When you’re on someone else’s property, you expect it to be safe and you won’t come to any harm while you’re there. However, when owners don’t take care of their property, anyone who visits can be at risk of getting an injury. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you may be wondering how you’re going to deal with your medical bills and when you’re going to return to work. These injuries have the potential to put your life on hold—but you can take steps to get the justice you deserve. A Fayetteville premises liability lawyer from McMath Woods P.A. will stand up for your rights.
What Can Cause a Premises Liability Accident?
Whether you’re at a store, a restaurant, or movie theater, a negligent owner or manager could put you in danger of sustaining an injury. Let’s take a look at the common causes of accidents.
- Slip and Fall
- Unfenced Pool
- Lack of Security
- Construction Zones
- Unleashed Pets
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Spilled liquids that aren’t cleaned up, unanchored or torn up carpets, uneven stairs, potholes or cracks in parking lots, debris blocking walkways, and poor lighting can all contribute to someone losing their balance and falling.
Pools are a major safety hazard. They are supposed to have a barrier like a fence to prevent young children from entering the area. Pools at hotels should also make sure the barrier locks after the pool closes for the day. When there is easy access to a pool, people can be in danger of drowning.
Unfortunately, if the premises doesn’t have sufficient security, it can leave people on the property vulnerable to criminal activity. If the owner didn’t take measures to protect those on their property or reduce the chances of criminal activity from occurring, then the injured person may have an eligible premises liability case.
If a property is undergoing construction, the area should be sectioned off so people cannot accidentally walk into the unstable area and hurt themselves. They could be at risk of falling or something striking them in the head.
Pet owners need to be careful when others are on their property or when they’re taking their pet for a walk. For example, if owners have a dog that gets skittish around others, they should put the animal in a safe and secure section of the house so visitors won’t make them nervous. Owners should also make sure their dog is secure if it’s in the yard—there aren’t any holes in a fence or gates left open. When the owners are walking their dog off their property, the dog needs to be on a leash.
Because there are so many ways that one can get hurt on someone else’s property, you want a skilled lawyer at your side to look into what happened to you. Our attorneys will find out what type of negligence led to your accident.
How Severe Are Premises Liability injuries?
Premises liability injuries can potentially be painful, keep you out of work while you recover, and in extreme cases, they can be life-threatening. Some possible premises liability injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Broken Bones
- Dog Bite Injury
Your premises liability injury could require you to stay in the hospital. As you’re healing, you may also need rehabilitation or other procedures in the future.
When you have severe injuries, they may affect you for the rest of your life. You may not be able to return to your job or even to the workforce. These drastic changes are difficult. While you’re making this adjustment, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting the care you need. That’s where we step in.
When You Need Trustworthy Representation
A premises liability injury can be a major setback. Dealing with the recovery process and a claim can seem like a lot, but our lawyers can help you. You’ll have peace of mind that we’re protecting your rights and will do everything we can to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries.
All you have to do is call our office today to schedule a free consultation. You can meet with our lawyers and talk about the accident and how it hurt you. We’ll discuss your options so you can move forward.