If you are injured due to a dangerous condition on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Each case is different and depends on the unique circumstances of how the injury occurred.
Elements of a Premises Liability Accident Lawsuit
In order to win your case, you must prove all of the following:
- The owner had a duty to maintain the premises where the accident occurred.
- The owner knew of a dangerous condition and failed to repair it or warn about it. This allows the owner enough time to repair the condition after the danger occurs. For example, if a shopper next to you spills a bottle of milk in the aisle, and you immediately step in the milk, slip and fall, the owner will likely not be liable since he or she did not have notice of the condition and did not have time to repair it or to warn about it.
- The owner’s failure to maintain the property in a safe condition was the direct cause of your accident and injury.
- You actually suffered damages as a result of your injury.
There are some injuries for which you do not have to prove negligence. For example, if you are bitten by a dog while on public property or legally on the private property of the dog owner, the owner is legally responsible for any damage caused by the dog bite.
No matter what your injury is, or how it occurred, check with a personal injury attorney to determine whether or not you have a claim for damages.
Contact Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Robert H. Roether
Robert H. Roether has nearly five decades of experience in representing those injured in a premises liability accident. He will aggressively represent you to make certain you receive all the compensation to which you are legally entitled. His office is in Saline, Michigan, and he serves those in Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Washentaw, Lenawee and Macomb.
The law requires you to bring your claim within a certain amount of time after the accident occurs. If you miss the deadline, you lose your right to collect for your damages. Do not let the time run out. Contact attorney Roether as soon as possible at (313) 565-4733 or (248) 755-0200 for a free consultation.