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Layton Premises Liability Lawyer

Premises liability lawsuits arise when someone is injured visiting a building or public area and is harmed by the owner’s negligence or carelessness regarding the condition of that building or public area. Under the relevant sections of Utah law, the owners of all properties, both residential and commercial, must ensure that visitors to their premises can do so without fearing of becoming injure due to a hazardous or dangerous condition.

All types of premises are encompassed by this area of the law, with some common examples featuring in lawsuits tending to include:

  • Workplaces
  • Homes
  • Cinemas, bars, restaurants
  • Public spaces such as local parks
  • Construction sites
  • Government buildings

How Do I Prove That The Premises Owner Caused My Injury?

Utah law requires that you must be able to prove all of the following:

  • The property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition
  • The property owner failed to warn you about this dangerous condition and failed to fix it
  • The defect caused your injury

While this may seem a daunting prospect, the good news is that, when you hire our premises liability attorneys to handle your case, we will set to work obtaining all the evidence you require.

What Sort Of Defects Can Cause An Injury Leading to a Premises Liability Lawsuit?

There are many different types of hazards that are present in every type of building, so it is impossible to identify every potential cause of injury. Some common examples include:

  • Exposure to toxins such as dangerous chemicals or poisonous mold
  • Poorly signed or blocked fire escape
  • Exposed wiring
  • Falling objects from a roof or ceiling
  • Failure to keep their dog under control, resulting in a bite
  • Swimming pool accidents

Because this is only a shortlist of possible scenarios, we would advise that you discuss your case with our experienced premises liability attorney immediately, in order that we can assess your individual circumstances and advise you on how to proceed.

How Could A Layton Premises Liability Attorney Help Me?

If you meet all the conditions above, we can take your lawsuit further by pursuing the premises owner for damages and compensation. Most of these cases are settled out of court, but we will fight every step of the way to win your compensation and are always prepared to litigate on your behalf.

Following a successful lawsuit, the damages you recover will generally be in respect of:

  • Medical costs, including ambulance costs, medical and nursing treatment, and any physical therapy needed
  • Loss of earnings for when you were unable to work due to your injury. If your injury is permanent, lost future earnings could also be taken into account
  • Attorney fees, including private investigator and expert witness costs
  • Emotional and psychological stress

In some circumstances, punitive damages are also awarded to the plaintiff. These are intended to punish the person or company responsible and are awarded on top of any economic damages.

To discuss how our lawyers could help in your individual case, schedule your free evaluation by contacting our Layton premises liability attorneys today at 801-350-3506.