What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability cases are when someone is injured on another person’s property due to the property owner’s negligence. These cases usually involve a tripping hazard or a substance on the ground that causes someone to slip and fall.
What We Must Prove to Win
If the property owner is a business that invited the public onto the property, then to prevail in a premises liability case against the business, we must prove that there was a dangerous condition that the business knew of or should have known of that caused you to fall. In addition, we must be able to show that the dangerous condition was not “open and obvious.”
How We Handle Premises Liability Cases
The first step is gathering evidence of the dangerous condition. For example, if stairs were in a dangerous condition, we want to take measurements and photos. If you slipped on something, we want to gather information about the substance and contact witnesses. In addition, we send the business a spoliation letter, which requires them to preserve any evidence such as surveillance video footage.
Once we gather the evidence and you complete medical treatment, we try to negotiate with the insurance company. If they refuse to accept liability, we then pursue the case in court if we believe there is sufficient evidence to win the case.
Let Us Handle Your Premises Liability Case
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, please reach out for a free consultation.