Were you injured on someone’s property? If the owner is found guilty of negligence, they could be held liable for injuries that occurred on their property. However, just because you were injured on someone else’s property does not automatically make them liable. Negligence must be proved and that can be sometimes easier said than done.
There are several elements that must be proven before an owner or landlord is found liable:
– At the time of the injury, you were lawfully on the property or the owner knew that you were trespassing.
– The property owner was negligent about the condition that caused you injury. Which means that either they knew about it and failed to fix the issue or they should have reasonably known about the issue.
– The act of negligence as the direct cause of your injury.
If all of the above can be proven, you can file a claim for compensation. A premises injury lawyer from Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., will help you fight for the financial compensation that you deserve. We have more than 75 years of aggregate experience that we can put to work for you.
The most common premises injury is where the injured party slipped on something and fell down. Those types of accidents can be minor, only resulting in some bruising, but they can also be significant and cause lots of damage leaving the victim with broken bones and spinal cord injuries. But slip and fall accidents are not the only accidents which can be qualified under the premises liability law.
Other examples are:
– When walking down a public sidewalk, you trip over an unmaintained piece of concrete.
– You suffer an injury at an amusement park when a ride isn’t properly maintained.
– Unsupervised swimming pools
– Poorly built or maintained stairs
– Lack of security.
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property because of their negligence, you deserve to have your case reviewed by a professional premises injury lawyer. We here at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., have handled countless cases and have successfully recovered over $200 million dollars for our clients. We will aggressively fight for your right to be compensated for your injuries and suffering, especially when it’s caused by someone else’s neglect.