Bruce Law Group, LLC – Premises Liability Lawyers
Aside from automobile accidents, premises liability cases often result in an abundance of personal injury claims. At Bruce Law Group, LLC, our attorneys have dealt with all kinds of premises liability cases. While premises liability cases may seem less serious than catastrophic automobile accident cases, they can lead to severe and sometimes life threatening injuries. Accordingly, if you were injured as a result of another’s negligence or misconduct, you deserve compensation no matter how serious your injuries are or how significant you or others may think your case may be. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you fight for your legal rights and interests.
Common Causes of Premises Liability Cases
Most people are familiar with slip and fall cases, but premises liability matters are often much broader. Premises liability includes, but is not limited to, the following types of situations resulting in injury:
All of these situations injury listed above, in addition to many possible situations not mentioned here, are often caused by an absence of care on the part of the individual, company, or other entity that owns the property where the injury occurred. This type of conduct is considered negligent and is a breach of the duty of care that is owed to you as the injured victim. To learn more about personal injury law and what negligence means, please visit our general personal injury law practice area.
Most slip and fall cases occur in the commercial setting, such as at restaurants, grocery stores, office buildings, along with other retail establishments, but can also occur in a private setting. Slip and fall incidents occur when a guest of a home or patron of a retail business fall and sustain injuries from something that is the fault of the premises owner. For example, if you fall because you slipped in clear liquid that was not visible to you, and the owner of the premises should have been aware of the spill, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained. Further, if you are a guest in a friend’s home and you trip over dangerous, cracked concrete stairs attached to the home, you may have a valid claim for damages.
- Slip and fall incidents;
- Improper security;
- Faulty or dangerous living conditions, such as rotted wood staircases, rotted floor boards, and electrical problems;
- Exposure to toxic substances; and
- Dangerous condition of common areas such as broken sidewalks, absence of lighting, among others.
Injuries resulting from improper security can occur if a gated community is not being monitored as required by a housing arrangement or lease. For example, if you live in a gated condominium community (whether you own or rent the condominium) and a security guard is supposed to be monitoring all pedestrian and vehicular traffic going in and out of the housing community, then you expect that obligation to be fulfilled. If a security guard is not performing his or her job duties, and a thief is able to break into your apartment and cause you harm, the manager or owner of the housing community may be responsible for compensating you for your injuries and associated losses.
The other situations listed above that constitute premises liability, such as dangerous living conditions or exposure to toxic substances, can result in serious injuries. For example, if you live in an old apartment that has rotted wood floors that cave in, you may be entitled to compensation if you become harmed. Another situation may arise where a landlord has not maintained the lighting of the common areas of an apartment complex. If you fall or otherwise injure yourself due to limited visibility, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries you have suffered. As far as toxic substances, many people have been exposed to asbestos, radon, and lead paint, chemicals and substances that are often prevalent in older homes. If you are not aware of such conditions and become physically ill or injured as a result of exposure, you may have a valid personal injury claim against the owner of the premises.
Common Injuries Resulting From Premises Liability
The injuries one sustains as a result of premises liability can be severe and sometimes fatal. Common injuries resulting from the various situations described above, include, but certainly are not limited to, the following:
- Broken bones;
- Soft tissue injuries such as torn muscles or ligaments;
- Traumatic brain injuries, concussions and other head injuries;
- Electric shock;
- Neck and spinal cord injuries; and
- Illnesses that require substantial medical treatment (these are the injuries resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals and substances)
There are numerous ways an individual may be injured or become ill from incidents arising in premises liability matters. While some cases may be straightforward, others may not. To better understand your particular situation, you need the care and attention of Bruce Law Group, LLC. Our team of legal professionals will evaluate your injuries and each and every fact and occurrence that lead to the harm you sustained. We will also request documentation from the party alleged to be at fault to help determine whether or not that party is responsible for the injuries you have suffered.
Whether you have broken your leg, sustained a severe concussion, or have even become paralyzed due to a dangerous fall, you deserve strong representation to make sure the party at fault is held responsible. If an injury, no matter how small, has caused you to incur medical expenses, lost wages, and potentially future expenses, you deserve compensation. You will never know whether you have a valid claim unless you seek the advice of experienced premises liability attorneys. The attorneys of Bruce Law Group, LLC will be your dedicated legal advocates.
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Why Hire Bruce Law Group, LLC For Your Case?
Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers provide serious legal representation for serious personal injuries. We ensure each and every client receives superior customer service. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay legal fees until after your have been compensated. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact Bruce Law Group, LLC at (502) 498-8887 for your free, comprehensive consultation.