One of the most frequent forms of accidents in Auburn is slip and fall incidents, which are estimated to account for more than a million occurrences annually. You might be entitled to compensation if you were hurt in a slip-and-fall accident on another person’s property. Need help? Reach out to Delventhal Law Office, LLC today.
Fractures, soft tissue injuries, injuries to the brain, and spinal injuries are some of the injuries that are most frequently recorded. Besides knee damage, other possible accidents include sprained ankles, scrapes and abrasions, and injuries to the back and connective tissues, shoulders, and neck. Older persons are more prone to bone fractures. The majority of soft tissue injuries are internal, and most people aren’t aware of this until it’s nearly too late. It may take days or even weeks before one realizes they have a soft tissue injury.
What is premises liability?
Premises liability is a legal theory based on the law of personal injury that contends that if someone was injured on someone else’s property, that person can be held liable. You must demonstrate a number of elements in order to establish that the property owner’s negligence caused your injuries.
Liability of the property owner:
This implies that you must prove that the hazardous situation was present on the property when the accident occurred and that the owner was aware of it but did nothing about it. Also, after falling asleep and striking the floor, one must snap images of the dangerous situation so that they can be used as proof if they decide to submit a claim later on. Additionally, it must be demonstrated that the property owner was unable to uphold his duty of keeping the individuals who were visiting his location safe from the hazardous conditions that were there.
What does one need to do?
If someone initiates a premises liability lawsuit, they must show that the property owner was negligent and, therefore, establish their liability. In these situations, the owner’s carelessness would entail a failure to maintain the property to a sufficient standard or a decision to take no action despite being aware of a dangerous state that could result in severe harm.
If you require assistance in carrying out the legal procedures required to file a claim for the damages you have sustained following a recent slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, speak with a lawyer immediately away.