How to Prove Fault in a Case of Premises Liability
If you were injured on someone else's property, be it a retail store or a private residence, you may be wondering what steps you can take to recover compensation. While it may seem clear to you that the property owner was negligent in upholding their responsibilities, you must be able to support your case with evidence in order to pursue a premises liability lawsuit. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you reach out to a Dallas personal injury lawyer at the Lenahan Law Firm as soon as you have been injured. In doing so, you can ensure that the right steps will be taken to collect evidence, speak to witness, conduct an investigation and build an effective legal strategy.
In order to prove that the property owner breached their duty of care, you will need to show that:
- The owner or an employee created the hazardous conditions; or
- The owner or an employee knew about the hazardous conditions; and
- The owner or employee failed to remedy or neutralize the danger.
If you can establish each of these factors through circumstantial evidence, you should be able to secure compensation for the injuries that you have suffered. Since most property owners will deny having knowledge about the dangerous conditions, however, it may be up to you to prove that another "reasonable" person in the same position would have discovered and remedied the hazard. This can be difficult to do without the help of a Dallas personal injury attorney, so you should not hesitate to discuss your case with the Lenahan Law Firm as soon as possible.
To learn more about how we can help, contact our office today at (888) 473-2820 or submit a free case evaluation form online.