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What is Premises Liability?

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability occurs when an injury was caused due to unsafe conditions on an individual's personal property. This is a standard personal injury case that the team at The Abrego Law Firm, LLC takes on.

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, and premises liability is no different. For a premises liability case to result in your favor, you are required to prove the property owner failed to keep up with their property and maintain it safely.

A personal injury claim cannot always be made simply because you were injured on private property. Furthermore, even if there were unsafe conditions on that property and you were injured, that will not always equate to a premises liability case successfully being made. For a premises liability case to have grounds, you must be able to provide evidence that the property owner was aware that there were unsafe conditions and still failed to take steps to improve the situation.

Common Premises Liability Cases

Many cases that personal injury attorneys work with can constitute a personal injury case. Some of the most common include:

  • Slip and fall
  • Poor maintenance of premises
  • Insufficient security measures on a property that leads to an assault or injury
  • Dog bites
  • Water leaking
  • Toxic fumes

The Property Owner's Responsibility

In most cases, it is the owner's responsibility to exercise a reasonable degree of care in the ownership of their property, ensuring that anyone who enters will be safe and secure. All people who own property have a standard to uphold called the "duty of care." This ensures that people entering their property are cared for.

There are three terms that premises liability cases entail. Those include:

  • Invitees - A person that is invited to the property by the owner.
  • Licensees - Someone who is not explicitly asked to attend the property but legally allowed to be present.
  • Trespasser - An individual who enters the property with no permission from the owner.

Regardless of how you are on someone's property, you deserve a reasonable expectation of safety while on their grounds. However, when you are an invitee or licensee, you have a legal standard that is owed to you.

If your safety is ever compromised, you may be entitled to justice for the injuries you obtain.

When Things Get Complicated

Often, the defense of a premises liability case will claim that the plaintiff has negligence in the case. They state that it is so evident that there was potential for injury that the injured party should have avoided the dangerous conditions entirely.

It would be best if you had an experienced team by your side to carefully analyze the claim to determine the best strategy for combating this plan of defense.

We Know How to Tackle These Claims

The team at The Abrego Law Firm, LLC knows precisely how to defend these cases. We specialize in every type of premises liability case, and we use the best possible tactics to get you the justice and compensation you seek. In many premises liability cases, it takes exceptional knowledge and experience to know the legal strategy's inner workings. Our team knows how to get you the justice you deserve.

If you still have any questions or hesitations, our team is ready to answer them—call (404) 334-3324 to schedule your free consultation. We want to hear from you and give you the best game plan to get you the compensation you are after. Don't hesitate, call now.