PREMISES LIABILITY

DO YOU HAVE A CASE?

At Anderson Hinkins LLC, we represent people who have been injured while on the property of another person or business. Property and business owners have a responsibility to take precautions that will ensure the safety of customers or guests. If the business or property owner knows of a potentially dangerous condition, he or she must take steps to prevent harm. If the owner does not, and serious injury results, the property owner may be held liable under a theory of a landowner’s non-delegable duty.

Examples that should be rectified include: slippery floors within a business that must be cleaned and/or properly marked; Unstable steps or potholes that should be marked and repaired as soon as possible. Often premises liability cases involve small kids injured in swimming pools; slip and falls due to unmarked liquid spills; falls from unsafe equipment or buildings; and any other injury sustained due to a property or business owner’s negligence.

Damages may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of current and potential wages, etc. Anderson Hinkins LLC can help you or a loved one be compensated if you have been injured due to the negligent conduct of a property owner.

Premises liability cases depend heavily on the circumstances surrounding the accident. To file a successful premises liability claim, you must be able to demonstrate negligence or some breach of a duty on the part of the property owner or the party commissioned to act on behalf of the property owner. For example, a customer of a grocery store who slips and falls on a wet floor will have a difficult time showing negligence if he or she ignored clearly posted warning signs. Likewise, if that patron slips and falls immediately after another patron spills some liquid, leaving no opportunity for the store’s employees to attend to the spill, the owners of the property will most likely not share liability. However, if the slip and fall occurs due to a spill that the store’s employees knew about but failed to respond to, there may be grounds for a premises liability case.

Injuries on properties can include those from:

  • Slippery floors
  • Objects left on floors
  • Unsafe store displays
  • Unsafe slides
  • Missing rails on stairways
  • Rotten wood on steps and porches
  • Poor lighting in parking lots and building entryways
  • Negligent security in apartments, parking lots, businesses and other places were crime is a problem
  • Merchandise stacked on high shelves at big-box retailers
  • Potholes

Anderson Hinkins LLC can help you or a loved one to receive compensation if you have been injured due to the negligent conduct of a property owner.

GET LEGAL HELP FROM AN ATTORNEY TODAY If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a trip and fall or slip and fall, please contact us or by phone at 801.930.0290 for a no-cost review of your case.