Jogger Files Premise Liability Lawsuit For Injuries From Cable
A woman has filed a premise liability lawsuit against a commercial realty company stating she was injured by a cable on the property’s premise while out jogging.
Plaintiff Regan M. filed the premise liability lawsuit on Nov. 4, 2016, alleging that she was jogging in an alley on the defendants’ property on Nov. 11, 2014 when she tripped on an “unmarked and nearly invisible cable.” She claims to have suffered injuries resulting in pain and suffering as well as loss of income and medical expenses. She is bringing the premise liability lawsuit on grounds that the defendants “failed to protect her from and/or warn her” of the cable she tripped on.
Regan is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, along with attorney fees and court costs. A jury trial has been requested and Circuit Judge James C. Stucky will be presiding over the case.
What is Premise Liability Injury?
A premise liability injury can happen anywhere. In Regan’s case, her injury reportedly occurred in an alley that was commercially owned and managed. However, private residences, public areas and buildings such as parks or grocery stores all have avoidable conditions that may lead to a premise liability injury. A victim of these type of injuries can sue a property owner, builder, or occupier for failing to protect or warn them about possible dangerous conditions.
Common examples of situations that may result in grounds for a premise liability lawsuit include:
- Animal attacks
- Slip and fall hazards
- Unsafe property or assault
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Inadequate maintenance
- Swimming pool injury
Premise liability injuries can range from relatively minor injuries such as scrapes or bruises to catastrophic, or in some cases even death. Common premise liability injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
Regardless of the type of injury, if the accident was the result of a property owner’s negligence, an injured person may be able to file a premise liability lawsuit in order to recoup damages for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost income, and punitive damages.
Filing a Premise Liability Lawsuit
Bringing a premise liability can be a complex process. Because states have different rules about who can recover damages for premise liability injuries, victims should consult an attorney who specializes in premise liability law. It is also the responsibility of the claimant to prove that the property owner was aware of the alleged hazardous condition and should be held legally negligent in failing to provide timely and adequate warnings.
If you or a loved one have been injured on someone else’s property in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced premise liability attorney at The Emma Law Firm for a FREE can explain your legal rights, help gather pertinent evidence, and optimize your chances bringing a successful premise liability lawsuit. Fill out the form below for a FREE case evaluation.
At the time of this article The Emma Law Firm did not represent any of the individuals involved in this accident.