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Premises Liability Lawsuits

Suing for premises liability issues is a no-brainer if you feel you were injured because a property owner didn't do the right thing.

Premises liability lawsuits are based on the legal concept that property owners are responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property.

For example, if you slip and fall on a public sidewalk, are robbed in a public parking lot that has inadequate security, are hit by falling ice from a building or suffer an injury on an amusement park ride, you can file a premises liability lawsuit.

Not only property owners can be held responsible. Property occupiers can be held responsible as well. In other words, even an apartment tenant might be liable in some cases for an accident that occurs in his or her property.

The legal rules and principles on premise liability vary from state to state. For example, in many states it's very important whether the injured visitor is an invitee, social guest, licensee, or trespasser.

Other states might give more weight to the condition of the property and how the owner and the visitor acted prior to and during the injury incident. For example, if a grocery shopper slips in a grocery store after an aisle has been mopped, it might become very important as to whether there was a Wet Floor safety sign or a cone to indicate that there was some danger.

Another factor that is considered is whether the injured party was negligent. When suing for premises liability issues, defense lawyers will often make the case that you were negligent and took an unnecessary risk.

If you are the victim of a premises liability injury, talk to a premises liability attorney. A good person injury attorney that specializes in premises liability lawsuits will ensure that you receive any compensation that is due to you.

You can find a good premises liability lawyer in our Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers.

 

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