No one expects to be injured while visiting another person’s property, but in the event that you are, Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC is here to help you. Boasting 27 years of experience, we are well versed in the complexities of personal injury law. Our firm is highly experienced in navigating the rocky waters of a premises liability case from commencement to conclusion. If you want to feel confident that your case is being handled thoroughly and competently, put your case in our hands. We are third generation attorneys who want to take the burden off of you and your family in this difficult time.
What is Premises Liability Law?
Premises liability is an area of law that invokes liability onto the individual who possesses the property when a visitor is injured. Injuries resulting from the following occurrences may prompt a premise liability action:
- Slip and falls
- Improper signage
- Uneven walkways or sidewalks
- Inadequate security
- Failure of a property possessor to warn of defective conditions
A common example of a situation in which a premise may be liable would be when a business has not set out a “wet floor” sign after mopping and a visitor falls down and breaks a leg. Another situation, would be falling into a hole, that you had not been warned about, and learning that the homeowner knew about the hole because he had dug it while gardening earlier that morning.
Categories of Visitors for Premises Liability
When considering whether liability for a personal injury on the premises is applicable it is important to distinguish what type of visitor the individual was. An invitee is generally someone invited into a commercial area. For example, the shoppers of the local supermarket are invitees of the supermarket. Although an invitation to the store is not personally given, there is an implication of invitation due to the store allowing customers in to purchase merchandise. There is an assumption that the store has taken reasonable steps to protect the invitee from danger. Therefore, a business may be liable to those injured on their property, if they should have been familiar with the hazard and a normal invitee would be subjected to risk. On the other hand, a visitor is a licensee if they are invited to enter the property for a non-commercial purpose. A common example of this is social guests in another person’s home. A property possessor may be liable for injuries to a licensee if the property owner knew of a hazardous condition, did not take reasonable steps to make the condition safe and it could be inferred that the licensee did not know about the danger.
Alexandria’s Best Premises Liability Attorneys
After suffering a personal injury, wading through dealings with the property possessors and their insurance companies can be exhausting. Most insurance companies are trained specifically to minimize your claim and damages so they pay you less money. At Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC, we understand the headaches that are caused by dealing with these situations. We want to help you get back on your feet and receive the compensation that you deserve. Let us handle your premise liability case and we promise we will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one were injured while visiting someone else’s property due to their own personal negligence, call Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC for a consultation. Call us today 1-318-487-9537 to speak with one of our skilled attorneys in Alexandria.
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