The laws that cover you when you have been injured on someone else’s land are called premises liability laws. These laws make the owner of the premises or land liable for any injuries or suffering sustained on it. This signifies that the owner of the property where you are injured is responsible for the loss. The accident could happen at a mall, a store, a home, office or commercial building to afford you legal rights over a premises liability claim. Any personal injury that may arise due to a fall or slip due a potentially dangerous condition in another person’s property that has remained uncorrected.

What are the conditions that may give rise to a premises liability claim?

Dangerous situations may arise when there are hazards on any premises that remain uncorrected. These situations may be taken into account by the Vancouver premises liability lawyer when he files your claim.

  • The fact that the land owner has knowledge of the hazardous area on the premises and has taken no cognizance of the matter is a grievous offence. It is compounded by the fact that you have been injured due to the hazard.
  • If the land owner is seemingly ignorant of the hazardous condition that is present even though it is easy to detect.
  • The land owner may not be aware that they have been a part of a situation that is unsafe due to their negligence.

What are the situations that may qualify as hazardous conditions?

The definition of a hazardous condition in the context of a premise liability claim may be

  • Slick, wet or uneven flooring
  • Debris that falls through unexpectedly
  • Ice and snow accumulations that are unsafe
  • Construction sites that do not carry any warnings
  • Escalator or elevator accidents

If these conditions prevail during the accident you can claim compensation. The level of compensation depends on the capacity of your visit to the area. If you are a business invitee then the level of compensation is the highest as the visit will also benefit the land owner. If you are a social invitee the compensation may be pegged a little lower as you also stand to benefit from the visit. The lowest liability is seen when you are an uninvited trespasser on the premises.

All the best for your case!