Premises liability claims generally require proof that the owner/manager knew of the defect in the premises that caused the injury. That proof comes through investigation and discovery of the case by a competent injury attorney.
Premises liability is another area of the law that produces many tort claims. A person who is lawfully on someone else’s premises and who is injured as a result of some negligence of that property owner may have a basis for a claim against that property owner. The duty or standard of care to which the property owner is held may depend on the status of the injured person. The different statuses that may apply are that of invitee, licensee or trespasser.
Location of Premises Liability Injury Claims
Premises liability claims may arise from a variety of locations:
- Parking lots
- Sports stadiums
- Shopping centers
- Bars and restaurants
- Apartment complexes
- Grocery stores
Business owners owe a legal duty to customers and others lawfully on their premises to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a property owner, contact us.
Things You Should Do When You’ve Been Injured
As is true with any type of injury, it is necessary that there be prompt and thorough investigation. In regards to injury claims resulting on premises owned by a third party, that is especially important. These steps may be warranted:
- Prompt examination by safety engineers and other specialists may be necessary
- Interview of pertinent witnesses is critical
- Photographs should be taken of the unsafe condition and its surrounding area as soon as possible
Brien Roche has 35 years of experience representing the litigation needs of his Fairfax area and Washington D.C. area clients.