Holding Property Owners Accountable for Your Injuries
If you or someone you love has been injured on a commercial, municipal, or private property because of a hazard, you need to speak with a premises liability lawyer. The attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane in Salt Lake City, UT, can provide the legal counsel required to make informed decisions and guide you through the process of filing a claim. After evaluating your case, we can recommend what we believe to be the best course of action to protect your rights and maximize your recovery. Contact us online or call (801) 335-6467 to schedule your free case evaluation.
About Premises Liability
Injuries on private and public properties usually occur because of an easily preventable hazard. Unfortunately, injuries in such cases can be severe. Slip-and-fall accidents and accidents that result in objects striking the head can pose a real danger to an individual's health and well-being. Spinal injuries and broken bones, both of which can have life-changing consequences, are also common in premises liability cases. If you have been injured on another's property, our team can protect your rights and ensure that your interests are represented in court.
Though we all have a responsibility to be wary of our own actions, property owners have a duty to provide safe grounds for invitees and licensees. The plaintiff may have a legal right to compensation if an injury could have been avoided if not for a present hazard.
After evaluating your case, we can recommend what we believe to be the best course of action to protect your rights and maximize your recovery. Younker Hyde Macfarlane
Common Causes of Injury
A number of injuries can result in slip-and-fall accidents. Some of the common causes of injury in premises liability cases include:
- Failure to remove hazards (ice, liquid, obstruction, open pit, gas leak)
- Failure to warn of hazards such as wet floors
- Failure to inspect for dangerous hazards
- Failure to take measures to prevent unattended children from entering a pool
- Uneven grounds
- Cracked grounds
- Low-hanging obstructions
- Unguarded piercing objects (exposed nails, wrought iron, fence posts)
- Unrestrained dogs
In premises liability cases, the defendant may be responsible to pay damages for financial and non-financial losses stemming from the plaintiff's injuries. Determining potential damages is impossible without first evaluating the specific circumstances surrounding your case. That being said, financial compensation is often awarded for medical expenses, loss of wages, and intangibles, including pain and suffering.
If the victim has suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, future medical expenses and lifetime care costs will be taken into consideration. If the injury leaves the victim permanently unable or less able to work, inhibited earning capacity or loss of future income will be evaluated. Our team has been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. We will work alongside economists and consultants from the field of medicine to predict your financial needs so we can secure fair financial compensation on your behalf.
Contact Our Firm Today
Premises liability cases can be complicated, as establishing liability is often a difficult task. If you are shown to be primarily at fault for your own injury, you forfeit your right to financial compensation. For this reason, you should not underestimate the value of an attorney in these cases. For your best chance at a successful resolution, we highly encourage you to seek the services of a knowledgeable premises liability attorney. To set up a consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact our office online today or call (801) 335-6467.