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Who’s responsible when you’re hurt on someone else’s property?

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2024 | Premises Liability |

A person who owns a home or a business is responsible for the condition of their property and ensuring it is safe, but there are limits.

Determining fault can be complicated and people who are injured need to think about how they will cover for all that was lost. That includes medical expenses, lost time on the job, pain and suffering and the possibility of permanent damage. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, it is imperative to have a grasp of how to pursue the responsible party and maximize compensation for all that was lost.

Understanding the law for landowners’ liability

The law addresses liability based on the circumstances. To know when property owners are liable, it can be useful to first look at when they will not be liable for injuries suffered on their land.

For example, if a person is trespassing and they are injured, the property owner does not face liability for injuries that person might have suffered. Entering someone’s backyard or going into their garage and suffering injuries when tripping or because something fell on them would generally not make the property owner liable for their injuries if the entry happened without permission. Still, if there is gross negligence where it was obvious a person could be injured by not addressing the danger or wanton acts where it was done purposely, then the property owner could be responsible.

Inviting people onto the land or allowing them to use it in exchange for compensation has specific requirements regarding liability. The property needs to be safe for what it is being used for. If it is agricultural land and people hike in areas that could leave them at risk for injury, then this could result in the owner being responsible for injuries that came about.

Circumstances must be scrutinized to determine liability

If you have been hurt on someone else’s property in Southlake and the surrounding areas, the aftermath can lead to extensive fear and worry as to what will happen in the future. Simply walking by a person’s home or venturing into their business and being injured can be a shock. The ramifications can hinder a person financially, physically and emotionally.

Your future can be compromised in myriad ways after an injury on someone else’s property and it is essential to accumulate evidence, know the process and be aware of financial realities as to what can be won as part of a claim. Knowing how to make a recovery in every way is key.

When you are dealing with these issues, knowing the fundamentals is critical and that starts with finding out who was responsible for ensuring the area was safe and holding them accountable for personal injury suffered when they were negligent.