Jonesboro Premises Liability
Premises liability claims arise from injuries sustained on property owned by another. Generally, these cases are lumped together and referred to as slip and fall cases. However, premises liability cases also cover other types of injuries, including injuries that occur due to a lack of security on the premises. In any case, those who are injured on property owned by another may have a claim for compensation against the property owner or manager.
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jonesboro personal injury attorneys have helped victims seek recovery for their losses for more than 30 years. If you have been injured on another’s property in the Jonesboro area, our team is ready to take your call today and help point you in the right direction.
Common Issues Facing Premises Liability Victims
In Arkansas, premises owners are required to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. This means that premises owners are not supposed to allow a dangerous condition to persist on the property without taking steps to remedy the condition and/or warn others of the condition. Examples of dangerous conditions that could give rise to liability for premises owners include wet or greasy floors, loose gravel on stairs or walkways, steps or drops in areas with poor lighting, and defective handrails.
In order to recover damages for injury sustained as a result of any such dangerous condition in Jonesboro, an injured victim generally must be able to prove that the premises owner either had notice of the dangerous condition or that the dangerous condition had existed for such a time that the owner should have been aware of it. Direct notice is not always required under Arkansas law. Sometimes, constructive notice of a dangerous condition can be sufficient.
Obtaining proof sufficient to establish liability in slip and fall cases can be tricky. Video and photographic evidence of the dangerous condition as it existed at the time of the injury are among the most helpful types of evidence that a plaintiff can present. Testimony of any independent witnesses who saw the injury occur or of any employees who were working at the premises could also help establish the premises owner’s liability. In all cases, time is of the essence when it comes to obtaining proof of liability. For this reason, it is important for injured victims to seek assistance and guidance from a Jonesboro lawyer experienced in premises liability cases as soon as possible.
Another type of case that falls under the umbrella of premises liability is negligent or inadequate security. These cases can arise when someone is injured during an assault, robbery, or some other criminal act while on another’s property. They commonly occur at apartment complexes and places of business. Since the injury itself usually results from the intentional act of a third party, holding premises owners liable in negligent security cases can be even more difficult than in other types of premises liability cases. In order to ensure that you receive compensation from all responsible parties, it is best to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney who can help you build your case.
Discuss Your Premises Liability Case with Our Jonesboro Attorneys
If you have been injured while on another’s property, turn to the Jonesboro premises liability lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz for assistance in bringing your case. We have 30+ attorneys and 120+ support staff members, which means we have a wealth of experience and resources available to help you pursue the damages to which you are entitled under Arkansas law. You can contact our office for a free consultation with an injury lawyer by calling 800-529-4004 or by using our online form. We are available 24/7 to take your call.