Common Premises Liability Injuries: What You Can Do If You Have Been Hurt on Another’s Property

If you are hurt while on another person’s property, your first priority should always be attending to your needs and getting well — the issue of blame or who is at fault is rarely the first thing that you think of. But after the dust has settled and the injured person or their loved ones are able to sit back and think about what happened, many people come to the realization that the accident was a result of somebody else’s negligence. Perhaps it is a matter of a sidewalk not being properly shoveled, or a loose carpet not having been tacked down, or maybe an employee has left debris in a walkway and you have tripped over it. No matter what the circumstances, it is important that you know what your rights are and have a clear understanding of what you can do if you have been hurt on another’s property. The attorneys at Wallace Law have extensive experience in premises liability law, and can help you make sure that you are fully protected and get the compensation that you deserve.

Premises liability injuries can happen in a number of ways, and can range from relatively minor injuries such as bruises and scrapes to catastrophic injuries that leave victims disfigured or permanently disabled. In some cases, a premises liability injury can even lead to death. There are some common premises liability injuries, and these include

  • Broken bones
  • Bruises scrapes and lacerations
  • Brain injury as a result of an injury to the head
  • Spinal cord injuries that result in partial or full paralysis
  • Burn injuries as a result of exposure to chemicals, electricity, heat or open flame

Though there are a number of different types of premises liability injuries, including animal attacks, fire, assaults and accidental drowning, the most common involve slip and fall accidents that are a result of negligent maintenance of the property. Examples of these can include uneven sidewalks, floors that have been left wet and slippery, or that are scattered with debris over which a person can trip, snow or ice that has not been removed, or holes in flooring.

Not every accident that occurs on another person’s property is a result of negligence. In order for a property owner to be found liable for an accident that occurred on their property, it needs to be proven that they failed to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance and upkeep of their property, and that their failure to do so led to the accident. In order to prove this, you need an experienced personal injury attorney.  The lawyers at Wallace Law are highly respected premises liability attorneys who will meet with you and carefully assess your situation. We will ask all the right questions and provide you with the information you need about your rights and whether filing a premises liability lawsuit is in your best interest. Call us today to set up a free consultation.