Premise liability is an aspect of personal injury where the injury was caused by some unsafe or defective condition on the property owned by an individual or company.
With premise liability cases, the injured individual must prove that the property owner was negligent in the maintenance and care of the property.
Generally, negligence means that the owner didn’t properly maintain the property and failed to use reasonable care to preserve safe conditions.
Premise liability seems pretty easy and straight-forward. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy.
Just because you were injured on someone else’s property, does not mean that the owner is responsible. Simply because there was an unsafe condition does not automatically mean the owners were negligent.
The burden of proof is on the injured individual to prove that the property owner knew or should have known that the premise was unsafe and still failed to take the necessary measures to fix the situation.
Further, you must prove that the unsafe condition caused your injuries.
Today, premise liability claims are becoming harder and harder to pursue.
However, if you have been seriously injured, the team here at Steven Booker Law can answer your questions and help you determine whether or not it would be appropriate for your situation to bring a claim.
So, to learn if you have a claim, please call us today at (940) 569-4000 for a free consultation or send us a confidential message by completing one of the contact forms on our website.