Common Types of Premises Liability
Premises liability arises in personal injury cases involving injured persons who were hurt as a result of an unsafe condition on someone else’s property. These unsafe conditions usually occur as a result of an owner’s negligence or failure to create safe conditions.
Property owners can be held liable when someone is injured on their property for any of the following reasons:
- Dog bites
- Fires and floods
- Toxic chemicals or gases
- Inadequate security
- Deficient property conditions and maintenance
- Faulty elevators, escalators, stairs, and other manmade walkways
- Slipping and falling
A Closer Look at Negligence & Inadequate Security Claims
When inadequate security and/or safety standards lead to another person’s harm, property owners may be held liable for the injuries that result. For instance, a case can be made for negligence when someone is assaulted, robbed, or experiences other bodily harm that could have been prevented had appropriate security measures been implemented by the property owner. Cases of injury that result from inattention to safety measures, poor maintenance, or other forms of negligence often occur in public places such as:
- Grocery or department stores
- Amusement parks
- Public recreational facilities such as swimming pools, community centers, etc.
Whether you were invited, trespassing, or licensed to enter the property, you may be able to make a successful premises liability case and receive fair compensation to cover suffering, damages, lost wages, and other negative, life-altering consequences of a serious injury.
To get started building your case, connect with our Dallas personal injury attorneys at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP by calling (214) 301-5007, or send us your information today.