Premises Liability Cases
When going to a restaurant, gas station, store, or even a neighbor’s house, the farthest thing from a person’s mind is how they will handle a personal injury. Unfortunately, there are many accidents that occur while visiting public establishments and other people’s personal properties each and every year.
While these types of accidents are not uncommon, establishing a case of premises liability against a property owner is not simple. Typically, the injured guest or invitee must prove all of the following:
- A hazardous or dangerous condition existed on the property
- The property owner knew or should have known about the hazard with a sufficient amount of time to remedy the problem
- The injured party suffered injuries caused by the hazardous condition
In the event that we are able to prove that the property owner created the hazard, knowledge of the property owner is presumed.
There are many types of accidents that can occur in premises liability cases:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Daycare negligence
- Swimming pool accidents
- Assault and attacks
Harshbarger Law recognizes the complexities involved when handling premises liability cases. It is important to have an attorney who understands that each case is different and special attention must be paid to the client to ensure that he or she is properly represented and fully compensated.