When you slip, trip, fall or get into any other type of accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses by pursing a premises liability lawsuit. Here and in a few upcoming parts of this blog, we will highlight some important facts to know when it comes to these types of cases.
If you more questions and are ready to receive some specific information about your rights and case, you are encouraged to contact the Boulder premises liability lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm.
- The legal definition of “reasonable person” is important in many of these cases – When building premises liability claims for injured people, these cases are based in part on the fact that a property owner or manager either knew about or should have known about the dangerous conditions at the property and, yet, failed to do anything to fix them (or to warn people visiting the property about them).
While it can be tricky to decide and prove what a person should have known, this is where the term “reasonable person” comes into play. In simple terms, the standard for what someone should know is based on what a reasonable person in the same or a similar situation would know based on the available evidence and conditions.
When this “reasonable” standard is not met, the person (or party) in question is generally considered to have acted negligently and, therefore, can be on the hook for compensating people who were injured as a result of this negligence.
- You have to have had a legal right to have been on the property in order to have a case – While premises liability cases require that injured people were, in fact, injured by the dangerous conditions at a specific property, these claims are only valid if the injured person had a legal right to be on the property in question. In other words, the person will not have a valid premises liability claim if he was trespassing on the property when he sustained his injury.
Be sure to check out the upcoming parts of this blog for some more important facts and information regarding premises liability lawsuits.
Boulder Premises Liability Lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm: Experience You Can Trust
Have you been injured due to the dangerous conditions at someone’s property? If so, contact the Boulder premises liability lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or by emailing us using the form at the side of the screen. We are ready to fight for your rights to compensation and justice.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in accidents at dangerous properties, as well as in various types of accidents caused by other people’s negligence. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting.