When filing a personal injury case or “lawsuit” aimed towards business it can be more tricky than if you were targeting a single individual. Claims for personal injury when involving a business can become complex with a variety of contexts arising. One of the most common conditions in such cases includes premise liability.
If you feel like you’ve been injured while working for a business or other company due to negligence, you might be able to bring a claim or lawsuit for damages. Businesses have legal counsel on their side protecting their best interests, and you should too. Seasoned law firms can look into facts and circumstances of your particular case and help you review all of your legal options.
Premises Liability Cases
Businesses who are open to the general public must maintain a reasonably safe environment at all times. This means everyone from the owner to the employees must take reasonable measures to warn the public of dangers that are present on the premises. Workplace individuals have a duty to inspect the premises often for any hidden defects or dangers on said premises.
A great example is a restaurant or grocery store, where managers owe a duty to safeguard the grounds for liquids and spills. Let’s say a spill did occur, the acting manager should take action to remove the spill or promptly place a warning cone around the possible damaged area. The manager and employees should consistently check all aisles and walkways for spills. Failing to do so could result in customer slip and falls and open grounds for a civil liability suit.
Building a Premises Liability Case
In order to prove a valid premises liability claim against a business, you must be able to show the employee (or business) had an ample amount of time to warn the general public of the danger or defect. If failing to do so, the “danger” that was not corrected could create a condition for an accident.
It’s very important to be mindful that premises liability goes well beyond slips and falls. Businesses are required to make the customer feel safe at all times. This notion also includes making sure all premise areas are well lighted. In this case, the customer could claim negligence against a business if harm befalls a customer due to ignoring that fact.
In conclusion, proving fault towards a business, the accident victim needs to prove that they incurred damages and that these damages were a direct result of the accident that happened on the business premises.
Talk To Enara Law Today About Your Case
Injuries that happen on business premises can range from fractures to small lacerations, to traumatic brain injuries. The Insurance company for the business will supply coverage and do its due diligence to minimize the compensation of the claim. This is important because the representing attorney understands how to maximize your recovery claim. Enara Law can take on the insurance company and file the necessary lawsuit or claim against an-at fault corporation or business.