Premises Liability Cases Involving Falling Debris
Premises liability law is the area of personal injury law that deals with protecting the rights of those who are injured on other people’s unsafe property. As a lawful entrant onto someone else’s property, whether commercial or personal, you have certain rights. Among those rights is the right to safety. If there are any circumstances present on the property that would potentially compromise your safety, and the owner or manager of the property either knows of those circumstances or should know of those circumstances, then it is the duty of that owner or manager to inform you of the potential hazard and take reasonable measures to protect you from the hazard. If he or she fails to fulfill this duty, then he or she can be held liable for damages if you are injured as a result.
One of the most common causes of injuries on unsafe premises is falling debris. When it comes to handling claims involving premises liability and falling debris, the Melbourne, FL personal injury attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm have the skill, experience, and resources to achieve success with even the most complex cases. If you or a member of your family has been injured by falling debris on someone else’s property, or if you have tragically lost a family member in such an accident, our personal injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for your losses and expenses.
Time is of the essence in any personal injury case. Contact the Charpentier Law Firm today to arrange for an evaluation of your premises liability claim.
Examples of Falling Debris in Premises Liability Cases
When we refer to “falling debris” in premises liability cases, we do not necessarily mean “falling trash,” although trash or refuse certainly could fall under the umbrella of debris in this context. Falling debris could include any object that falls from a shelf, window pane, scaffolding, ladder, piece of equipment, area of construction, stack of products, or other great height in either a commercial space or private residence. If an object falls from above a person’s head and causes damage upon striking that person, it qualifies as falling debris.
Common examples of falling debris in premises liability cases include:
- Boxes, cans, and overstocked product in retail stores
- Tools, equipment, and machinery on construction sites
- Boxes, equipment, and other heavy objects in warehouses
- Personal items from shelves in people’s homes
Common Injuries in Premises Liability Cases Involving Falling Debris
When people are struck by falling debris, they most commonly suffer injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, or spine. Common injuries include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, broken bones, and whiplash. In the most serious cases, injury victims can sustain permanent paralysis or even be killed. In the tragic event that you have lost a member of your family in such an accident, our personal injury attorneys can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf.
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If you would like to arrange for an evaluation of your premises liability case, please contact the Charpentier Law Firm today.