Premises Liability Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured as a result of a condition on someone else’s land or property, you may have a claim against the property owner. This can happen in many different ways. The floor, sidewalk, or parking lot may be slippery or icy, causing you to fall. There could be a defect or problem with the building, such as a loose floor board or an inadequate stairway railing. Your right to bring a claim depends on the reason you were on the property and what is known as your “status” at the time you were injured. For premises liability cases, there are three broad types of status: invitee, licensee, and trespasser. These categories are based on common law, and have their roots in ancient English property law. The strongest type of status is an “invitee”—a typical invitee is someone who is invited onto the premises to conduct business. Examples of this would be a retail store or a restaurant. All of the customers at these types of establishments were “invited” by the store owner, and thus the store owner owes all invitees a duty to protect them from unsafe conditions. This includes a duty to inspect the property. Normally, a landowner can only be held liable for unsafe conditions about which they had notice. However, if the landowner created the condition, the injured person does not have to show prior notice. It is important to have an experienced premises liability attorney assist you in your claim. Determining the status of the injured party is often the most important part of the claim, and requires a deep understanding of premises and property law. There may also be a way to get your medical bills paid immediately by making a claim to a “med pay” policy that the property owner may have.

At GLP Attorneys, we have had many successful premises liability claims: Client injured when she fell down stairs that had been constructed in violation of original design and applicable building codes. Case against restaurant owner and contractor settled for policy limits of $2,000,000. Client injured when she slipped and fell on a wet and slippery entry way when coming into work. $78,000.

If you would like to discuss your injury claim with one of our premises liability attorneys, please call 800.273.5005 or email our attorneys at attorneys@glpattorneys.com