Springdale, AR Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises liability refers to an area of law that deals with injuries that occur on another person’s or company’s property. Depending on the reason you are entering another’s property, the property owner may owe you a duty to avoid having dangerous conditions on their property that may injure you. Unfortunately, not every property owner is concerned with keeping their property free of hazards. If you or a family member was injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced Springdale premises liability lawyer today.
At Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP, our dedicated lawyers will listen to all the details of your case and work with you to create a unique case strategy that is tailored to your needs. A serious injury could keep you from working and may even affect your ability to enjoy the activities you love with your family. That is why our firm is here to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. To schedule a confidential legal consultation, call Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP at 479-717-9068, or contact us online.
3 Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
The owner of a property must maintain and repair their land to ensure that a hazardous property condition does not injure a visitor. However, despite the duty a property owner may owe you and others, they may still neglect to fix a dangerous issue to cut costs or for other reasons. The following is a list of common types of premises liability claims.
Slip and Falls
Slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability claim. This is because a slip and fall accident can occur virtually anywhere and for a variety of reasons. For example, if you are walking across the parking lot of your favorite retail store, you could trip over a crack in the pavement and fall and suffer a serious head injury. Similarly, you could just as easily slip over a spilled beverage in a restaurant that should have been cleaned up sooner. Other scenarios that could result in a slip and fall accident include:
- Falling in a stairwell due to broken steps
- Tripping while on a public street due to poor lighting
- Slipping over ice or snow that was not shoveled
While some slip and fall accidents can result in minor injuries, others can cause severe injuries like broken bones or brain injuries. You should seek immediate medical attention after a slip and fall to have the full extent of your injuries examined.
Swimming Pool Accidents
A swimming pool can be especially dangerous if a property owner does not maintain and warn visitors of potential hazards. For example, if a pool does not have the full depth of the pool displayed, this can result in a person drowning in a part of the pool they believed was shallow. Alternatively, a person can also be injured by diving into an area of the pool they thought was deep.
Additionally, due to attractive nuisance laws, a property owner has a duty to take certain precautions to protect children from their pool. This could mean placing a fence around their pool or covering the pool when it is not in use.
A premises liability claim may also arise if a property owner does not provide proper security for visitors. For example, if a company has a customer parking lot that is poorly lit and frequently patrolled, this may entice criminals to harm people while they are heading to their cars.
There are other types of premises liability claims not listed above. If you are injured on another person’s property, our firm can help you build your claim against the negligent property owner.
How to Prove Your Injury Claim
Premises liability claims and personal injury claims are essentially the same types of case. Both claims typically rely on proving that another person or company acted with negligence. To show negligence, you must prove the following elements:
- The defendant owed you a duty to repair, or warn you about, an issue on the property
- The defendant breached this duty to you
- The breach of this duty caused you to be injured
- The defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of your injury
- You suffered actual damages due to the defendant’s actions
Springdale Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help You File an Injury Lawsuit
If you or a family member suffered a severe injury due to a hazardous condition on another person’s property, you should contact an experienced Springdale premises liability attorney today. The injury attorneys at Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP can help you hold a negligent person or company accountable for their actions.
Whether you were injured at another person’s home or in your favorite retail store, you should not bear the weight of expensive medical bills necessary to handle your injury. To schedule a confidential legal consultation to discuss your potential case, call Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP at 479-717-9068, or contact us online.