Did you know that when an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person's property the owner may be legally responsible for the injury? If you've suffered an injury and the place that you were hurt was owned by someone else, you may be able to file a claim to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
Premises liability can include claims such as:
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Dog bites or maulings;
- Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances such as lead or mold.
To win a premises liability claim, the plaintiff must prove that the property owners either failed to maintain the property; created unsafe conditions which caused the injury; knew about the unsafe hazard but didn't alert visitors or tenants to this fact; was not careful concerning unsafe conditions which might attract children; or took actions or neglected conditions that caused damage to a neighboring property. More often than not these cases can be a battle over who knew what about the hazard and when.
If you believe you've suffered an injury due to a property owner's negligence, we'd like to hear from you. Call us at (800) 442-2889 in the Northeast, or (888) 646-7325 in the Southeast or contact us online for a FREE consultation.