Premises liability cases are a subcategory of personal injury cases. These types of cases can include any type of accident or incident that happens on either public or private property, resulting from negligence or an intentional act and that causes injury or harm. Some common types of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and falls
- Amusement park ride accidents
- Dog attacks and bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Inadequate or improper maintenance of premises such as an apartment or hotel
- Defective conditions such as broken stairs or stair rails
Victims of premises liability accidents may be eligible to recover monetary compensation for their injuries and other losses. Economic damages that are routinely awarded in premises liability cases include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Property damage
Non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and/or trauma
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
The amount of compensation that you could receive is dependent on the type and severity of the injuries you sustained and the degree of negligence that was involved.
One of the most important steps in these types of cases is determining liability. In order for your claim to be successful and to get fair and adequate compensation, you must prove negligence and liability on the part of the party or parties who were negligent or whose failure to act reasonably or safely created a hazardous situation.
Should you hire a lawyer?
Premises liability cases are often complex and can vary greatly in their scope and nature which makes it hard to determine how much a premises liability case is worth. In order to successfully prove liability, you need an attorney that specializes in personal injury law with a specific emphasis on premises liability law and experience litigating premise liability cases.
What are the benefits to hiring an attorney to handle your premises liability case? An experienced premises liability attorney can:
- Investigate your accident and collect the necessary evidence to prove liability
- Determine the party or parties liable for your injuries
- Determine the value of your claim
- Enter into negotiations with insurance companies
- File a lawsuit if an insurance company refuses to come to the negotiating table with reasonable and fair offers of compensation
The good news is that most premises liability cases are resolved through negotiated settlements before going to trial.
Navigating the premise liability claim process can be challenging, and any mistakes could be costly and threaten the success of your case. Robert F. Brennan, APC, premises liability case attorney, has been practicing law since 1987 and has tried or settled several large personal injury cases, many of which resulted in settlements of over $1 Million.
If you have been involved in a premises liability accident or incident and have suffered serious personal injury, contact the Law Offices of Robert F. Brennan to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.