Premises Accidents Overview
Every individual entering someone else’s property has a reasonable expectation of not getting hurt. As it is, a person or entity responsible for watching over the property must make sure that the environment inside or outside the premises is relatively safe. However, if that person or entity failed to exercise due care for the benefit of those entering the said property, then he or she is held liable for any accidents and injuries that may happen inside or outside the property or premises.
Basically, accidents that occur within another person or entity’s premises are often caused by negligence. This is a legal theory that describes a person or entity’s failure to exercise due care under the circumstances. In this instance, it is the failure of the property owner to make sure that the property is relatively safe and free from hazardous or dangerous conditions for the benefit of those who might intend to use it, especially visitors. Commonly, these mishaps occur in homes, as well as in commercial establishments such as malls and restaurants. Likewise, premises accidents also occur in construction sites, amusement parks, public swimming pools and beaches.
If you or any of your loved ones have been injured in an accident inside or outside a certain property, then you need to contact the skilled premises accident attorneys of Personal Injury Defenders. With our talented pool of lawyers’ decades of experience in successfully securing millions in damages for our clients, you will assured that what you will receive from the liable party responsible for the accident and the injuries you sustained is the best compensation that you deserve.
Personal Injury Defenders expertly handle and aggressively pursue clients’ cases involving the following personal injury accidents that are within the scope of mishaps that occurred within the premises:
- Slip and fall injury. Cases of slip and fall carry the bulk of all premises accident claims in the United States. As it is, slip and fall refers to an accident in which a person slips or trips and then falls because of a dangerous or hazardous condition left unchecked by the property owner or any authorized person such as a tenant or manager. Injuries commonly associated with this form of personal injury accident are minor ones such as concussions, and major ones such as fractures and traumatic brain injuries.
- Premises liability. This legal theory asserts that property owners and other authorized persons are held liable for accidents and injuries that occur within the property. Premises liability applies in certain circumstances such as slip, trip and fall, fires, explosions, construction mishaps, negligence in security, and amusing park, swimming pool or beach accidents.
- Dog bites. Owners of dogs have a duty to keep their pets under control at all times. However, failure to do so may cause their pets to injure others. As it is, a person who gets injured by a dog bite can file a claim against the negligent owner. In California, the strict liability statute applies, which means that the dog owner is still liable for someone’s injuries even if the dog has never bitten anyone before.
Injuries that are often associated with premises accidents include minor injuries such as concussions, bruises and cuts. Major injuries include head trauma, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. The last two injuries are especially more concerning because any of these injuries cause a lasting effect on the victims both physically and emotionally.
Regardless of the severity of the injury and the circumstances that surround the accident, not only is it important to immediately seek medical care. It is likewise vital to seek personal injury attorneys right way. If you or your loved one was injured inside a home, a commercial establishment, or any property owned by someone else, it is in your best interest to consult any of our expert lawyers from Personal Injury Defenders. Contact us now at (866) 998-2545 to speak with one of our attorneys.