address it. One must also take pictures of the hazardous condition after falling asleep and hitting the floor so that they can be used as evidence if they wish to subsequently submit a claim. Additionally, it must be shown that the property owner failed in his obligation to protect those who visited his area from the dangerous conditions that existed.
Types of slip and fall injuries:
According to reports, the most often reported injuries were fractures, soft tissue injuries, brain injuries, and spinal injuries. Sprained ankles, scrapes, and abrasions, injuries to the back and connective tissues, shoulders, and neck are additional potential problems in addition to knee damage. Bone fractures are more common in older people. Internal injuries account for the bulk of soft tissue injuries, which most individuals don’t realize until it’s almost too late. Before someone realizes they have a soft tissue injury, the injuries may get severe and could take days or even weeks to manifest.
If someone files a premises liability claim, they must establish culpability by demonstrating the property owner’s negligence. In these scenarios, the owner’s negligence would consist of failing to keep the property to an adequate standard or choosing to do nothing in spite of knowledge of a hazardous condition that could cause significant harm.