Quincy Premises Liability Attorney
Also Serving Clients throughout Norfolk County
Premises liability refers to the responsibility that property owners have to keep their property free of obstacles and various dangers and to provide adequate warning of any dangers for visitors, guests and customers. If you are a customer or visitor on another person's property and you are injured due to an unseen object or obstacle then you may be able to collect money damages from the liable property owner. As long as any reasonable individual would have been injured in the same way then you may be entitled to money damages.
There are many cases where individuals are injured due to the negligence of a property owner, whether through a slip and fall accident, dog attack or other accident. If you are seeking money damages for the injuries you have sustained then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a Quincy injury lawyer from Flanagan & Associates Our firm is dedicated to skillful representation of our clients and you can be sure that we will work to provide you with the best possible legal representation and fight for your rights, your goals and your desires regarding the outcome of your case.
Proving Fault in a Premises Liability Case
While all owners have a duty to make their premises safe, they may try to prove that you were careless in your actions, so they should not be held accountable. They could try to do this by saying things like you were not supposed to be on the premises, or you weren't paying attention to an obvious danger, which would nullify their responsibility.
To prove that they were indeed at fault, you could show one of the following:
- The owner or their employee was the cause of the hazard by doing it themselves, or failing to properly caution persons of the danger
- The owner or their employee knew about the hazard, but did not take steps to take care of it
- A reasonable person would have known about the dangerous surface or object
The court will often determine an owner's reasonableness by investigating how often the owner made thorough assessments of the premises. The courts assume that if the owner was making these checks, then they should have known of the danger. In evaluating the situation, the courts might also investigate the owner's reason, if any, for the hazard's presence. If the owner put the hazard in the best possible place, then they could be exonerated from their responsibility to compensate, or at least held only partially responsible.
How Can We Help You?
In premises liability cases the general rule for negligence is reasonable action. If you acted reasonably and any other reasonable individual would have acted in the same way as you and the result would still be injury, then you may have a good chance of receiving compensatory damages for hospital bills, lost wages and other financial hardships that you may have incurred. Without skilled representation on your side you could be pursuing your case on your own and you will be up against a skilled defense lawyer who will do everything in their power to minimize the damage done to their client.
Contact our firm today to discuss your injuries and how our firm can help you.
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