One of the things which many people don’t understand is that they have the right to enter commercial buildings and expect to be safe while on the premises. If you have been injured in any type of accident or mishap while inside or on the premises of a commercial or public building, you have the right to compensation. Are you uncertain as to what the reasons are that would qualify you to bring a lawsuit against the owner or tenant of a property? Here are four of the most common reasons to hire a premises liability lawyer to help you settle your case.
1. Slipping or Falling Related Injuries
According to the premises liability expertise of the RomanucciBlandin Law Firm, this is the most common reason injured parties file a lawsuit. It can be difficult to get the responsible party to pay a claim and often the reason why a knowledgeable and experienced attorney is needed. Sometimes they are able to get the claim paid without taking it to court but other times the claim needs to be brought before a judge. For this reason, don’t settle for anything less than the compensation you deserve if you were injured in a slip or fall.
2. Injuries Caused in an Elevator or Escalator
While it is up to you to pay attention to the moving elevator or escalator, there are times when faulty equipment can cause you injury. If you need to prove that it was faulty elevators or escalators that resulted in injuries, or even the death of a loved one, it’s time to seek legal advice.
3. Objects Falling Causing Injury
Although this is fairly difficult to dispute, you’d be surprised at how many times the owner or tenant of a property try to blame the injured party. These types of injuries often occur in stores where items are liable to fall from shelves or when walking near a construction site on public property. Even those barriers that have been set up can’t prevent some of these kinds of injuries and if the construction company didn’t post of the danger well or follow OSHA guidelines, they are most often at fault.
4. Collapsing Buildings
Oddly, this just made national news in recent months. A building collapsed in Miami even though warnings were issued by an engineer,resultingin multiple deaths and injuries. While it is still not settled by insurers or courts of law, this is a prime example of what this type of case would entail. Don’t ever be afraid to seek compensation for injuries or personal loss due to any of these reasons. There are so many more reasons why a premises liability suit would be needed, and this is why you should always consult with an attorney at law if you are uncertain. The right legal team can get you the just compensation you deserve for the amount and extent of loss you incurred. Don’t hesitate to make that call because you really do deserve to be compensated.