Premises Liability – Hayhurst Law PLLC
When you enter the property that is owned by another person, you have a reasonable expectation of not being injured. That means that said property owner is responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment – this is known as premises liability. The legal theory of premises liability holds property owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries that occur on that property.
Premises liability cases involve an injury that was caused by a type of unsafe or defective condition on a person’s property. The injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent in regards to the ownership and/or maintenance of the property. This means that the party responsible for the injury failed to use reasonable care, in conjunction with the property.
There is a distinction, however, between being injured on someone’s property and a premises liability case. It must be proven that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known that the premises was in unsafe condition yet failed to take the proper steps to remedy the situation.
Many different types of personal injury can be classified as premise liability cases, including:
- Slip and Fall
- Snow/Ice Accidents
- Inadequate Maintenance
- Defective Conditions
- Inadequate Building Security
- Dog Bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Water leaks and flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
If you or someone you love has been harmed on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation. Depending on your reasons for being on the property and the specific circumstances of your injury, the owner may be accountable for it. A dependable premises liability attorney is your best source of reliable advice. Don’t hesitate to contact the Hayhurst Law PLLC for your free consultation. Call us today at (304) 212-7099.