When The Property Owner Fails Their Visitors
Accidents can occur anywhere at any time. The places or businesses you visit should be safe, but that isn’t always the case.
Landlords and property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe and warn visitors about potentially dangerous situations.
Unfortunately, many landlords and property owners do not uphold this responsibility. This can result in you or someone you know suffering serious bodily injury or death.
If this has happened to you, you have a right to seek compensation to cover your medical expenses and other damages. The Little Rock premises liability attorneys at the Minton Law Firm will use their years of experience defending personal injury victims to fight for you.
Our strategy is well thought out, aggressive, and effective, and it is backed by attorney Justin Minton’s previous experience as an insurance adjustor.
Please call us today at 501-794-0001 for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable injury lawyers.
Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
Property owners, landlords, and other parties may be held responsible for injuries that resulted from dangerous conditions on their properties. But proving the existence of dangerous conditions is not enough. A successful premises liability case must also establish:
- The property owner or management is liable for the unsafe conditions
- The property owner or management knew or should reasonably have known about the unsafe conditions
- The property owner or management failed to correct or warn of the problem in a reasonable time
Before filing a premises liability claim, it’s important for injury victims to consider whether their own carelessness may have played a role in the accident.
For example, if you suffered a slip-and-fall accident on a slippery surface that was clearly marked with warning signs, you likely don’t have a viable claim.
Factors in Premises Liability Claims
There are countless circumstances that can cause unsafe premises and lead to injuries. Common factors in premises liability injury cases include but are not limited to:
- Wet, icy or otherwise slippery surfaces
- Inadequate lighting
- Inaccessible emergency exits
- Obstructed or poorly maintained walkways
- Defective stairs or handrails
- Construction hazards
- Broken playground equipment
- Dog bites
- Insufficient security
Accidents related to premises liability issues can occur in a likewise broad array of settings, from retail stores to construction sites to government buildings to rental properties to private residences.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer
If you suffered an injury that may be due another’s negligence in maintaining safe premises, it’s important to contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
A premises liability lawyer can ensure that you receive proper medical attention and that evidence to support your case is preserved.
The Little Rock premises liability attorneys at the Minton Law Firm represent victims from across Arkansas who sustained injuries due to the negligence of property owners and landlords.