Fargo Premises Liability Lawyers
Injured on Another Person's Property? We Can Help!
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.
Slip and Fall Accidents
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 any of the following (and much more):
- slipping on an uneven sidewalk or stairs
- slipping or falling due to icy or snowy conditions
- tripping over debris or uneven pavement in a parking lot
These common causes of slip and fall accidents can lead to both minor and serious injuries, including broken bones, torn muscles, and even spinal or brain injuries.
If you have suffered injuries due to a property owner's negligence, contact our premises liability attorneys in Fargo today!
Can I Receive Compensation for an Uneven Sidewalk Injury?
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
- 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.
What is Premises Liability Coverage?
Premises liability coverage is the insurance coverage that property or business owners generally carry as a means of protecting their customers or visitors in the case of an accident on their property. 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.
Our Fargo Premises Liability Attorneys Can Protect Your Rights
If you were injured on unsafe property, you could win compensation in a premises liability claim 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 premises liability claim contact our office immediately. Call (888) 288-4756 to discuss your options with our premises liability lawyers in Fargo during a free case evaluation.
Slip and Fall Statistics
According to information reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every five falls cause serious injuries including broken bones or head injuries. They also reported the following statistics for slip and fall injuries:
- Over 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year for fall injuries
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries
- In 2015 the total medical costs for falls were over $50 billion
- Every year there are over 3 million elderly people treated for fall injuries