Running a business takes a lot of work already to manage on the front end, however, there is important business to be taken care of on the back end, as well. Accidents happen and if they happen on the premises of your business, you could be held liable for any injuries that are sustained.
Victims of a premises liability accident may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against a property owner if the property owner has breached their duty of care. You will need to seek legal assistance to effectively gather essential information that will help support your claim of negligence being involved in the accident.
At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our premises liability attorneys have over 60 years of collective legal experience in handling personal injury cases. We have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements for our clients. Due to our success with client satisfaction, we are confident that we will deliver a good outcome to your case.
Premises liability means that the owner of a property or a business can be found liable for any accidents and/or injuries that occur on the premises. The owner is expected to provide a duty of care to their visitors. For this reason, it is important for landowners to take proper precautions in order to ensure the safety of their visitors. This includes placing warning signs or barriers in any hazardous areas around the property. If accidents do happen on your premises, they will be billed to the insurance companies. However, the goal is to prevent accidents from happening in the first place.
General liability insurance coverage offers coverage for companies in the case that an accident were to occur on their property. This is an essential form of business insurance and if you choose a business insurance package, be sure that this one is included.
In order to win a business insurance claim, an aggrieved individual must prove that the injuries sustained are due to an accident caused by the business owner’s negligence to the property. They must prove that the accident happened because of a dangerous situation that the property owner was aware of, but took no action to correct. This can mean that the condition that caused the accident was: created by the owner; known about by the owner, though neglected; or long existing enough for the owner to know about and correct before an accident occurred.
While accidents do happen, it is a business owner’s responsibility to ensure that they are prevented by establishing the best protective and preventive actions possible. Here are four ways to prevent accidents and premises liability cases:
A premises liability case can severely impact the reputation of your business. Although there are times that accidents and injuries might be staged by people in order to receive compensation, this is the minority of the incidents that occur. It is important for business owners to take responsibility for these accidents because if they try to fight against it, it could be unfavorable to their image as a business. An experienced premises liability attorney could assist business owners in managing false claims and or mitigate settlements between the aggrieved individual and the business.
If you are seeking legal representation in a premises liability case, our skilled team of premises liability attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are available 24/7 to assist you. We will assess your case to determine what should be done in order to get you the compensation you deserve. We will also negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you are given a fair settlement offer.