Have you fallen and injured yourself on another person’s or businesses property? Slip and fall accidents are considered “premise liability” cases, and commonly arise due to negligence of another party. Property owners are required to perform a certain level of maintenance on the property. If they fail in their responsibilities, they can be legally charged for negligence if another person is injured. Premise liability cases also pertain to businesses as they do need to provide their employees with a safe environment to work in. If business and property owners do not provide safe workplace environments and employees are injured, the company and property owners are liable.
What is Premise Liability?
If you are injured due to the negligence of a business owner or another person that fails to provide a safe environment, you do have the right to claim damages due to your injury. Medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering are two of the most common damages victims can claim.
What Should You Do?
Anyone that has been injured on the property of another person or business needs to follow these important steps to protect your legal rights:
- Do not make detailed statements that would put you at fault
- Obtain the news and owners of the property or the property manager
- Write down contact information from any witnesses
- Take pictures of your injuries and the accident scene
- Seek medical attention for your injuries
- Do not offer recorded statements to insurance adjusters
- Contact our Layton attorneys as soon as possible
The liability of a premises owner or operator falls until Utah law. If a home or public store has the responsibility to warn you about potential hazards on their property, they need to do so in signage to their property. Construction workers often deal with hazards on the job and workers are legally obligated to warn the public of various hazards on the work site. For more information, contact LeBaron & Jensen today!