If you fall and injure yourself at the grocery store, trip in the parking lot of the mall, or take a tumble in a restaurant, you may have a premises liability lawsuit against the owners of the property.
For premises liability cases, it must be proven that you suffered serious injury and that the cause of the accident was due to a dangerous or hazardous condition. Further, it must be proven that the owner of the property knew, or should have known, of the conditions and failed to act. This is where a personal injury lawyer comes into play.
The owner of a property is legally obligated to keep it reasonably safe for users.
The circumstances that surround an injury that occurs on a property owner’s premises need to be carefully evaluated to determine who is or is not responsible, and whether or not the hazard was or was not reasonably safe.
It is vital that you file a customer incident report immediately after the fall where you sustained an injury.
It is imperative that in addition to obtaining names and contact information of any witnesses, you request copies of the report and contact information for the owner of the premises. It is also important to contact a lawyer to ensure that important evidence is preserved.
We will listen to your recounting of events and investigate to document the hazard, demonstrate the negligence, identify the liable party, and hold them accountable for their actions (or non-actions). We work hard in determining whether your case has legal merit and will present to you your legal options.