Gulf Coast Premises Liability Lawyer
Premise injury law is an area of law that is rapidly growing in the personal injury field. Although there are many facets to personal injury law, many lawyers are directing their skills and legal knowledge to the practice of premise liability law. These premises liability lawyers focus on a specific area of liability law that covers injuries and wrongful death due to a property owner’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed on someone else’s property due to a preventable condition or circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation. From loss of income, medical costs, and emotional and physical suffering, with the right lawyer fighting for your justice, you can get compensated for your losses and recover the reparation you deserve. Alexander Shunnarah & Associates can help you navigate the complex nuances of liability law and will seek to procure the best potential outcome for your case.
What is General Liability?
Liability, the direct sense of the word, means the responsibility an individual or property owner has to maintain their premises in a safe and responsible manner. General liability holds individuals responsible for their own actions, or their omissions, which may affect others. If an individual or group fails to meet these liability standards, they can be held responsible for their negligence and be held liable for the injuries caused to the injured party.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a specific area of liability law that deals with physical locations, such as stores, homes, parks, or other locations owned, controlled, or maintained by an individual or company. While premise liability laws vary from state to state, generally all property and business owners are responsible for maintaining “reasonably safe” conditions in areas where others may be reasonably expected to enter or interact with their property. Often times, these owners also owe the same duty to keep their premises safe as to pets and operating vehicles as well.
What to Do If You’re Injured on Someone’s Property
First and foremost, seek medical attention for any injuries, or suspected injuries. Your health and well-being should be your top priority. After being properly treated, make sure to keep as much documentation of any injuries you sustained as you can, for this documentation will be important for your case later. It is important to remember that not all injuries are immediately apparent, so it’s important to seek medical attention right away, even if you don’t think you’re badly hurt.
Directly after the injury, you may be pressured by the responsible parties to sign an incident report or release of liability. Do not sign anything without first speaking with an attorney. It’s important to have proper legal advice before proceeding, even if you don’t think you’ll have a case or that the property owner is at fault. If it is possible, take photos of the scene and get personal contact information for any witnesses who may have been present when the incident occurred.
After contacting a lawyer with experience in premises liability, your attorney should begin to collect evidence from the incident, including interviews, and any photographs or video surveillance which may exist. Your attorney may also request any police reports or medical records from the incident to establish background facts regarding your case.
Just as most personal injury case matters, there are also statutes of limitations on premise liability claims, which are generally around two years, but can vary from state to state. This statute of limitations means that your window of opportunity to seek legal recompense for an incident will eventually close. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that the longer you wait to seek legal remedies following an incident, the more difficult it will likely be to successfully argue your claim.
Common causes of premises liability lawsuits include slip-and-falls, animal-related injuries, tripping hazards, falling debris hazards, a lack of maintenance causing dangerous conditions, food poisoning, crimes perpetrated against premises guests, lack of maintenance, including the control of pests like bedbugs, and injuries in public spaces like on a ride at an amusement park or carnival. Any situation in which a property owners’ negligence created hazardous conditions, causing an injury or death may be the subject of a premises liability lawsuit.
Why Choose Us?
Alexander Shunnarah & Associates’ practice includes premises liability lawyers with a combined experience of over 40 years practicing law. We are your local resource for liability cases. As a local firm, our attorneys live and work in the area and understand the great and diverse regions our clients are a part of. Since starting the firm in 2001, we have developed a reputation for providing excellent representation across the Gulf Coast.
The legal system can be complicated. When you believe that your rights have been challenged or violated, you should not hesitate to seek legal counsel. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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