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Premises Liability

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If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may wonder whether the owner of the property is liable for your damages under a theory of premises liability. Well, this depends not only on the conditions of the property and the nature of your injuries, but also the state you live in. In many states, a court will try to determine whether your injuries were the result of the owner’s negligence or recklessness. For example, if you were injured in a theme park because a ride malfunctioned, the owner would more than likely be liable for your damages. However, if you were injured after slipping on some water in a shopowner’s parking lot, determining fault and liability would be less clear. If a landowner is found liable for your injuries under a theory of premises liability, he or she may have to pay for your medical bills, any loss of property, your pain and suffering and lost wages. A personal injury attorney can help clarify the law and your legal rights in situations like these. As a Pre-Paid Legal Member, when you have questions, just pick up the phone and call your provider attorney. Since Pre-Paid Legal plan benefits vary from plan to plan, consult your plan contract for specific plan benefits.

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