Yuma Premises Liability Attorney
Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
Individuals who open up their property to others have a responsibility to provide for their guests’ safety. Unfortunately, improper maintenance can result in safety hazards—which can then cause harm or injury to guests. If you were injured on someone else’s property, you need a Yuma premises liability attorney who can help you stand up for your health and safety. At Bowman, Smith & Kallen, we help clients obtain favorable outcomes for their situations. Call our team to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
If you were exposed to unnecessary hazards on someone else’s property, you may have a case. Call (928) 433-2355 or contact us online to learn more.
Negligence as a Source of Injury
If you are a guest, invitee, or customer on someone else’s property, you should have a reasonable expectation of safety while you are there. Unfortunately, property owners may be neglectful, resulting in hazards that can cause injury or damage your health.
Property owners have a responsibility to address hazards that could result in injury, such as:
- Walkway areas that are uneven, unstable, or slippery
- Inadequate security that fails to prevent dangerous individuals from entering a property
- Potential for unsecured objects to fall onto someone
- Improper maintenance resulting in exposed wiring or other building hazards
- Environmental health hazards, such as exposure to toxins, unsafe gases, or fumes
Fault in Premises Liability
Determining fault is not always straightforward in a premises liability case. Though you may be able to name the party you believe to be at fault, a closer look at the circumstances might reveal multiple parties who contributed to the accident.
A defendant may also allege that a person or entity not named in the lawsuit is liable. For example, a plaintiff may claim that the owner of the building in which they were injured is at fault for the accident. That person, in turn, may claim that a maintenance contractor’s negligence caused the injury. That contractor could be named a “non-party at fault.”
If multiple parties were at fault for the injury, the judge will determine the percentage of fault for each party. They will then pay that percentage of the damages.
If you’re seeking recompense for physical or emotional damages after an accident, call our Yuma premises liability lawyers at (928) 433-2355 to get started building your case.