Who Is Responsible For Your Injuries?

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The parties responsible are usually the owners of that property. If the property is rented, the landlord may be responsible if the incident occurred in an area where the landlord had control and was required to maintain. The owner of the property is responsible for general maintenance, including repairing or eliminating any dangerous conditions.

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There is sometimes a stigma against filing a claim against a friend or family member if you were injured at their house. However, often times, it is the only way to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries. Typically, homeowner’s insurance will provide coverage if someone is injured on the insured property. In such cases, the homeowner will experience very little loss, but you will be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.

When Is A Homeowner Not At Fault?

A burglar is at fault for any injures from a slip and fall at someone’s homeA homeowner may not always be at fault for accidents on a residential property, especially if the person who fell was fully responsible for the fall. They also may not be responsible for the injuries of trespassers and unwanted guests (i.e. burglars) because those persons are not invited guests on the property. However, children are sometimes an exception to the rule because children are unable to perceive danger in the same way as adults.

For example, a homeowner might be at fault if a child trespassed onto their property to use the homeowner’s pool and was injured. If the homeowner knew that a child would be enticed to use their pool and did not take the necessary precautions to keep their pool area safe, then they could be held responsible. But, an adult in the same situation, would not be able to recover in a slip and fall lawsuit because they should have been aware of the danger.

Why Hire Us?

RI Slip and Fall Lawyer meeting with clients injured by a slip and fall at someone’s homeIf you have been injured at a slip and fall at someone’s home, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. The lawyers at our firm have years of experience handling these kinds of cases and there is no fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form on our site.