Premises Liability Owner Excuses

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What are some common excuses property owners make in premises liability cases?

The most common excuses property owners make in premises liability are:

  1. “I didn’t know there was a dangerous condition on the property.”
  2. “I don’t know how the dangerous condition got there.”
  3. “It’s not my responsibility to fix the problem.”
  4. “I didn’t know it was wrong to let people use the property in that way.”

Some property owners may not be aware of a dangerous condition on their property. Others may be aware of it but may not be able to fix it. Even if the owner is aware of the dangerous condition and can fix it, they may not want to.

Property owners are liable for injuries caused by hazards on the property, such as an uneven sidewalk, a pothole, or a broken tree limb. This liability extends to injuries caused by an unsafe condition of the property. Property owners sometimes make excuses for such conditions, such as the victim was using drugs or alcohol, or that the victim was trespassing. These excuses are often not valid though, and will not absolve the property owner of liability.

Filing a premises liability lawsuit

The DOJ reported that approximately 4 billion dollars are awarded to compensate premises liability injury victims each year. The most common types of premises liability lawsuits are those filed on behalf of children, trespassers, and visitors. If a child is injured on someone else’s property, for example, the owner may be sued for failing to provide safe conditions for children. If a person is injured on someone else’s property and they are not a trespasser, the owner may be sued for failing to provide adequate warning of dangerous conditions. If someone is injured on someone else’s property and they are a trespasser, the owner may be sued for failing to provide adequate warning of dangerous conditions.

Finding the best premises liability lawyer

It’s not an easy task to find the best premises liability lawyer. You may be tempted to go with the first law firm you see or the first billboard you pass, but that might not be the best decision. There are many different factors that go into deciding who is the best. Some lawyers specialize in specific areas, and it’s important to know what your case needs before you start looking.

The lawyer should be experienced, knowledgeable, and honest. You want someone who will be there for you every step of the way. Whichever online or offline source of knowledge you’re using to gather information about prospective lawyers, make sure that it’s trustworthy and reliable.

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How MillionDollarLawyer.com can help with your premises liability case

If you were injured by on someone else’s property, you have plenty of options to recover a fair compensation. Bringing a lawyer onto your case can help you understand how much your case is worth and how to get the maximum compensation possible.  Please – don’t accept any insurance offers to settle until you take your case to an experienced premises liability attorney.  Our lawyers have decades of experience handling property-related cases and they all offer free consultations on new cases. Call today for a free consultation.

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