The basics of a premises liability personal injury case

Posted by Angelique CooperOct 15, 20190 Comments

Getting hurt on someone else's property is the basis for many premises liability personal injury cases. In Alabama, the laws governing these types of situations are clear on what is and is not negligent.

Knowing how personal injury and premises liability work may help you decide how to proceed should you suffer an injury. At A. Cooper Attorney at Law, LLC, our staff of attorneys and legal professionals strive to provide you the best and most accurate information on issues you need to know.

Personal injury and negligence

A personal injury lawsuit has to prove the defendant was negligent, and this behavior caused harm to the plaintiff. The defendant may have acted contrary to what a reasonable person would do to keep the public safe. In premises liability, negligence can also apply to a failure to act to rectify a physical condition of the premises that may lead to an injury. If a plaintiff cannot prove negligence, the personal injury suit cannot proceed.

Premises liability examples

There are many ways a person can get hurt while out and about. A car accident, a work accident, and even a medical mistake may all meet the standard of negligence. Premises liability is no exception. Some common examples of injuries sustained in this category include:

  • Slip and fall, inside or outside a building
  • Dog bite, inside a house or outside at a park
  • Snow or ice
  • Elevator malfunction
  • Assaults due to little or no security

If you have further questions about personal injury in and around a premises, refer to our website for further insight.