Premises Liability

Premises LiabilityPremises Liability

Some properties and businesses are dangerous, containing hidden or unexpected dangers that expose guests and customers to unnecessary and unacceptable safety hazards.  Some places become dangerous because of conditions, such as rain, sleet, snow, or ice.  Some places are dangerous because they were poorly maintained, or contain structural defects.  And other properties are dangerous because of the types of individuals they attract and the safety risks they expose people to because of their negligent maintenance, design, or lack of security features.  If you have been injured because of a dangerous condition at a business or location, contact the Ellis Law Group, PLLC and start the process of getting compensation for your injuries.   Whether it is a slip and fall, trip and fall, or other type of accident, we have the experience and knowledge to handle your claim and provide you with the representation that you deserve.

Understanding Your Claim and Your Rights

Under the law, property owners and occupants have certain obligations to visitors to the property.  What rights and obligations depend upon whether you are an invited or expected guest, customer, or unexpected or unknown guest.  For example, property owners have a duty to correct hazards that are known to the owner, but also to investigate and identify potential safety hazards and risks and remedy them to the extent they know that people will be visiting the property.  You need a lawyer to help you understand what your rights may be and navigate this complex area of the law.

Types of Claims

Premises liability claims can occur in a variety of situations, including:
  • Staircase and Elevator accidents and injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries on properties due to liquids, ice or other hazards
  • Insufficient Security and intentional torts
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrocution and Electrical Injuries
  • Negligent construction and maintenance, leading to worn out materials
  • Property fires due to negligent fire safety systems
  • Construction injuries based on negligently maintained construction sites
  • Playground injuries based on negligently designed parks and playgrounds
  • Sidewalk injuries
  • Rental property injuries due to negligently maintained rental properties
  • Falling items from buildings or construction sites, such as bricks or other items
  • Pool drownings or negligently monitored and maintained water hazards
  • Structural property defects
  • Biohazards and chemical contaminants
  • Amusement Park Accidents
  • Hotel, Resort and Travel Accidents
  • Fires and explosions

Who Are The Defendants

Many different entities may be subject to a premises liability claim, depending upon their involvement and affiliation with the property, including:
  • Property owners
  • Property lessors
  • Entities and individuals responsible for the maintenance of the property
  • Security businesses responsible for property security
  • Product manufacturers, distributors and installers who were responsible for the biohazard or chemical contaminant that is located on the property
Each of these defendants is likely going to have both insurance available to compensate you for your injuries, and also a lawyer.  And given the number of lawyers the defendants may ultimately have on their side, its important that you have one as well.

What Types Of Damages Are Recoverable

If you have a premises liability injury, you can recover a wide variety of injuries, including
  • Past medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical expenses
  • Future lost wages and lost profits
  • Pain
  • Mental suffering and anguish
  • Other special damages
If you think you may have a potential premises liability claim, contact the Ellis Law Group, PLLC today.  Time is of the essence, as you may have only ONE YEAR from the date of the accident and injury to file your claim.