Premises Injuries

Property owners and managers are required to take certain precautions to ensure that their property is safe. No matter whether the property is a home, store or an office, steps must be taken to provide basic safety for people who may enter the premises.

Improper maintenance of the land and any buildings on the property can cause devastating personal injuries. If the owner of the property is deemed negligent, they may be held liable for damages that injured parties sustain. Martin & Lerda are experienced attorneys for premise injury cases.

Common Causes of Premises Injuries

Premises injuries can be caused by:

  • Poor quality building materialsPremise Injury Attorney
  • Building code violations
  • Water, snow or ice left on walkways
  • Poor construction
  • Defective wiring
  • Assault
  • Animal attacks
  • Defective machinery
  • Accidental drowning
  • Gas explosions
  • Fire

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of premises injuries. These accidents occur when the ground is uneven or slippery. Obstructions in the pathway may also cause a slip and fall accident.

Premises Injuries

Premises liability injuries can be significant and have a long-term or permanent effect on your life. Common injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Electrical chocks
  • Neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Proving Negligence

In order to recover damages for your injuries, you must be able to prove:

  1. The injury occurred because of a dangerous condition on the property.
  2. The property owner or manager should have known about the dangerous condition but neglected to remedy the problem.
  3. Your injuries were a direct result of the dangerous condition.

Proving that you were injured and that your injuries were a direct result of the dangerous condition can be a challenge. An experienced premises injury lawyer like the attorneys at Martin & Lerda can help you prove this with medical records, photos, police reports and witness testimony.

In addition, an experienced premises injury lawyer will take a closer look at why you were on the property, whether or not the accident could have been foreseen, and whether or not the owner of the property took reasonable measures to prevent injuries or warn visitors of the dangerous condition.

One of the most important factors to consider is your reason for being on the property. If you were considered a trespasser, the owner of the property may not have a duty to protect you.

A lawyer can help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim and advise you of your rights. Due to the complexity of premises injuries, it is essential that you choose lawyer who has experience with similar cases.  If you’re in such circumstances, give us a call and set up a free consultation about your injuries.  Without legal advice, you may miss out on a fair and just recovery!