What Should I Do If I Am Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

  • Sep 03 2015
  • Gilleon Law Firm, APC

property premises liabilityWhen you are injured while on property owned or operated by someone else, you may be wondering about your legal options. When on someone else’s property, you have an expectation of safety. This means that if you are seriously injured because of the owner or operator’s negligence, you have a right to be fairly compensated.

It is estimated by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control that 9 million people are injured in falls each year. In many of these cases, injury was due to negligence on the part of the property owner, including:

  • Poorly maintained flooring
  • Uneven or worn stairs
  • Overstocked aisles
  • Uneven walkways
  • Inadequate or nonfunctioning lighting
  • Inadequate warning of building or premises maintenance hazards
  • Failure to clear walkways of icy buildup
  • Inadequate security or safety procedures
  • Structural failure due to faulty construction practices or materials

Slip and fall accidents can result in minor injuries like sprains or devastating and life-altering injuries like a traumatic brain or spine injury. No matter how severe your injury may be, your premises liability claim will be based upon the reason you were on the property as well as if the injury was caused by negligence. If you are an “invitee,” you are on the property for commercial reasons, such as shopping. When this occurs, you have a high expectation of safety. If you are licensee, you are a social guest and have a reasonable expectation of safety. However, if you are a trespasser, you are not allowed on the property and may find that your right to compensation if you are injured is more difficult to establish.

Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

If you have been injured due to negligence, a personal injury attorney can help. With more than 50 years of combined experience, the personal injury attorneys at the Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego can handle any premise liability matters successfully for you. We will provide each client with aggressive, talented legal representation in an effort to seek and receive compensation on your behalf in a premise liability case.

We thoroughly understand premise liability law and can help you throughout each step of the process. Each personal injury case is different and requires the help of a skilled personal injury attorney to ensure you have the best chance for a positive and fair outcome. Turn to the trusted team of personal injury attorneys at the Gilleon Law Firm, APC today for help.

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