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Proving Negligence by Your Property Owner

A home should be a place of contentment, comfort, and above all, safety. Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises are safe for their tenants and visitors.

When you are injured on a property due to a property owner’s negligence, it can feel like your security is crashing down. But not to worry, you have a right to hold them liable for damages and seek compensation.

In order to win a premises liability case, you first must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent. Our skilled personal injury attorneys at Huffman & Huffman, PLLC dive into what those elements are.

Duty of care

The property owner owed the tenant a duty of care, which means the defendant had a legal responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their premises.

Breach of Duty

You must prove that the property owner should’ve provided you a duty of care and that the breach of this duty resulted in the injuries you sustained on their premises.

Injury

You must prove that you were harmed on the defendant’s property.

Causation

You must prove that the defendant’s breach directly caused your damages, harm, or injuries.

Example

Consider this example. Sarah lives in a building with inadequate building security. One day, someone walked inside the building and assaulted Sarah. Sarah may have a premises liability case against the building owner if it can be shown that he or she did not take reasonable steps to secure the building.

Injured on a Property? We Can Help

Premises liability cases can be very hard to prove, and you should expect the defendant to fight back hard, which is why you need a skilled personal injury attorney on your side. At Huffman & Huffman, PLLC, our attorneys are passionate about representing the injured and getting them the compensation they deserve. With over 150 years of collective experience and a track record of outstanding results in even the most complex premises liability cases, you can count on us.

Contact Huffman & Huffman today at (757) 330-3425 to schedule free, confidential consultation.