What Is Premises Liability?
Premises Liability is a personal injury-related concept wherein a property owner is at fault for an injury that occurred due to a defective or unsafe condition on the property. In premises liability cases, the injured person must prove that the property owner knew about the unsafe conditions and did not take necessary steps to prevent injury.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to prove negligence, so retaining a Denver premises liability lawyer from our team at Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. is important in determining the outcome of your case.
Types of conditions that apply to premises liability cases include:
- Inadequate maintenance of the premises
- Inadequate building security resulting in assault or injury
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Slip and fall cases
- Toxic fumes or chemicals on premises
- Defective conditions on premises
- Inadequate lighting
- Uneven staircases or walkways
- Dog bites
We understand how frustrating it can be to face medical bills, time off work and pain and suffering caused by someone else acting irresponsibly. We can help you build a premises liability case so you don’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. Don’t let a property owner get away with being careless, contact our team to discuss your case.
Who Can File a Premises Liability Case?
There are three statuses for people who may be able to file a premises liability case regarding injury on a property, they are:
- The Invitee: A person who has the property owner’s express or implied permission to be there, including friends, relatives, or neighbors. A property owner owes invitees reasonable care in maintaining the property.
- The Licensee: A person who has the property owner’s permission to be on the property but who is there for his or her own purposes, such as a delivery person or salesman. If the person is asked to leave and does not, they become a trespasser. A property owner owes licensees a fair warning of concealed dangers of which the licensee is not aware.
- The Trespasser: A person who unlawfully enters or remains on another’s property. A property owner does not owe a trespasser other than willfully harming the trespasser.
Let Our Denver Personal Injury Attorneys Handle Your Case
If you are suffering from an injury due to unsafe or defective conditions that were the result of negligence, you may have a premises liability case. Our Denver personal injury attorneys can help you determine the best course of action to pursue a settlement to cover your medical expenses due to your injury. You should not have to pay for some else’s carelessness. Let our team help relieve the stress of the financial and legal burden from your injury so you can focus on feeling better.
If you ‘ve been injured at the fault of a negligent property owner, we can help. Contact us today at (303) 732-5048.