When you visit another person’s property, you assume that they will warn you of any hazards that may cause you harm. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially with businesses, office buildings, hotels, apartment complexes, stores, and so on.
If you were injured because of someone else’s failure to repair or warn you about hazardous conditions on their property, the resulting legal issue could be premises liability. Contact the Coates Law Office, PLLC, to learn more. You may be entitled to obtain substantial compensation for your injuries and other losses.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability law relates to personal injuries suffered due to the negligent care and maintenance of a property. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property free from dangers that might harm visitors. If you or someone you care about was injured due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to pursue a premises liability claim against the responsible parties.
Premises Liability Injuries
Injuries suffered due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property range in type and severity. Some of these injuries can be life-altering or even fatal and can vary from simple slips and falls to drownings, impacts from falling objects, electrocutions, violent attacks due to inadequate security, or even exposure to toxic chemicals and irritating fumes.
Who Can Be Held Liable For Premises Liability in New Hampshire?
In New Hampshire, the person or entity in control of the property is usually responsible for injuries sustained due to dangerous conditions on the property. This is often a company or person who has rented a property for business purposes, but could also be the city, county, or another governmental entity. In some instances, a combination of many different persons, businesses, or entities can be held liable for the victim’s injuries, including anyone who rents, leases, possesses, or works on the property.
What To Do After Sustaining An Injury On Someone Else’s Property
After being injured due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, take the following steps to collect and preserve the evidence needed to prove your claim:
- Report the incident to someone who represents the company or the owner
- Get the medical treatment that you need
- Take down the date, time, and location of the accident
- Take pictures of the unsafe conditions
- If you can, talk to witnesses who may have seen you get injured and get their contact information
- Keep the clothes and shoes you were wearing when you were injured
- Take note of the security measures in place at the property if you visited the property multiple times
- Try to remember how long you have known of the dangerous condition or degrading circumstances
- Contact an experienced Merrimack premises liability attorney to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident
Contact A Premises Liability Attorney At The Coates Law Office, PLLC
It is critically important that if you are injured due to hazardous conditions found on someone else’s property, you consult with an attorney immediately to evaluate the situation and help ensure that you receive just compensation from the responsible parties.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a premises liability accident in New Hampshire, please call the premises liability lawyers at the Coates Law Office, PLLC as soon as possible. Call (603) 262-5766 or contact us online.
Our law firm fights aggressively on behalf of people injured due to the negligence of others. We provide a free consultation and charge no fees if we do not recover compensation for you.