Here you are, in pain after having sustained an injury on somebody’s property. You assume you have an “open and closed” personal injury case. But now someone has brought up the term “premise liability” and your head is starting to hurt, because of the confusion.
Let the Las Vegas personal injury lawyers of, Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez, clear the confusion. They have come to the financial and emotional rescue of thousands of injured southern Nevada residents since 1970. Personal injury litigation – as well as workers’ compensation cases – are their specialty.
Premise liability is guided by logic
Many people assume they have an “open and closed” personal injury case. But GGRM will be the first to tell you: there is no such thing, and it would be a mistake to move forward with such an assumption.
You can take your clear thinking one step further when you come to understand that premise liability is a type of personal injury law. Premise liability law requires property owners to keep their property safe and free of hazards. If a known potential danger exists, property owners must warn visitors of the condition.
When property owners fail to keep their property safe and/or post a proper warning about a potential safety hazard, they may be found liable when a visitor suffers an accident and sustains an injury. Put another way, personal injury cases hinge on the issue of fault. A plaintiff must prove a property owner’s action or inaction caused the injury to occur. Many plaintiffs turn to the most skilled personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas for remediation, wondering if their injury “qualifies” as a personal injury.
Premise liability types run the gamut
Many types of personal injury cases fall under the umbrella of a premise liability case. Slips and falls are by far the most common, followed by:
- Dog bites
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Faulty or problematical property conditions
- Flooding accidents
- Inadequate maintenance
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents, including those that stem from a lack of fencing
- Toxic chemicals or fumes
- Water, snow and ice accidents
Negligence raises the bar of responsibility
While it’s possible to sustain extensive physical injuries from such unsafe conditions, this benchmark alone is not enough to substantiate a premise liability case. Like all forms of personal injury, premise liability cases depend on the property owner being negligent. For example, the owner must have known that his or her property posed a hazard and still failed to take preventive steps to protect people from harm. This may constitute negligence, and it is a key differentiator in premise liability cases.
Contact the Las Vegas personal injury lawyers
When you have the experience and confidence of the Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez legal team on your side, you can stop sweating the details. Call the Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation and stop feeling the pain – on myriad fronts.