Premises Liability Attorneys in Fargo
Injured on Another Person's Property?
Injuries that occur while the victim is present on an unsafe property can
result in premises liability claims. These types of cases involve demonstrating
that some defect or unsafe condition caused the injuries. The law requires
a property owner to make their property safe for guests and people visiting
their property. A property owner is also required to warn entrants of
unsafe conditions which may exist on the property.
If you have suffered injuries due to a property owner's negligence,
What You Need to Know About Premises Liability
One of the most common premises liability claims results from slip and
fall injuries due to unsafe conditions. For example, a person may be injured
as a result of slipping on an uneven sidewalk or stairs. Even icy or snowy
conditions can make walkways dangerous. Many cities have codes and ordinances
which require a person to clear their sidewalk or walkway of snow and
ice within a certain period after snow has fallen. When a pedestrian is
injured due to the unsafe condition of a sidewalk or walkway, a property
owner may be liable if he fails to comply with the city codes. In these
instances, the property owner may be liable for injuries.
There are other instances where a property owner is aware of the existence
of certain hazard (such as deep holes, exposed electrical wires, construction/renovation,
or improperly maintained stars/hand rails). If a property owner fails
to have the property inspected or fails to remain in compliance with applicable
building codes, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries. Furthermore,
if a person is injured on rental premises, the injured person may have
a claim against the property renter.
Our Fargo Personal Injury Attorneys Can Protect Your Rights
It is important to note here that the same insurance policy which provides
premises liability coverage will also provide coverage for the careless
actions or omissions of the homeowner, business owner or renter for actions
which occurred off the insured premises. For example, a golfer carelessly
hits a member of his foursome with his club or golf ball. Another example
would be carelessly swinging a baseball bat and hitting someone. As a
general statement, premises liability insurance will cover injuries sustained
by someone due to the careless actions of another person.
If you were injured on unsafe property, you could win compensation to cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost anticipated earnings
Please remember that every claim is governed by the
statute of limitations. If you believe you have a claim you should contact our office immediately.
You can discuss your options with our Fargo injury attorneys during a
free case evaluation.