Being injured while on a premises that is not your own is one thing, but having the grounds to file a premises liability claim is another thing entirely. To file a premises liability claim, you must be able to show that the premises owner was negligent in some way, and as a result, you injured yourself.
Many people involved in a slip-and-fall accident on a premises that is not their own may inappropriately place the blame on themselves or start to believe that they have no chance of being able to gain back injuries. However, an injured person should not simply dismiss this as a possibility. They should first take the time to understand how the law applies to them, and consider their options. The following is a brief overview of where the law stands on premises liability claims.
You need to show that the owner breached their duty toward you
All premises owners have the duty to provide legal visitors to their premises with a safe environment. While it is not possible to avoid every potential danger, owners must, and make sure that they address any potential dangers quickly. For example, if a person drops a glass on the floor and it breaks, they must take action in a timely manner to prevent people from becoming injured by the broken glass.
You need to show that this breach of duty caused the damages you suffered
If a premises owner breached their duty toward you, they will be liable for damages only if their breach of duty caused your injuries. For example, if they did not address the broken glass, but you slipped and fell in another room that did not have broken glass, you would not be able to claim damages because of this.
It is important that you take action toand make sure that you gain the financial damages that you deserve.