What is Premises Liability?
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that was due to negligence on the part of the property owner, you may be able to pursue legal action and seek compensation. Premises liability cases include slips and falls, dog bites, and negligent security, all of which could result in serious injury or even death. Our attorneys at Atkins & Markoff have extensive experience representing individuals who have been injured when visiting a property because the owner was unable to be fully responsible of events that took place on his/her property. This may also include the failure of the property owner to properly secure the home, business, or land to ensure that visitors are safe. Here at Atkins & Markoff, our lawyers are committed to and have experience with a wide range of personal injury cases, including premises liability cases.
Common Types of Injuries That Can Occur on Unsafe Premises
There are numerous injuries that can occur as a result of unsafe premises or negligent property owners. Some of the most common types of injuries include slips and falls, which may lead to broken bones, brain injury, back injuries, concussions, spinal cord injuries, and more. Additionally, dog attacks that result in broken skin or other more serious injuries can be considered cases of premises liability if the pet owner was negligent and did not have adequate control over his or her dog. Serious dog attacks may also lead to staph infections, which can be very serious.
If a property owner does not implement proper security measures and criminals are able to access the property and take advantage of innocent visitors, leading to physical injuries and financial hardship, you may also be able to file a premises liability lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been a victim of one of the accidents listed above or have suffered an injury that was due in part to the carelessness of a property owner, you should contact Atkins & Markoff immediately so we can help you establish negligence and seek fair compensation.
Are You Eligible to File a Premises Liability Claim?
If you have been injured on a property because the person who owns it did not properly secure the area or has been negligent, you may be able to file a lawsuit within two years of the date you were injured. It is important to be aware of the time limit. If you suffered an injury on a property and it has been less than two years, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim if you meet the conditions listed below:
- The property was a public place
- If the accident occurred on a private property, you were invited and not trespassing
- You are able to establish the defendant is the owner of the property or the person in charge of the area in which you slipped or fell and were injured
- The property had a defect or hazard that was not properly fixed by the owner
- The hazard or defect was a direct contributor to your accident
- You sustained actual injuries or damages from slipping or falling on the property in question
Contact Atkins & Markoff Today!
If you have been injured by a slip or fall on an unsafe property or one that was not properly cared for or repaired, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the owner of the property in question. Atkins & Markoff is an Oklahoma law firm with more than 100 years combined experience and have recovered more than $75 million across a wide range of personal injury cases. To find out if you have a premises liability case and to see what our lawyers can do for you, contact us today!