If you were seriously injured while on someone else’s property, you could be entitled to compensation through a premises liability claim. To learn if you have a legitimate claim, consult Englewood personal injury attorney, D.J. Banovitz today.
Premises Liability Claim: Liable Parties
In order to hold someone liable, you will need to prove that he or she acted in a manner that was unreasonable or negligent that caused you to be hurt. For instance, if the owner knew of a hazardous condition and failed to correct it, he or she could be responsible for your injury.
Since injuries on someone’s property can occur in a variety of settings, it will help to understand what types of parties could be liable. This will typically depend on where the injury occurred.
One possible party that may be liable is a business owner. If you were injured at a mall, restaurant, grocery store or any other public property, the owner could be held responsible for your injuries. Even if an owner isn’t regularly on the premises, it is his or her responsibility to ensure the safety of patrons.
Another party that could be liable is a homeowner. As long as you weren’t illegally entering the property of a homeowner, he or she can be responsible for a serious injury or fatality that occurred on the property.
A landlord is another party that may be found at fault for an injury sustained on the property you rent. An example would be inadequate lighting in a hallway that results in you falling or being assaulted, or if you were to trip on stairs that were in disrepair and therefore sustained a serious injury.
Consulting a Englewood Personal Injury Attorney
Although it might not be difficult to establish who may be liable, in cases such as this, it becomes much more complicated to prove negligence. You will need to have adequate evidence that shows careless or reckless actions were the cause of your injuries.
If you can prove gross negligence, you may be entitled to compensation that addresses your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. One of the ways you can protect your premises liability claim is by downloading a copy of our free book, 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Case.
A personal injury attorney at D.J. Banovitz, L.L.C. can help you learn more about your legal rights and if you have a valid claim. We serve residents in the greater Denver-Aurora Metro area, along with other locations throughout Colorado. Call today for a free initial consultation – 303-300-5060.