Owings Mills Premises Liability Lawyer
When we go onto someone else’s property, we expect a certain degree of safety. That’s why property owners have a duty to guests to keep their property safe. This is called premises liability. If the property is determined to be unsafe and a person is injured, this can lead to a lawsuit.
Premises liability cases can happen on public or private property, but most cases involve commercial properties, such as stores, gas stations, and restaurants. In any case, property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for invitees and licensees, which are friends, family members, guests, and anyone performing work on the property.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, seek legal help from the Owings Mills premises liability lawyers at Furman | Honick Law. We’ll assess your case and determine liability.
Types of Premises Liability
Premises liability can happen in various ways. Some common cases include:
- Slips and falls
- Icy sidewalks
- Dog bites
- Rape, assault, and other crimes
- Drownings and other swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Hotel accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Inadequate maintenance
- Inadequate security
- Poor lighting
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Water leaks
- Toxic chemicals
- Lead paint
A premises liability case can happen at someone else’s home as well as public environment such as:
- Grocery store
- Retail store
- Parking lot
- Beauty salon
- Swimming pool
- Apartment complex
- Nursing home
Proving a Premises Liability Claim
If you were injured due to someone else’s property due to negligence, here’s what you need to prove:
- There was a dangerous condition on the property.
- The property owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition but did not remedy the situation.
- You were injured due to the dangerous condition.
- You suffered damages due to the injury.
Damages include monetary losses such as medical bills and lost wages. To prove these losses, you will need evidence. Any video surveillance of the accident scene will be helpful, as well as any photos or witness accounts. Medical records and bills will help you get compensation for medical expenses. Keep your pay stubs so you can seek compensation for lost wages. Also, hold onto receipts and invoices for any other accident-related expenses.
You may also be able to claim emotional injuries such as pain and suffering, anxiety, stress, and depression. Contact a lawyer to file a claim .
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
An accident on someone else’s property is nothing to laugh about. A slip and fall or other type of accident can lead to long-term injuries. In severe cases, the injuries are permanent or even fatal.
If you have been affected, don’t suffer in silence. Seek legal help from the experienced team at Furman | Honick Law. We understand that these cases can be complex, so let us help you get full and fair compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation with our Owings Mills premises liability lawyers by filling out the online form or calling (410) 844-6000.