Types of Premises Liability Lawyers

Types of Premises Liability Lawyers

Property owners, managers, and sometimes the organizations that employ them have a legal obligation to ensure visitors to their properties are not putting themselves at risk. When this duty is neglected, though, injuries can occur.

This might be as straightforward as slipping in a puddle of spilled water at a restaurant or as complicated as being exposed to dangerous materials or conditions in a workplace, but regardless of the cause of an injury, you may need a premises liability lawyer to help you navigate the legal complexities surrounding your case.

The experienced premises liability attorneys at Nix Patterson understand how complicated these cases can get, and will do everything they can to take care of the legal details so you can focus on your recovery. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of claims we encounter. 

Common Types of Premises Liability Claims

Premises injuries are some of the most common types of injuries that occur due to the negligence of a property owner. These injuries can occur in any kind of property, such as a home, office, store, restaurant, or any other public or private property.

Common causes of premises injuries are slip and fall accidents, inadequate security, hazardous conditions, and animal attacks. The following are some of the most common types of premises injuries.

  • Slip and Fall Accidents. These accidents can occur due to slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, or objects left in walkways. Property owners are legally required to keep their premises in a safe condition for visitors and patrons, so if someone slips and falls on their property, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries.
  • Inadequate Security Issues. This could include insufficient lighting, poor security systems, or failure to have security personnel on-site. Property owners are legally responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for visitors and patrons. When they fail to do so and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable.
  • Hazardous Conditions. This could include exposed wiring, crumbling walls, falling ceilings, or any other type of dangerous condition that can lead to injury. Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises free of hazards, and they can be held liable if someone is injured due to their negligence.
  • Animal Attacks. Property owners are legally responsible for making sure that any animals on their property, including pets, are properly contained or supervised. If a patron or visitor is injured due to an animal attack, the property owner may be held liable.

If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of a property owner, it is important to contact an experienced premises liability attorney to discuss your legal options.

Common Types of Liability Claims from Premises Injuries

Legally speaking, negligence is the failure of a person or entity to provide the level of care reasonably expected of them under certain conditions and circumstances. In many premises liability cases, the negligent party is typically a landowner or property manager.

Some common types of premises liability cases stem from:

  • Roof collapse
  • Slip and fall
  • Elevator accident
  • Fires and building codes violations
  • Negligent security
  • Pool accidents
  • Supermarket accidents
  • Dog or animal attacks
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Stairway accidents

If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, call the experienced premises liability lawyers at Nix Patterson for a free consultation.

Common Places Premises Injuries Occur

Premises injuries are any type of injury that occurs on another person’s property. These injuries can range from minor scrapes to serious medical injuries and, in some cases, even death. Although premises injuries can occur anywhere, there are certain common places where they occur more frequently than others.

  • Retail establishments. Many stores have a variety of hazards that can cause harm to customers, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or unsecured merchandise. Slip and fall accidents are a common type of premises injury that can occur in retail stores, and they can result in severe medical injuries.
  • The workplace. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that the workplace environment is safe and free from hazards. However, many employers fail to do so, resulting in accidents that lead to premises injuries. Common workplace accidents include falls from ladders and scaffolding, as well as injuries from malfunctioning machinery.
  • Public spaces. Places like parks, playgrounds, sidewalks, and public transportation can be dangerous for those who use them due to the presence of hazards. For example, sidewalks can be cracked and uneven, and playgrounds can have rusty or broken equipment. These types of hazards can lead to serious injuries.
  • Residential settings. Homeowners have a responsibility to ensure their homes are safe, but many fail to do so. Common residential premises injuries include slips and falls due to wet surfaces or injuries caused by broken or malfunctioning safety features, such as broken stair railings or ungated pools, as well as animal bites.

No matter where they occur, premises injuries can result in significant financial and emotional losses. If you or a loved one have suffered a premises injury, it is important to seek legal advice to determine who is responsible for the injury and to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Speak to a Lawyer First

If you have suffered a serious accident and injury, you should never speak to anyone, including the property owner, the management company, a representative of the company, or insurance adjuster, until you’ve talked to an experienced premises injury lawyer.

The negligent business may appear sympathetic to your circumstances, but their focus is often not on your recovery, but on the company’s interests and bottom line. Do keep that in mind.

Regardless of what occurred during the accident, the company may ask questions or make suggestions that the accident was not as bad as it appears or that you were at fault. For this reason, it is imperative to discuss your accident with professionals who understand premises accidents and how compensation claims are handled.

Contact Nix Patterson for Your Free Case Review

If you’ve been involved in an accident on someone’s premises that caused injuries and need help in recovering compensation for your pain and suffering, call Nix Patterson for a free case examination and explanation of your rights.

We only collect fees if we can recover compensation for your claim, so there is no risk to you in protecting your rights and retaining legal representation from our team of experienced accident attorneys.

Get started now by calling 512-328-5333 today or contact us online to schedule your free evaluation with an experienced attorney.


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