Premises Liability Injuries
At Bingham Law, we don’t think anyone should be able to neglect their land or their home and place their guests in dangerous situations. When it comes right down to it, you have the right to expect owners to reasonably maintain their properties in order to avoid or minimize the chance for injury while on their premises. When they fail to do so, you might have the grounds for a premises liability case against them. This will allow you to attempt to recover your damages and be compensated for the pain you’ve experienced.
There are a number of different situations that can lead to personal injury claims in premises liability cases. These include injuries resulting from things like falls, animal attacks, and improperly placed electrical equipment such as low hanging electrical power lines.
Let’s take a look at the different kinds of premises liability cases, and how the lawyers at Bingham Law can help you achieve the compensation you deserve.
Slips and falls are perhaps one of the most common forms of premises liability issues that we come across. This kind of case happens when someone trips or slips on someone else’s property and sustains serious injuries. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, including things like torn carpet, uneven flooring, broken stairs, or wet floors. Perhaps a bit more broadly, however, personal injuries sustained on someone else’s property might be considered a valid premises liability claim if the injuries in question were caused by poor lighting, cracked sidewalks, or the failure to properly maintain property during perilous weather. Ice and snow, for example, dictate that property owners spend time ensuring that their properties are properly salted, shoveled, and otherwise kept in order to ensure that guests or workers on the property are not placed in undue harm.
If you think you might have a premises liability case against someone for a fall or trip you sustained, it’s important to speak with an attorney as quickly as possible so that you can start working towards obtaining the compensation you need in order to move on with your life.
Premises liability claims can also be filed in the case of animal attack. This includes pets like dogs, for example, and can cover bites as well as non-bite injuries. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that their animals are either properly trained and able to be around guests or workers who might find their way onto the property (mail carriers, for example), or to restrain them in order to ensure the safety of the aforementioned individuals. If they fail to take either of those precautions, then their actions can be considered negligent in the case of an animal attack. While this is especially true of young children, the age of the victim does not tend to heavily affect the success of the claim.
If you’ve been injured by an animal while on someone else’s property, it’s time to contact a lawyer and see how you can go about acquiring compensation for the injuries and other damages you’ve incurred.
Improperly Placed Electrical Equipment
Another type of premises liability claim pertains to electricity. While it might not seem like a common issue, many people find themselves injured as a result of low hanging power lines or faulty electrical equipment every year. Always remember that electrical lines have height mandates, and these are dependent upon their voltage. Electric companies and property owners have a responsibility to ensure that any electrical lines or other electrical equipment is properly installed and maintained.
When electricity is involved, the stakes are even higher in the realm of personal injury cases because the potential harm caused to the victim can be astronomical. In this situation, it’s important to take the time to assess your options before acting. The best thing you can do is speak with an experienced attorney who understands how to best represent you in order to maximize your net recovery.
Don’t wait when it comes to personal injuries and premises liability cases. The longer you wait, the more expensive the case will become. Even if you’re not sure whether or not the property owner in question was negligent, it’s always a good idea to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you explore your options and map out a plan of action.
At Bingham Law, we’re passionate about standing up for our clients and fighting to ensure they receive the compensation they need and deserve. We can help you collect your recovery and move on with your life – financially and physically.
Contact us today for a consultation, and learn about your rights as a victim on someone else’s property.