Negligence plays a key role in any premises liability claim. Injuries sustained on another person’s property are not reason enough for a premises liability claim or compensation. There are a few different circumstances that must be shown in order to prove that a property owner’s negligence caused your injuries. First, your injuries must result from an unreasonable risk, condition, or element that caused you to trip, slip, or fall.
Also, you must show that the property owner knew or should have known about the unreasonable risk, and that they either failed to warn you or failed to correct the risk.
Generally, if the property owner is negligent, then they should be held liable for any injuries you sustained on their property. The concept of negligence is made more difficult when other factors are involved, like contributory negligence and comparative negligence.
Our experienced premises liability lawyers will help you determine who is liable for your injuries and what statutes of limitations or other regulations you should follow.