Most Common Premises Liability Accidents
When considering different types of personal injury cases, some of the most common are premises liability accidents. A premises liability case typically involves a plaintiff seeking damages for a personal injury they sustained due to someone (or some group or entity) failing to maintain a safe, hazard-free property.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents:
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Hotel Accidents
- Construction Site Negligence
- Parking Lot Accidents
Example of a Slip and Fall Accident Claim:
In a slip and fall accident, someone slips or trips or is otherwise caused to fall while on someone else’s property and sustains an injury due to the fall. Victims of slip and fall accidents often have grounds for a personal injury claim if there is some sign of negligence. For instance, if a grocery store employee mops the floor, but fails to post signs or otherwise notify customers to be careful of the wet floor, a shopper may slip on the slippery floor and sustain an injury. The injured party in this situation could file a personal injury claim citing that the wet floor was not marked.
Example of a Dog Bite Premises Liability Claim:
In a dog bite claim, it’s important to remember that while people tend to think of dogs as pets or companions, the law regards them as part of an individual’s property. As such, a dog that attacks or bites someone else can be regarded as hazardous property. That means that if someone’s dog bites you, you may have grounds for a premises liability accident claim.
Example of a Hotel Accident Premises Liability Claim:
During a hotel stay, a certain level of safety and comfort is expected. When the hotel management fosters an unsafe environment, it can result in injury. A hotel could be seen as fostering an unsafe environment for its guests for any number of reasons, including failing to repair broken locks, leaving hazardous materials out in public areas or hallways, overlooking obstacles in common paths, etc. When an injury is caused by actions seen as the hotel fostering an unsafe environment, the injured party may have the legal right to seek compensation through a premises liability claim.
Example of a Construction Site Negligence Claim:
Any construction site or roadwork area should be marked appropriately so pedestrians and drivers, etc. are warned. When workers fail to block off construction zones adequately, and injuries occur, the injured party may be legally entitled to compensation from the property owners or the construction company through a premises liability claim.
Example of a Parking Lot Accident Claim:
Similarly, parties injured in a commercial parking lot may have the right to seek compensation for an injury under premises liability. For instance, if you are in a commercial parking lot, and poor lighting causes you to trip, fall, and sustain an injury, or if you are assaulted while in the parking lot, the court may hold the owner of the property liable for any injuries.
If you need help recovering damages after a premises liability accident, you can turn to Hudson Law Firm for experienced and knowledgeable Carrollton personal injury attorneys. We put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.