When a Gulfport resident goes to a business for shopping, banking, eating, or any other reason they expect they will be safe. No one ever expects they will be injured just doing something routine. Unfortunately, there are times when a person is unexpectedly hurt at a business. The following are the most common types of premise liability cases.
Slip and fall
This is one of the most common types of premises liability cases. There are many dangerous conditions that can lead to a person suffering from a slip and fall injury. The floor can be wet, a staircase may be defective, a sidewalk may be icy, there can be broken floorboards, or there can be cracks in the sidewalk. There are many dangerous conditions that a person may come into contact with that can cause a slip and fall accident.
A person may be exposed to dangerous fumes. This can happen from a gas leak or if someone doesn’t clean up a chemical properly.
Broken floors, sagging doorways, broken porches, can all be serious hazards. Building managers need to make sure their building’s condition is in good shape and all issues have been addressed and repaired.
Parking lot issues
A parking lot can be another place where a person can be seriously injured. It is the duty of the parking lot owner to make sure there is adequate lighting, indicate where lanes are located, marking areas for pedestrian crossings, and that the pavement and sidewalks are well-kept.
Seeking help with obtaining compensation
If a person has been injured in a premises liability situation they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury. An attorney can review the circumstances surrounding the injury and help their client understand what happened to cause the accident. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.