Premises Liability

Landlords, businesses, and homeowners are responsible for keeping their property reasonably safe for visitors. If someone is injured on another’s property, the victim has rights and may be able to pursue a claim. The individual or party in control of the property has a duty to warn others of any hazards and must take the appropriate action to fix potentially dangerous issues. Common factors in premises liability cases are:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Negligent security
  • Broken stairway or sidewalks
  • Loose handrails
  • Construction hazards
  • Wet or icy walkways
  • Inadequate warning signs
  • Inadequate fencing
  • Inaccessible emergency exits
  • Dangerous playground equipment
  • Unlocked or unsupervised pools (including drowning)
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assaults
  • Unfilled holes
  • Falling merchandise in stores
  • Fires and explosions
  • Wet floors that cause slip and fall injuries

Some of these situations may seem minor, or even harmless. However, some of these instances have led to incredibly severe injuries; for example, victims have suffered from burn injuries, loss of limbs, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, just to name a few.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a premises liability situation, it is important to find out what the property owner did to protect his/her guests from harm. Since property owners have a responsibility to take of visitors, if he/she does not do so, the owner can be held liable if there is evidence to show negligence. As an injury victim, there are a few items you should try to collect, including:

  • Copies and photos taken at the accident, potentially showing the cause of injury
  • Contact information of all witnesses
  • A copy of an incident report, if one was filed
  • A copy of medical receipts and medical records for any type of medical care received after the accident

Allow our dedicated team at Sparks Law Group to assist you in organizing your premises liability case. Remember, if you take legal action you may be able to retain financial assistance to cover your medical bills, lost wages, emotional stress, pain and suffering, and other damages depending on the specifics of your situation.

The Sparks Law Group represents individuals that have become victims to negligent premises liability cases. Each premises liability situation is unique, including your detrimental injuries; at Sparks Law Group, we understand and can help you receive the fair compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are experienced in these types of cases and are ready to assist you.