If you suffer an injury while on the premises of a business, you may be wondering what type of legal action you can pursue to get appropriate compensation for what you’ve been through. In such a situation, it’s understandable if you’re unsure about how negligence relates to your premises liability claim.
MDK Law Group understands know how confusing it can be to try to get the legal services you need for your particular case. This firm focuses on providing legal services in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and immigration. In 2020, personal injury filings went up 97%. MDK Law Group helps those affected understand what course of action they can take to receive the compensation to which they’re entitled.
The Differences Between Premises Liability and Negligence
Though premises liability and negligence are related, they are not the same thing. Negligence is a broad term in the legal industry that refers to careless actions that might cause harm to another person.
Premises liability, on the other hand, is a subset of negligence and does not encompass quite as many situations. It is more specific and holds property owners liable for injuries that happen to visitors due to defective or unsafe conditions on the property. You can file a premises liability lawsuit against a private property owner, including a business property owner, for an injury caused by an unsafe environment.
Common Premises Liability Cases
MDK Law Group deals with many premises liability cases and can help you understand whether your case falls under this definition. Some situations when this type of lawsuit may be applicable include:
- Slip-and-fall hazards
- Insufficient or no security when warranted
- Dog bites
- Hazards to children
- Wrecked auto lots and other dangerous areas
- Poorly maintained or protected ponds and swimming pools
- Unsafe food
- Falling merchandise and other retail store hazards
In each of these situations, the property owner failed to take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of visitors on the property. If someone gets injured as a result of the property owner’s negligence, there are grounds for a premises liability case.
It’s important to note that Arizona makes a distinction about who can lawfully recover damages in a premises liability case. For example, if you are a trespasser who is on the property illegally, the owner doesn’t typically owe you a duty of care, but there are exceptions to this rule. A legal team with experience handling premises liability cases can analyze the intricate details of each case to determine whether someone who suffers an injury on another person’s property can receive compensation.
Contact Us About Your Premises Liability Case
After an injury on someone else’s property, you may need help to get back on your feet and pay your medical bills. MDK Law Group offers contingency-based fees for accident and injury victims. This means you will have zero out-of-pocket expenses if you don’t win your case. If you’d like to learn more about how you can file a premises liability lawsuit, please contact the firm today.