Premises liability is a term that can be used to describe the responsibility of a certain party for someone else’s accident. These kinds of cases can most often be seen in slip and fall accidents or even in situations with inadequate security. If someone is involved in a slip and fall accident where they are injured on a commercial property or they were attacked and unable to protect themselves due to poor lighting, they may wish to seek liability. The individual has the right to do this to seek compensation for their injuries. However, they have to prove that the premises acted negligently and were responsible for their accident.
Does an investigation take place?
In order to prove liability on behalf of another party, an investigation needs to take place to get more details. If you were injured in the situation at hand, you should seek the help of a medical professional. They can address your injuries and document them. With documentation of your injuries, it can add to the investigation. It will help prove the extent of the injuries you sustained in the incident. Individuals will be able to provide knowledge of their condition to the court in order to present the situation more clearly.
If it is proven that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the present hazard, then you may be able to win the lawsuit. This can help you gain compensation for you injuries. With a winning case, you can win economic damages. These refer to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages or even lost future wages. Since injuries can prove to be debilitating, this can aid you in paying your bills and keeping up with your finances.
What are some examples of inadequate security?
Premises can have a wide range of inadequacies present that can lead to unfortunate situations and events. These examples can include poor lighting, lack of working security cameras, poorly trained security staff, not enough security, poorly maintained landscaping or broken locks. With these conditions on premises, individuals may be able to prove that they experienced an incident on behalf of the property’s negligence.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.