What is premises liability?
Premises liability refers to the liability of a landowner for a dangerous condition on their land. Premises liability covers a large variety of types of accidents including: defective stairs, uneven pavement, elevator accidents, rape or assault due to inadequate security, falls on debris, ceiling collapses, failure to have hand rails on stairways, uncovered floor openings and other potentially negligent conditions.
Should you report the injury to the property owner?
Yes, however you should not give any written or recorded statements without having an attorney present to protect your legal rights.
What do you need to prove in a Premises Liability Claim?
Property owners and lessees have a legal duty to their customers and others lawfully visiting their premises to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. If a property owner fails to conduct routine maintenance or correct dangerous conditions, and that failure results in someone being injured on the property, they can be held responsible.
A key requirement of proof that many injured people are unaware of is notice. It is not enough to show that there was a dangerous condition that caused an injury. The injured plaintiff must prove that the property owner or lessee either caused the defective or unsafe condition, or they knew or should have known that there was a defective or unsafe condition on the property. The plaintiff must also prove that the dangerous condition was a substantial factor in causing the injury.
Bonina and Bonina, P.C. has extensive experience in handling premises liability cases. Our seasoned attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience and have obtained many multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of injured plaintiffs.
If you or a loved one were injured as a result of dangerous condition on property, you should contact the Med Law team toll free at 1-888-MEDLAW 1 or click here for a free consultation.