When we enter a store, business or other location, we may not understand that we are owed a duty of care. Most locations heed this without much consideration. However, sometimes owners of premises can fail to execute a safe environment or the property can be downright unsafe or dangerous. The ultimate result can be personal injury for the unsuspecting person to enter the premises.
These injuries can manifest in many ways, but the point is that the person could seek damages under premises liability law. This is a form of a personal injury suit that seeks to achieve damages for losses incurred due to another’s negligence. This usually means the owner of the premises, or a related third party, like a contractor.
If the flooring in which a person enters a premise on is wet, uneven or otherwise dangerous for walking, it could easily lead to a slip and fall accident where a person could hit their head. This could result in a brain injury, neck injury or other serious injury that can really affect the injured in the short or long term. The owner of the property could have caused the dangerous conditions, known about the conditions or should have known had they practiced reasonable diligence.
The instances of premises liability injury are rarely expected or prepared for. Quite the opposite, they usually catch the injured completely by surprise. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the injured would take strides to recover for their losses due to a head injury from a slip and fall accident.