When you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries and related expenses. This type of personal injury lawsuit is called premises liability. Slip-and-fall accidents are the most common premises liability suit, but actions can range from slips, trips and falls to pool and playground equipment accidents.
Premises liability is based on the theory that property owners have a duty to keep their property free from safety hazards—or at least warn guests appropriately. A defendant’s liability depends on a number of factors, including whether they were invited onto the property and if the hazard was clearly visible.
Injuries from premises liability cases can range from minor bruises and lacerations to traumatic brain injuries and death. If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property, the Law Offices of Tim Misny can help.
Here are some of the most common premises liability injuries:
- Broken bones: Broken bones are a frequently consequence of premises liability accidents. Elderly adults are especially vulnerable, since bones become more fragile with age. Broken bones can require significant time off work, assisted mobility devices and physical rehabilitation.
- Sprains: Sprained limbs and joints may not be life-threatening, but they’re certainly painful. People who work physical jobs may be forced to take time off to recover, adding to their accident-related expenses.
- Lacerations and bruises: Plaintiffs often end up with bruises, cuts and scrapes, especially in slip-and-fall accidents. Severe lacerations may require stitches, blood transfusions and cosmetic surgery.
- Neck, spinal cord, brain and back injuries: Slips, trips and falls can lead to injuries of the head, neck and spine. When a person hits their head—whether from falling or another hazard—the brain violently bounces back and forth. This can cause swelling, internal bleeding and other traumatic brain injuries. Similarly, the neck and spine are susceptible to strains, fractures and soft tissue injuries. Plaintiffs may suffer lifelong consequences.
- Burns: From faulty cooking equipment to scalding hot tubs, burn victims experience severe pain, scarring, loss of sensation, loss of function and other consequences.
Many plaintiffs don’t realize how severe the consequences of a premises liability injury may be. From lost wages and medical bills to assistive devices and physical therapy, there may be associated costs you weren’t expecting. To ensure that you get fair compensation for all of your expenses, call the Law Offices of Tim Misny today.
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