Premises Liability FAQ

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Premises liability is an area of the law that holds a property owner accountable for another person's injuries, should they have occurred on their premises. Most of the time, premises liability involves a "slip and fall" claim. Thus, if you have recently fallen and injured yourself on another person's property, you can file a premises liability claim and you might be entitled to compensation. For example, if the property owner has negligently left a wet surface unmarked you should call a personal injury attorney. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain their premises.

Frequently asked questions

SHOULD YOU EVER ACCEPT A CASH SETTLEMENT FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR YOUR PREMISES LIABILITY INJURY?

Remember that the primary goal of every insurance adjuster is to save the insurance company money. When you file your claim, you will most likely get a call or inquiry from an insurance adjuster asking questions about the severity of your injury, etc. While it may be tempting to accept settlement right away, it could actually prevent your from receiving all of the compensation you need.

WHAT DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER FROM MY PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIM?

Every year people suffer slip and fall injuries that can affect other aspects of their lives. If you have been injured on another person or entity's property due to their negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for economic and non economic losses, including some of the following:

  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Bills
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER I SUFFER A PREMISES LIABILITY INJURY?

Make notes of everything you can remember about the incident and premises.
Keep track of all expenses associated with the injury.
See a doctor as soon as possible.
Collect as much evidence as possible, like photographs of the area.
Obtain contact information of anyone who witnessed the incident.
Contact an experienced premises liability lawyer.