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What You Need To Know About Pursuing a Premises Liability Claim

What You Need To Know About Pursuing a Premises Liability Claim

By on Oct 30, 2015 in Personal Injury |

utah slip and fall attorneyHave you or a loved one been injured in a slip and fall accident? Are you struggling to pay your medical bills because of this accident? Have you been unable to work because of the injuries you sustained? If so, consider pursuing legal action against the property owners responsible for your fall and get the compensation you deserve.

Filing A Claim

Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured on a premises. However, there are a lot of factors that go into filing a premises liability claim. The most important factor is determining who is liable for the accident. Generally, property owners are responsible for the safety and well-being of their tenants and invited guests. Property owners are considered liable if they knew or should have “reasonably” known about unsafe conditions on their property. A property owner who was aware of a water leak in the building, for example, could be held liable if someone slips and falls on wet floors.

Another factor to consider is the “status” of the plaintiff. In other words, the courts will ask what the plaintiff was doing in the building — and why. A plaintiff who was trespassing, for example, generally is not entitled to compensation since the property owner isn’t under any obligation to protect uninvited “guests.”

It’s also important to consider the plaintiff’s actions and behavior leading up to the accident, even if he or she was permitted in the building. If the plaintiff slipped and fell on a mopped floor that was clearly labeled by a custodian, for example, he or she may not have much of a case.

Hire Symkoviak

There are many complex factors that go into successfully filing a premises liability claim. A Utah slip and fall attorney can help guide you through the steps needed to file and win your premises liability claim.

The attorneys at the Symkoviak Law Firm know just how to approach your case. They understand how trying a slip and fall accident can be and will guide you every step of the way. Their experienced and compassionate attorneys will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact Symkoviak today for more information about how an experienced Utah slip and fall attorney can help you.