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What makes a premises liability claim valid?

On Behalf of | May 25, 2022 | Personal Injury

If a dangerous situation on another person’s property led to your injuries, you ought to get some form of compensation. Every property owner is legally responsible for ensuring that guests who visit the premises are reasonably safe from harm.

However, like all other personal injury cases, there are crucial aspects that have to be proven in a premises liability claim. They may determine whether or not you have a case against the other party.

Elements of a personal injury claim

When proving a premises liability case, here are some important considerations:

  1. That you were legally on their premises at the time of the accident. Your premise liability claim might be dismissed if you were trespassing or were not supposed to be there.
  2. The other party owed you a duty of care because they own or control the premises.
  3. They were negligent and did not take reasonable steps to ensure your safety.
  4. You were injured due to their negligence and suffered damages from your injuries. The damages can include medical bills, lost wages or emotional pain and suffering.

Witness testimony, photos and video surveillance footage could show the circumstances that led to the accident and support your claim. Medical records could also show the extent of the injuries you suffered from the accident, which can help you obtain the compensation you are fairly due.

Have you been injured on another person’s property?

If you or a loved one has a premises liability case, understanding what needs to be done will ensure a smooth claims process. It will also help you get enough compensation to cover the damages sustained in an accident.