- Providing safe and secure environments for visitors is the responsibility of all property owners, whether they own a public or private property.
- When a known hazardous condition is not properly fixed or the owner doesn’t provide sufficient warning to visitors, injured victims of pedestrian accidents can sue for neglect.
- An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help guide you through the parameters considered when determining your level of compensation, including nature of accident, severity of injury, and visitor status.
All property owners, residential and commercial, have the duty to ensure safe environments for all visitors. If you have been harmed by a hazardous condition on another’s sidewalk, personal residence, restaurant, mall, hotel, office building school, park, theater, museum or other property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim and receive compensation for your injury.
Pedestrian Accident Causes
“Slip and Fall” injuries are a major cause of premises liability and commonly occur from uneven or slippery surfaces but can also be the result of:
- crumbling stairs
- wet floors
- exposed electrical wiring
- raised flooring
- falling debris
- obstructed pathways
- poorly lit walkways
Although premises liability law seeks to protect parties who are injured as the result of the property owner’s negligence, it is often difficult to prove liability especially if the owner has corrected the hazardous condition. To ensure that the proper grounds for your claim are met, you should contact our knowledgeable personal injury and pedestrian accidents attorneys who have the resources and experience necessary to help you collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even emotional trauma.
Establishing a valid pedestrian accident claim
Our personal injury law firm can assess your injury and assist you in determining whether the property owner failed to maintain his or her property or properly warn of hazardous conditions. For your claim to be successful, it must be shown that the property owner knew about the hazardous situation and failed to correct it in a timely manner, and that the action or inaction of the property owner caused the condition which led to your injury.
Once liability has been established, we will work with you in proving a direct causal relationship between the hazard on the property and the injury that you suffered. A myriad of other factors including visitor status must also be considered when filing a premises liability claim. Visitor status explains your reason for the visit to the property. If you are an invited guest your claim may hold more weight in court, whereas a trespasser may not be able to receive any compensation for his injuries.
Our compassionate injury attorneys consider all of these factors and will represent you aggressively so you can take care of what is most important—recovering from your injury and regaining your health. If you would like a free consultation from one of our pedestrian accident attorneys, please contact Thompson Law Office.