Using the stairs, crossing a lobby, or even walking around at work can lead to an injury on-premises. The legal term “slip and fall” is a type of personal injury suit in which a person either slipped, fell, or became injured on someone else’s property. These accidents can occur on public or private property such as a mall or another person’s home.
If your slip and fall lawsuit is pending because you’re worried about being able to keep up with all of the costs associated with the case, we can be of assistance. The Legal Funding Group can help you get the funding you need to proceed with your premises liability case. Contact us today for more information.
What Is Premises Liability?
Property owners in every American state are required to keep their properties maintained safely for visitors. Should a property owner fail to do this, they could be held accountable through a premises liability lawsuit. This kind of lawsuit attempts to hold property owners responsible for damages or injuries to another person that happened on their premises.
It is important to understand that if you sustained any injuries on another person’s property, that alone may not be enough evidence that the incident was due to the property owner’s negligence. In addition, the owner isn’t automatically negligent for any unsafe conditions that exist on the property. You must be able to show proof that the owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions but did nothing to correct the problem.
Required Care Levels for Property Owners
There are three different levels of care that are required for property owners. No one person will get the same level of care that another person might get because every situation is different.
Individuals who have been invited to another person’s property that commercially benefits the owner are considered invitees. For instance, customers are welcomed into a convenience store to purchase gasoline, food, and other items. The property owner owes the highest level of care to their customers or invitees.
Owners must complete mandatory inspections of their premises to ensure that proper warnings are displayed, or given, for any hazards that may exist on the property. Because owners are required to perform these inspections, they must be aware of any possible hazards, as they could be held liable for them.
Licensees are individuals who were invited to remain on or visit the premises for non-commercial purposes. This includes social guests, friends, and family members. The property owner must still maintain or fix hazardous areas but isn’t liable for hazards that they were unaware of or didn’t know about.
Trespassers receive a lesser degree of care than a commercial invitee or a licensee would. This still doesn’t mean that an owner can create a deliberately hazardous situation that would adversely affect a trespasser.
Types of Premises Liability Lawsuits
There are a variety of different types of cases our attorneys handle on a daily basis. The following list includes some of the most recurrent types of cases they take on.
- Apartment complex accidents
- Deck, balcony or stairwell injuries
- Fire-related accidents
- Industrial site accidents
- Slip and falls
- Assaults due to inadequate security
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Swimming pool injuries
- Amusement park injuries
- Concert injuries
Required Proof for a Viable Premises Liability Claim
It’s up to each state to decide what kind of evidence must be present in order for a premises liability suit to become viable. You should check with an attorney or conduct some research to find laws that might be appropriate for most jurisdictions. In general, however, the victim must be able to prove the following:
- The injury was caused by the person who either occupied, leased or owned the property where the injury happened
- The same person was neglectful in the use and management of the property
- The victim was injured or harmed
- The negligence of the occupier, leaser, or owner contributed significantly to the harm
What Victims Could Recover
A victim’s attorney could help them potentially recover damages due to wrongful death, pain, and suffering, medical expenses, or lost wages, depending upon the details of the premises liability claim.
Loans for Premises Liability Cases
If you become injured in a slip or fall accident, you’ll face a lengthy legal battle in the months ahead. A majority of property owners will claim that it was not their fault that you were injured and will fight with all of their might to get the case dismissed. In the meantime, you’ll owe thousands of dollars in medical bills as you deal with serious, life-altering injuries. This is where The Legal Funding Group comes into play.
The premises liability lawsuit funding we offer to our clients will help you pay all of your bills as your case goes through the courts. After all, you rightfully deserve compensation for your injuries, and your lawyer will be given the additional time they need to make sure that you get a fair settlement.
How Premises Liability Legal Funding is Evaluated
It can be tricky to evaluate a premises liability settlement loan. The good news is that we have in-house specialists who will provide you with the best possible rate to help you fund your case.
Our team focuses on the following factors with regard to issuing loans:
- Liability: Our team will ask you to discuss your personal injury, including how it happened.
- Damages: We’ll ask for some basic medical information about your personal injuries and how they relate to your case.
- Insurance Coverage Pertaining to Medical Expenses: Finally, we’ll ask you how much insurance coverage you have, as well as which medical providers might have liens on your case.
Once we have the required information we need from you, we’ll decide how the defendant could be held liable and predict the value of your premises liability suit including how much you might qualify for.
Premises liability lawsuit loans are approved based on liability. The amount of funding is determined by medical expenses, insurance coverage, personal injury, and damages.
Obtaining a Premises Liability Loan
With the help of your lawyer, we’ll be able to process your lawsuit loan in under 48 hours. Once your premises liability lawsuit loan has been approved by our staff, we’ll be able to deliver you the cash you need right away through wire transfer, next-day air, or direct deposit, with no upfront associated fees or costs. It’s up to you what you decide to do with the funds, but we recommend that you use them to pay off your medical bills or other expenses related to your case.
We’ll be happy to discuss your options with you. Give us a call or apply online today.