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What is premises liability?

What is premises liability?

When an individual enters another person’s property, they typically assume that the property is safe. Unfortunately, some people find out the hard way that the property was not safe and as a result, they suffer serious injuries. Property owners have the legal responsibility to make sure their property is free and clear of any hazards that can cause others to become physically injured. If a property owner fails to maintain a safe property, they can be held liable for any injuries that take place on their property. This is often referred to as premises liability.

Another important factor of premises liability cases is that the injured party is subject to the burden of proving that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous condition but failed to fix it. If the injured party can fulfill the burden of proof, they may be able to bring a successful personal injury case and recover significant compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Some of the ways an injured party can prove negligence is by providing photographic evidence or witness testimony showing that the hazards existed and caused the accident. If you have been injured on another person’s property, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can provide you with legal assistance.

Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. 

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