When most people talk about premises liability cases, they are usually talking about slip-and-fall injuries that occur on another person’s property. These slip-and-fall injuries are usually caused by dangerous property conditions such as stairs without handrails or slippery puddles of water. Such injuries are arguably the most common type of premises liability injury, but they are by no means the only type of premises liability injury. The fact is that any injury caused by a dangerous and/or avoidable property condition can qualify as premises liability.
It is also important to remember that these injuries do not have to happen at a home in order to qualify as premises liability cases. For example, an equipment malfunction at a theme park can cause serious injury, and because such an injury was caused by the dangerous property condition of defective equipment, you could file a claim against the park owners. Landlords can also be held accountable for injuries if they could have made a stronger effort to prevent the injury. If you suffered lung damage inhaling smoke that you didn’t know about because of a defective smoke detector, your landlord could be liable.
The last thing you want to do is pay for an injury that was caused by another person’s negligence. This is why the law protects victims of such injuries, allowing them to be compensated for injuries with a successful lawsuit.
If you have been injured on someone’s property, and you believe that your injury could have been avoided, then we may be able to help you. Massachusetts residents are encouraged to visit our premises liability website to learn more about premises liability cases and find out how we can help with legal claims. While you’re there, you can set up a free consultation and begin building your case to get the compensation you deserve.