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:
Utah law requires that you must be able to prove all of the following:
While this may seem a daunting prospect, the good news is that, when you hire our Layton premises liability attorneys to handle your case, we will set to work obtaining all the evidence you require.
There are many different types of hazard that are present in every type of building, so it is impossible to identify every potential cause of injury. Some common examples include:
Because this is only a short list 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.
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:
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.