Premise Liability Injuries
Premises Liability injuries occur when a person is injured on another person’s property or as a result of another person’s negligence in maintaining their property. The property owner cannot delegate the plaintiff’s injury to another party since the injury occurred on the property owner’s property. For example, if a person is injured on an elevator which is maintained by a 3rd party, the property owner remains liable for the resulting injuries. Although there are exceptions, the person in control of the property is responsible for any injuries that occur on the property. The most common type of premises liability case is when the plaintiff is injured as a result of a “slip and fall.” Other premises liability injuries can occur as a result of stairway accidents, elevator accidents, code violations, unmarked hazards, falling merchandise onto a customer, building collapsing on a person or as a result of toxic chemicals stored at the property. The liability of the property owner for the plaintiff’s injuries depends on the plaintiff’s status at the property. The plaintiff is labeled as one of the following: Invitee – The owner/occupier of the property invites the plaintiff to the property (i.e. A customer shopping at a store) Licensee – The owner/occupier allows entry of the plaintiff onto the property (i.e. A guest) Trespasser – A person entering the owner/occupier’s property without consent If you have been injured on someone else’ property please contact My Injury Headquarters at (877) MYINJHQ for a free consultation of your case so that the experienced attorneys at My Injury Headquarters can determine the liability of the property owner and provide you with competent legal representation for your injuries. And remember, no attorneys fees are collected by our firm until your case is won!