Premises liability is an area of the law that keeps those injured on the property of another safe. This is important for victims injured in a slip and fall accident or other type of accident for which premises liability legal protections may apply to be familiar with.
Premises liability basics
Premises liability protections are based on the liability of the property owner to a victim injured on their property. Victims have a reasonable expectation of safety on another party’s property and the owner or possessor of property needs to exercise reasonable care for the safety of those on their property with few exceptions. If there is a dangerous property condition for which they are aware or should be aware, and fail to repair it or warn the victim of its existence, they may be liable for any harm to the victim as a result.
Premises liability protections for victims
Victims of slip and fall accident or other accidents because of a dangerous or hazardous property condition may be able to recover compensation from a negligent property owner or possessor responsible for the harm they have suffered. A premises liability claim for damages may help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries. This can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Additional damages may be available for future medical care expenses and lost-earning capacity depending on the circumstances.
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries and harm to victims. For this reason, they should know about the legal remedies available to protect them.