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Salt Lake City Premises Liability Lawyer

Businesses, even private parties, are indemnified by Utah law to have premises that are safe for shoppers, tenants, and hotel guests. Stairways must be cleared of obstructions, areas, where commoners are not allowed to enter, must be properly fenced off, and rental units must be safe for those paying for their occupancy. It’s unfortunate that many premises owners fail to uphold their end of the bargain, which causes serious personal injury to individuals statewide.

In 2015, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 31,744,062 nationwide nonfatal injuries, of which 29.5% of those reported accidents resulted from unintentional falls, and another 12.8% involved victims being struck by or up against another inanimate object. While these statistics fail to account for those which occurred negligently, it’s safe to assume with the volume of cases in Utah courts that plenty resulted from premises liability issues.

The Jardine Law Offices P.C. will help victims of premises liability accidents fight for their rights and secure compensation for injuries that could’ve been avoided. Our Salt Lake City premises liability attorney, who’s been admitted to both the Idaho and Utah BAR Associations, has over 100 trials under his belt. Rest assured any cases regarding premises liability will be litigated to the highest standard of law.

How Premises Liability Cases Form

To prove an accident stemmed from negligently cared for premises, Utah courts require a certain standard of proof, beyond a shadow of a doubt. Juries and/or judges will be looking for:

  • Establishment of Duty: The owner of the premises had a legal duty to care for an injured person’s well-being while on their premises.
  • Breach of Duty: The premises owner, through negligence, breached that duty.
  • Causation: An injury wouldn’t have occurred had the premises been properly cared for by its owner.
  • Cause in proximate: It was only the defendant’s failure that caused injury to the plaintiff, and nothing else (including acts of God).
  • Damage: An injury, as described by law, occurred resulting in ‘some’ loss to the victim.

Our Salt Lake City premises liability attorney, from the moment an injury occurred, will visit the premises, canvass the area for witnesses (if they can exist), subpoena camera footage from other surrounding buildings (if applicable), and collect any police and medical reports to build a solid premises liability case.

The Right Attorney Rights Wrongful Actions

Taking liable parties to court can proportionately diminish one’s final settlement, not for lack of effort, but because experienced attorneys know the standard of evidence, filing deadlines, and courtroom decorum expected by trial judges. Inexperienced pro se litigants may find presenting their case to juries challenging, if not impossible.

It’s a property owner’s duty to keep their buildings, amenities, and grounds safe for human use, especially true if their properties are designated as a for-profit.

Let the Jardine Law Offices P.C. hold property owners accountable for the negligent actions, which many times means we’re able to discuss favorable settlements outside of the confines of the court.

To schedule your free case evaluation, phone or email our Salt Lake City premises liability attorney today.

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Date published: 02/03/2019

I had a good experience with Jardine Law Offices. They were able to have my case dismissed. Jeff did an amazing job. Their staff has also been exceptional. Thank you!