Storeowners and property owners owe a duty to those coming onto the property to keep the property safe or to warn of any potential problems or hazards on the property. This hazard could include another person if the property had reason to know that the person was a danger to others. If you have been injured on someone else’s property you might have a premise liability claim. Premises liability involves claims by an individual who is injured on the property of another. The injured party may bring a claim against the owner of the property or the person or entity occupying or controlling the property at the time of the injury.
It is important to hire a trained attorney because the owner is not liable for a claimant’s injury simply by virtue of the injury occurring on the owner’s premises. The claimant must prove that the owner was negligent, and that the owner’s negligence caused the claimant’s injury. Also your reasons for being on the property will affect what kind of duty the homeowner had at the time of your injury. Please contact The Law Office of John B. Jackson to discuss your case if you have been injured on another person’s property.