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, contact us!
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 Premises Liability 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 premises liability attorneys during a free case evaluation by calling (888) 288-4756.