Arkansas Premises Liability Attorney
When we are on someone else’s property, whether in a store or in public, we all expect a certain amount of safety. In fact, there are laws in place to help protect the public when they’ve been authorized to use a property under local, state and federal obligations. But the truth is property owners sometimes let the conditions of their properties lapse and cause the injury of someone visiting their property. If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property because of the owner’s failure to maintain a safe environment, you may have a premises liability claim.
If you or a loved one was injured because of someone else’s negligence in failing to properly maintain their property, you may have a premises liability case against the property owner or others involved in the maintenance of the property. Premises liability cases can be filed when you or a loved one was killed, injured or severely harmed when visiting someone else’s property.
A premises liability lawyer may be able to help you make your claim against the property owner who allegedly caused the harm through negligent maintenance.
Premises Liability Types
Were you injured while on someone else’s property?
The types of premises liability below and injuries due to poor property maintenance are some of the most common, but there are others that happen that aren’t included. Premises liability takes many forms so don’t hesitate to contact a premises liability attorney if you believe an injury was caused by someone else’s failure to maintain property.
- Slip and fall caused by snow, ice, water, leaves, uneven walking surfaces or objects
- Staircase accidents caused by poorly maintained stairwells or poor construction
- Electricity burns and injuries and electrocution due to exposed or defective wires
- Defective sidewalks
- Building code violations
- Insufficient security
While this list is not exhaustive, these are some of the most common causes of premises liability injuries. The injuries can be serious in many cases, causing extreme pain and suffering and even death. Common injuries from premises liability include the following:
- Broken bones
- Electric shock
- Brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Emerson Scott, LLP has extensive experience defending individuals rights to be safe and secure. We believe in the protections of the law and those accountable who have harmed others through negligence or intentional acts.
We fight for the rights of our clients who have been injured by others because of their failure to maintain safe properties that meet regulations meant to protect us. Our personal injury legal team knows the ins and outs of what it takes from experience. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities.
Personal Injury Lawyers Holding Property Owners Accountable
Were you a victim of premises liability injuries?
If you are thinking about pursuing legal action, it’s important to understand the parts that make up a premises liability claim. These parts of a claim are required to bring a robust case against a property owner and other parties involved but an attorney may be able to help you figure these things out.
- You were authorized to be on the property.
- You sustained injuries while on the property.
- Those injuries were directly caused by the negligence of the property owner or others involved in the upkeep of the property.
Putting together all of these factual pieces of a premises liability case not only takes time but often takes specialized knowledge about what is most important to your case. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you make your claim. Our personal injury law firm offers free initial consultations at no charge to learn about your case and see if we can help you pursue damages.
Successful personal injury cases can often recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses, both caused by the injury and future expenses for conditions caused by the injury
- Lost wages, even if you could go back to work after recovery
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of consortium to spouses due to life-changing injuries or death
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages, such as parental support, life’s enjoyment and more
If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of premises liability, contact Emerson Scott, LLP today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.