Premises liability accidents fall under the umbrella of personal injury actions where the negligence of a property owner or business causes someone’s injuries. While the most common premises liability claim is a slip and fall accident, there are other ways that victims suffer serious injuries or death due to a property owner’s failure to protect them. If you or a loved one were hurt in a premises liability accident, the Injury & Disability Law Center is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Five Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
Property owners and businesses have a duty to keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition. They also must repair unsafe conditions that they knew or should have known about or warn guests of the danger if they cannot rectify the problem immediately. When they fail to do so, they can be found liable if a victim is injured on the property. Here are the leading types of premises liability accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability accident. Hazards that cause individuals to slip or trip and fall include:
- Water on floor
- Slippery floors from cleaning
- Worn carpet or cracked flooring
- Unsecured extension cords
- Snow, ice, and water accumulations
- Defective stairways
While dogs can be great companions, they can become dangerous if they bite someone. Under New Mexico’s laws, a dog owner can be liable for a victim’s dog bite injuries if they know or should have known that the dog was vicious or had vicious tendencies.
Owners of rental properties and businesses have a duty to provide adequate security at their properties to protect guests. When door locks are broken, lighting in hallways, entrances, and parking lots is inadequate, or a security guard does not do their job properly, an individual who is attacked may have an inadequate security claim against the owner.
Swimming pools can be dangerous, especially to children, when they are not properly secured. In addition, victims can suffer serious injuries or death in a slip and fall accident or a drowning if the owner fails to properly maintain the pool, pool deck, dressing rooms, and bathrooms.
Escalators and Elevators
Escalators and elevators can malfunction when they are not regularly maintained and repaired. Victims can suffer catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or death, in a tragic accident.
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If you or a loved one were injured in a premises liability accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who will aggressively fight to prove the property or business owner’s negligence and your right to compensation for your injuries. To find out how we can assist you, start a live chat or fill out our online form to schedule your free consultation today.