• Premises Liability – Steps to Take If You Have Been Injured On Another’s Property

    If you own or manage property, then you have a responsibility to keep it safe and hazard free so that both you and others who come to the property avoid injury or harm. When people fail to uphold this responsibility and someone is injured, then they can be held responsible for the injured person’s expenses, including their medical bills, their pain and suffering, any wages that they have lost, and more. This is known as premises liability, and it is the basis for filing a lawsuit if you have been injured on another’s property. The attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC have extensive experience in helping injured people get the compensation that they deserve when they are injured as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition that they encountered on somebody else’s property. Call us today to see how we can help.

    Most premises liability injuries are referred to as slip and fall injuries. Though they are not always the result of somebody falling, that is definitely the most common occurrence.  Slip and fall accidents are a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of a property owner or the person who they have made responsible for keeping their property safe. There are several common examples of slip and fall accidents. These include:

    • An accumulation of ice, snow or liquid on a sidewalk, driveway or floor
    • Changes in the level of flooring or a defect in a floor that causes a person to trip
    • Insufficient lighting that makes it difficult to see a walkway or stairwell
    • Hidden hazards such as debris that is left on the floor or a hidden hole in the ground
    • A broken step or railing on a stairway

    Other examples of premises liability accidents can include being struck on the head by an object that falls from up high, or exposure to a chemical that is present in the air. When a property owner fails to make sure that an environment is safe, they can be held responsible for harm that is suffered as a result. Property owners have even been found liable for injuries suffered to visitors to their premises as a result of not having provided sufficient levels of security.

    Slip and fall and other premises liability accidents can result in injuries ranging from bumps and bruises or emotional trauma to traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and even death. If you have been the victim of the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to damages including compensation for your medical bills and expenses, any lost wages that resulted from time away from work, compensation for any property of yours that was lost or damaged, and compensation for any pain or emotional damage you have suffered. The attorneys at the law firm of Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC have extensive experience in successfully representing victims of property negligence. Call us today to see how we can help.

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