What You Have To Prove to Win a Premises Liability Claim?

What You Have To Prove to Win a Premises Liability Claim?

Getting injured on someone else’s property is something that could happen to everyone. All it takes is one moment of carelessness, and you could find yourself on the ground, with a severe back or head injury.

However, what happens if the injury happened due to the lack of maintenance of the property? What if you got injured because the property owner did not properly clean and maintain the area? In that case, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim against the property owner. In order for it to be successful, you have to be able to prove the following.

Negligence

In order to have a successful claim, you have to prove that the owner failed to maintain the property, or that the owner was negligent and did not do the job properly. If for example, the floor was dry and properly cleaned inside the store, but if the entrance to the store was wet and you slipped on it, you could file a claim against the property owner.

But proving negligence can be difficult. You would need to hire a premises liability attorney to help guide you and file the claim. Do you have an attorney who you can call? If not, feel free to contact Seattle premises liability attorneys at any time. Schedule your free initial consultation, and receive a free case evaluation in no time.

Ownership

The next thing that you have to prove is that the defendant legally owns the property. This is fairly easy, as it only requires a few legal documents to prove one’s ownership of the property.

Injuries

You have to be able to prove that your injuries came from that particular accident. In most cases, visiting the doctor right after the accident is important for several reasons:

  • You will get treated for your injuries
  • The doctor will provide you with medication and proper treatment
  • The doctor will write a report which will contain evidence that your injuries came from a recent accident

Your attorney will then be able to take the doctor’s report and use it as evidence. This will prove that you got injured recently and that you received treatment.

You can later seek compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

You Got Injured On Someone Else’s Property

Do you have eyewitnesses who saw you fall and get injured? It may be hard to file a claim if you cannot prove that you got injured on someone else’s property. If there were witnesses who saw you get injured, take their contact information and ask them to help you prove that you indeed got injured on that particular property.

If no one was around at the parking lot when you got injured, premises liability attorneys in Seattle could help you obtain camera footage from the local store, if there are any nearby. Give them a call today, and ask for a free consultation. Russell & Hill, PLLC is open and welcoming.

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