Cases regarding premises liability are some of the most common types of personal injury cases out there. In a nutshell, a plaintiff in a premises liability case usually seeks damage for a personal injury sustained because of the failure of a person or entity to maintain safe and hazard-free property. Here are five examples of premises liability accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If a store employee mops the floor, but fails to warn customers that the floor is slick, someone may slip on the floor and injure themselves. The victim of this accident will typically have grounds for a personal injury case if the wet area was not marked.
If someone’s dog bites you, you may also have grounds for a premises liability accident. Although we often think of dogs as pets or companions, the law views dogs as part of your property. Therefore, a dog that attacks others could be seen as hazardous or unsafe property.
When you stay in a hotel, there is a certain level of safety and comfort that you should be able to expect. If hotel managers foster an unsafe environment by failing to repair broken locks, leaving hazardous materials in rooms or halls, or overlooking some other issue, an injury caused by these conditions would be covered under premises liability law.
Construction Site Negligence
Construction sites and areas where roadwork is happening should always be properly marked to warn pedestrians. If workers fail to properly block off construction zones and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation from the construction company or property owners.
Parking Lot Accidents
Finally, injuries sustained while in a commercial parking lot can also be covered under premises liability. If you trip and fall because of poor lighting or are assaulted in a lot, the commercial property owner may be liable for your injuries.
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