ATTORNEYS WHO HANDLE E-CIGARETTE/VAPING ACCIDENTS IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
If you’ve sustained injuries on another person’s property, contact the Salt Lake City premises liability accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P.C. for reliable legal aid
In the state of Utah, hundreds of thousands of properties are occupied by single-family homes, apartment complexes, and residential structures that are utilized by our 3.2 million residents. Additionally, Utah is home to more than 203,000 businesses. Although we want to believe that every home and business in Salt Lake City and throughout the state of Utah is safe and free of any potential harm, this is far from true. In fact, thousands of people are injured in accidents at the homes and businesses of others each year.
In many cases, victims sustain injuries in accidents due to the negligent or reckless actions of home and business owners. When property owners and managers fail to ensure the safety of guests, it can have life-threatening consequences for victims. Regardless of whether you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, due to a falling object, or in another accident at someone else’s property, chances are you have to go through extensive medical treatment.
Not only is the road to recovery painful and long, but it is also extremely costly. The towering medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial burdens can have a negative impact on both victims and their families. If you have been injured in an accident while at another person’s home or business, it is crucial that you reach out to a premises liability attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you recover.
Utah personal injury attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P.C. have decades of experience helping victims in Salt Lake City and throughout the entire state protect their legal rights after being injured in accidents. Our team strives to provide our clients with the best chances possible of recovering.
We provide aggressive and responsive legal representation to our clients to ensure they are able to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions and get the justice they deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, due to the negligence of a property owner or manager, contact our premises liability lawyers in Utah at your earliest convenience.
COMMON LOCATIONS FOR PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENTS IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Although we want to believe that most places we visit are safe, there is always a small risk of being injured in an accident. When the property is owned or managed by negligent parties, the chances of being harmed are greatly increased. Premises liability accidents can happen in any location, regardless of whether it is a residential or commercial property. Some of the most common locations of premises liability accidents we see in Salt Lake City include:
- Restaurants and Bars
- Malls/Shopping Complexes
- Grocery Stores
- Construction Sites
- Public Walkways
- Public Pools
- Public Parks
- Parking Garages
- Apartment Complexes
- Office Buildings
This list is not all-inclusive. Virtually any property imaginable can be the host of dangerous conditions. Property owners are required to ensure their areas are safe for guests. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of a negligent property owner, you may have legal options available to help you recover. Contact our team at Jardine Law Offices P.C. today to see how we can help you hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions and get the justice you deserve.
CASES OF PREMISES LIABILITY OUR TEAM HANDLES
Being injured in an accident can have life-altering consequences for victims. The mental and emotional burdens are only made worse by the financial stress both victims and their families are forced to endure. Working with a seasoned legal team following an accident at another person’s home or business is essential when it comes to protecting your legal rights and securing the compensation you need moving forward.
Our team at Jardine Law Offices P.C. has extensive experience helping victims who have been injured in accidents caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Over the years, we have helped victims injured in a variety of accidents hold wrongdoers accountable. Some of the premises liability cases our team handles include those involving:
- Falling tree branches or other objects striking victims
- Animal attacks
- Slippery and icy sidewalks and driveways
- Wet floors that are not marked
- Inadequate lighting
- Assaults, shootings, and other physical attacks
- Inadequate securing measures
- Broken or missing stair railing
- Drowning incidents
- Pool accidents
- Open wells or drainages ditches that are uncovered
- Potholes and other broken ground surfaces
- Loose facades and roofing
- Malfunctioning and defective equipment
- Toxic fumes and chemical exposure
- Sharp object exposures
- Broken elevators
There are many ways that victims are injured in accidents while at the homes and businesses of others. When victims are harmed, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Our state provides a statute of limitations that dictates how long victims have to pursue the legal options available to them. Waiting can greatly compromise the ability of victims to recover and hold those at fault accountable. Reach out to our premises liability attorneys in Salt Lake City as soon as possible to see how we can help you.
LIABILITY AND DAMAGES IN PREMISES ACCIDENTS
Being injured at the home or business of another person can have a debilitating impact on your life. Whether you have legal options available to you after your accident depends on what category of guest you were at the time of the accident. Generally, you can be considered one of three types of guests. These include:
Invitees: This category of guests is protected by civil liability laws. In general, an invitee to a property is someone who was invited to the property by the owner. When you are specifically invited onto a property, you are invited under the assumption that the property owner is ensuring a reasonably safe environment for you. These guests include plumbers, roofers, and contractors.
Licensee: This category of guests does have protection under civil laws when it comes to premises liability. A licensee is a person who enters a property with their own purpose. However, they are permitted to do so. These guests include family members, party guests, and invited friends.
Trespassers: These people are afforded the least civil redress in Utah. Trespassers are people who enter a property without the permission of the property owner or manager. Property owners do not have a duty of care for uninvited guests. However, if a property owner anticipates that a person will trespass, the court can find that they have a duty to provide care in certain cases.
Children are afforded special protection in civil cases if they are injured on various properties. Premises liability laws state that property owners must ensure the property is reasonably safe to prevent children from injuring themselves. For example, pool gates must be locked, shallow pools must be fenced in, and other measures must be taken to prevent injury or death to children who enter, even without permission.
Victims who are injured in accidents due to the reckless or negligent actions of property owners can pursue legal options available to them to recover compensation. Compensation is awarded to victims to alleviate some of the economic and non-economic damages they face in the aftermath of a premises liability accident in Salt Lake City. Our Utah personal injury attorneys strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries for:
- Current and anticipated medical expenses for injuries
- Long-term treatment costs for nursing homes, rehabilitation, therapy, medical equipment, and more
- Lost wages from taking time off of work to attend doctor appointments and to recover
- Lost earnings when victims are unable to return to work due to disabling injuries
- Lost benefits from not being able to return to work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Punitive damages
When victims pass away from their injuries, our team helps their families maximize their recoveries for funeral expenses, burial costs, end-of-life arrangements, and other damages pursuable through the filing of a wrongful death claim. We understand the aftermath of an accident is challenging for victims and their families.
For this reason, we provide effective and responsive representation to ensure our clients are able to recover. If you have been injured in an accident, contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our premises liability accident attorneys in Utah are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options available to you.
HOW TO PREVAIL WITH A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE
If you have been injured on another person’s property, it is imperative that you prove liability in order to recover compensation from at-fault parties. Doing so involves proving that several elements of negligence existed at the time of your accident. These points must be demonstrated to the courts and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. While presenting your case, you must demonstrate that the following elements existed:
- There was a duty of care: The property owner or manager had a legal duty to care for the wellbeing of the claimant while they were on their premises.
- There was a breach of duty: You must demonstrate that the owner of the property breached their duty of care owed to you through some act of negligence.
- Causation: You would not have been injured had the property owner not breached their duty to provide you care while on their premises.
- Cause in proximity: The only factor that caused the injuries of the plaintiff was the actions of the defendant.
- Damage: An injury, as described by law, resulted in some loss to the victim was the consequence of the property owner’s breach of their duty to provide care.
Working with a responsive and knowledgeable Utah premises liability attorney at Jardine Law Offices P.C. will ensure you are able to prove your case and recover. Contact our team at your earliest convenience to get started.
Jardine Law Offices P.C. CAN HELP YOU
Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in accidents due to negligent and reckless property owners. In many instances, victims have to undergo surgery and spend weeks in recovery. Many people are left with broken bones and other life-altering injuries that require extensive medical care.
Not only do victims endure overwhelming mental and physical consequences, but the financial burdens they face from towering medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses can make it difficult to move forward. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that you seek legal guidance from a reputable premises liability accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible.
The Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P.C. have extensive experience helping victims throughout Utah hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Our team is committed to helping our clients get the justice they deserve while pursuing legal claims to ensure they are able to obtain full and fair compensation to cover the financial burdens victims and their families face from their accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s reckless or negligent actions, contact our law firm at (801) 396-9993. Schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you with our skilled and dedicated premises liability accident attorneys.
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