Premises Liability Cases Need an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to Get You What You Deserve
Premises liability cases are a form of personal injury case where a person’s injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property. Just because you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property doesn’t mean that you will automatically win a premises liability case. Negligence must be proven on the part of the property owner. In order to prove that a property owner was negligent, it must be shown that the owner knew or should have known the premises were in an unsafe condition and failed to take proper steps to remedy the situation. If this can be proven within a court of law, you are entitled to money for your pain and suffering and medical costs.
3 Most Common Reason for Filing Premises Liability Cases
1. Negligent or Inadequate Security
These kinds of premises liability cases are more common in apartment buildings or offices. The owners of these buildings have a duty to the tenants and occupants to secure the public access to the building. If someone breaks into the building, or just walks in through an unlocked door and assaults someone, or even worse, kills them inside the building, the owner could have a premises liability case brought against them. This kind of case can be won if it can be shown the owner knew or should have known about the unsecured entry point and failed to do anything about it. Many building owners take steps to prevent this by having a doorman on the first floor or require the use of intercom systems by the tenant.
It is a property owner’s responsibility to ensure that their building is maintained and reasonable care has been used for all maintenance and repairs. Inadequate maintenance of a building can include broken or uneven steps, falling merchandise, cluttered aisles, or improperly maintained trees. As a result of these oversights, someone could slip and fall, trip, or have something fall on their head. To prove the owner was negligent, a premises liability lawyer must prove the owner owed the defendant a duty of care, breached or failed to exercise that duty, and caused the injuries as a direct result of that breach or failure.
Dangerous properties are commercial or residential buildings that are not up to code but people still have access to them. Dangerous property conditions include improper lighting, lack of railing on stairs, out of code door thresholds, improperly designed grates, open manhole covers, or sidewalk holes. The owner of the building can be held liable, but it must be proven that they knew or should have known about the condition of the property and neglected to do anything about it.
Injuries from Premises Liability Cases Can Vary Widely
In the state of Nevada, someone that is injured on someone else’s property is defined as either an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser. An invitee is someone who was invited by the owner, or tenant, to come into the building or onto the property. A licensee is someone, like a salesman, who has access to the property, but wasn’t necessarily invited in by the owner or a tenant, yet they still have a right to be there. A trespasser is someone who has broken into a property or has gained access to the property unlawfully or has been previously informed they are not welcomed on the property. Property owners are responsible for the safety of invitees and licensees and these people can sue over neglected or dangerous property conditions if they are hurt. Trespassers have attempted to sue for personal injury, but it is very rare for them to succeed in winning their case.
Some of the injuries that someone can suffer include:
- Dog or Animal Bites
- Slip or Trip and Falls
- Falling Objects
- Elevator / Escalator Accidents
- Injury / Assault Due to Lack of Security
- Poisoning by Toxic Fumes, Chemicals or Carbon Monoxide
Jesse Kalter Can Get You the Compensation You Deserve for Your Personal Injury
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you know someone that has died as a result of their injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral bills, or loss of companionship. Jesse Kalter has handled numerous personal injury cases and premises liability cases. His tenacious pursuit of justice ensures his clients don’t have to suffer any longer because of someone else’s mistakes. Jesse Kalter is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.
Premises Liability Cases Need the Expertise of an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
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