What Are Some Types Of Premises Liability Claims?
When people think of premises liability accidents, slips and falls come to mind, and for good reason. Slips and falls are very common, accounting for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits every year.
However, slips and falls are not the only type of premises liability claim. Any kind of unsafe behavior or actions on another person’s property can lead to injuries. However, premises liability claims are based on negligence, and it’s important to keep in mind that just because you were injured or the property was unsafe does not mean that the property owner was negligent. You have to prove that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the property was unsafe but still failed to make appropriate repairs to remedy the situation.
Premises Liability Accidents
Besides slip and fall accidents, there are other ways in which you can get injured on someone else’s property. They include the following:
- Water leaks or flooding. Excess water can also make the ground slippery and cause someone to lose their footing and suffer serious injuries.
- Inadequate maintenance/defective conditions of the premises. When flooring is ripped up, steps are uneven, a balcony is falling apart, or some other issue in a property is in need of repair, and the owner fails to make the necessary repairs, it can cause serious injuries.
- Elevator and escalator accidents. When these mechanisms fail due to a lack of maintenance, and someone is injured, the property owner may be at fault.
- Dog bites. Dogs involve an unsafe condition, and therefore fall under premises liability. Dog bites can cause a variety of injuries, such as broken bones, facial trauma, scarring, disfigurement, and even death.
- Swimming pool accidents. Many accidents can happen in or around pools. Besides drowning, a person can be injured by diving boards and slides. Electrical defects and slips and falls can also occur.
- Amusement park accidents. Due to the fast motion of amusement park rides, many can cause head, neck, and back injuries. They can also cause strokes, brain injuries, aneurysms, and broken bones. Many riders have fallen off rides and even died.
- Assault and battery. When poor lighting or negligent security causes someone to get assaulted, the property owner can be held liable for this and other crimes that take place on the property. This is especially true if the property has a history of crime and does not warn guests or residents.
Contact a Bradenton Personal Injury Lawyer Today
There are many ways in which someone can get injured on another person’s property. If you are a victim, make sure you file a report and take the proper steps.
After you see the doctor, talk to the Bradenton premises liability attorney at the Cahall Law Firm. He’ll start working right away to build your case and get the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation by calling (941) 281-2019 or filling out the online form.