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.
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:
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.
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.