What should I know about premises liability?
When you are injured on property that is owned by another person, whether it is private or public property, there is always someone who can be held liable. In order to bring a successful personal injury lawsuit, you will need to determine who the responsible party is. Homeowners and the owners of any other type of property are responsible for maintaining that property in a safe condition. If you can prove that the property owner should have reasonably known about the condition that caused you to be injured, you will have a much easier time bringing a successful case against them.
If you are injured on someone’s property, you should try to take pictures of the conditions that caused you to become injured, if at all possible. This makes it much easier for you to prove that there were existing unsafe conditions and the property owner was neglectful when you bring your lawsuit against them. This is especially important on properties such as when you are injured in a store or on an icy sidewalk that is owned by a municipality. Weather conditions change rapidly and if there is a spill in a store, it is quickly cleaned up. You should notify authorities or any available store management of your injuries immediately so they are aware of the conditions that existed to cause the accident. In addition, when you are injured on someone else’s property or in any other accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Every injury case is unique and fact-specific. If you were injured on someone else’s property, you can turn to Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., with confidence. Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.