When you’re doing business around Boise, you have the right to expect that the establishments you enter are safe. If you’ve been injured because of a hazardous condition at a business or another property, you have the right to receive full compensation. This includes payment of your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses you may have suffered as the result of the accident.
If you need a lawyer to help you recover or to explain the process, Litster Frost Injury Lawyers is here for you. Our practice is dedicated to people who have been injured in accidents. Unlike other law firms, we don’t have to worry about losing corporate clients if we go after a big business. Our only interest is in helping you seek the full amount you’re entitled to. Contact us now to find out what your case is worth and to schedule a free consultation.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is the responsibility that a business or property owner has to make sure their premises are safe. This responsibility includes quickly taking care hazards like slippery walkways, and taking steps to prevent potential dangers such aa falling objects, and exposed machinery. The property owner must regularly maintain and inspect all areas that are open to the public or where the public could be reasonably expected to enter. They must also quickly correct any unsafe conditions or post adequate warnings to protect the public until they’re able to make a repair. Premises liability accidents may arise from the following conditions:
- Inadequate maintenance
- Rain or snow
- Defective furniture or equipment
- Worn out stairs, shelves, or roofing
- Lack of security
- Hazards accidentally or created by other customers or visitors to the property
As you can see, the property owner is not always directly responsible for the hazard, and sometimes hazards aren’t preventable. However, the property owner is responsible for monitoring their property so that they can become aware of any hazards within a reasonable time frame regardless of the cause.
What Should You Do If You’re Injured At A Business?
You should immediately notify the manager if you’re injured at a business. Many people quickly leave out of embarrassment and may not even realize they’re seriously hurt. However, it’s important to alert the business so that they may document the accident and take steps to prevent anyone else from getting hurt.
Because the business will hopefully try to quickly correct any unsafe conditions, you should also take photos and videos of the hazard if you’re able to do so. If you seek medical attention, thoroughly explain the cause of your injuries for your records.
How Do You Make A Premises Liability Claim?
Many reputable businesses will reimburse your costs if you were injured and give them your medical bills. Other business, however,may dispute the amount of damages you are claiming or even that you were hurt on their premises at all. Additionally, at places like shopping centers, there may be a question of whether the property owner, individual business, or management company is responsible.
To document your claim and identify who is legally responsible for compensating you, give us a call. Our experienced premises liability attorneys routinely handle claims throughout the Boise area and are here to help you recover. We offer a free consultation, so there is no risk to you if you’re unsure of whether you have a claim. Simply contact us to find out what you may be able to recover.