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Understanding Premises Liability Claims

Understanding Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability is not a legal subject a person typically studies until they are in a situation requiring them to take legal action for themselves or a loved one. Premises liability refers to an owner or property manager’s liability for injuries that take place on their location.

The concept behind a premises liability case is that an injured individual is claiming that a property owner is responsible for the injuries that he or she suffered as a result of being on the property in question. If a property owner is aware that there is a potential danger to visitors and a party suffers an injury as a result, the property owner can be held legally and financially responsible.

An individual is said to possess a property when he or she

  • Occupies the property for the purpose of controlling it
  • Is entitled to presently occupy the property

When determining who the owner of a property is, it can be helpful to involve an experienced attorney who has handled countless cases of this nature in the past.

Pursuing Damages from a Property Owner or Manager

If you or a loved one has suffered injury on another person’s property, you will be classified as either an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser. Your status will change the situation and the type of damages you can pursue.

  • Invitees – Individuals who have received express or implied invitation to enter a person’s property.
  • Licensees – Those who have received an express or implied invitation from the person who controls the property to enter the property.
  • Trespassers – A party who enters the property without any express or implied invitation

Why Should You Pursue a Premises Liability Claim?

The personal consequences of a serious injury can be very damaging to the victim and his or her loved ones. Along with the pain, there are also monetary damages suffered. By filing a premises liability claim after suffering injuries on another’s property, you are able to increase your ability of receiving financial assistance. Additionally, a property owner should be held legally responsible for the damages they have caused. A premises liability claim helps you not have to bear the burden of the costs on your own.

For legal assistance or further information on your premises liability case, contact us today!

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