Premises liability law governs your safety when you are on someone else’s property. Owners and managers of property are responsible for maintaining their property to protect you from accidents, injuries or criminal activity while you are there.
Premises liability law is designed to protect people from harm and to help them pay for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other related expenses.
Common Types of Premises Liability Injuries include:
- Falling objects
- A broken walkway
- Improper signage
- Debris, ice, oil, etc. on a walkway
- Slip and fall on the premises, parking lot, sidewalk, etc.
- Amusement Park Rides
Inadequate building security and swimming pool accidents are also common types of premises accidents.
Inadequate Building Security – Owners of those buildings have a duty to act reasonably in securing access to the buildings. If someone breaks in (or simply walks in through an unlocked door) and assaults or kills someone inside the building, that person may have a premises liability case against the building owner.
Swimming Pool Accidents – These occur when children or adults are harmed in an unsupervised and unsecured pool. For this reason, most states and municipalities have laws and ordinances requiring that swimming pools have a fence around them, often with a locking gate. If someone leaves their pool open and unguarded, that person may be liable.
You should feel safe on someone else’s property and not that you are going to be harmed.
That’s why the Winston-Salem injury attorneys and staff of Daggett Shuler are here to help. After an accident you need an experienced personal injury law firm to help protect your rights. We make it our goal to help you recover your health after suffering a serious injury. The legal professionals at Daggett Shuler want to help you get your life back on track.
At Daggett Shuler, you can depend on us.