Panama City Premises Liability Attorney
What is a premises liability claim?
Property owners can frequently be held legally liable when their guests
or customers suffer injury on the premises, making it possible for the
accident victim to file a
personal injury claim for damages. If you or a family member has been injured while legally
present on another person's property, an attorney from
Seaton Law Offices, P.A. may be able to help you recover financial compensation for everything
including your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Contact
us today for an initial consultation, to discuss the circumstances of
the accident and determine how much your case is worth.
Do I have grounds for a premises liability claim?
The question which determines whether you can file a claim for premises
liability is, "Did the property owner know about the conditions which
caused the accident?" If the proprietor knew, or reasonably ought
to have known, about the hazard, and failed to take action either to remove
the danger or to install signs or security measures to prevent it, you
should have grounds for a claim. You cannot hold the owner accountable
for any and all mishaps occurring on the property, but if the owner was
negligent, you have a right to demand compensation.
What are some examples of premises liability?
Premises liability can arise in a wide variety of circumstances, but
slip and fall accidents are among the most widely recognized. These can occur in grocery stores
and restaurants where spills on the floor have not been cleaned, as well
as on cracked sidewalks, poorly lit stairways and cluttered walkways,
or anywhere else an individual falls throughout no fault of his/her own.
Drowning accidents in swimming pools are another prevalent example, as
these can often be prevented by installing a four-sided fence and self-latching
gate to keep unsupervised children out of the pool. It is even possible
under some circumstances to sue a landlord or hotel owner for a lack of
security measures which has allowed an assault or rape to occur.
If you believe that your accident ought to have been prevented,
call or visit us to discuss the matter and learn whether you have a case.