When you enter a property, there is a reasonable expectation of not getting
injured. Property owners, landlords or managers are responsible for maintaining
a relatively safe environment, known as premises liability. If you are
injured as the result of negligence, several parties may be responsible
for your injuries.
These injuries often occur from a dangerous condition on a property, whether
it’s an apartment complex or shopping mall. Uncleared snow, wet
floors, open excavations, lack of security, and uneven pavement are just
a few examples of dangerous conditions that may warrant a premises liability
claim. For example, if you slip and fall as the result of water on the
floor of a kitchen that lacks warnings signs, the owner or manager of
the restaurant may be responsible for your injuries.
In Alaska, slip and fall injuries are quite common, due to the abundance
of snow and ice. While not every case is due to negligence, an attorney
can help you determine if you have the possibility of a successful personal
If you are injured, these are a few of the things you must do:
Seek medical attention: If you are severely injured, go to the ER. If not, patch yourself up
but make an appointment to see a doctor as soon as possible. Medical documentation
will play an important role in your personal injury case.
Take photos of the dangerous condition that caused your injuries: Pull out your smartphone and get a few pictures and videos of the hazard.
If you can’t do it because you’re in the hospital, ask a friend
or your attorney to do it.
Collect information: That includes the names, addresses, phone numbers of the property owner
and any witnesses.
Seek legal guidance: After alerting the business owner of your injuries, call an experienced
personal injury attorney and get advice on whether or not you have a premises
If you have been injured on someone’s property, contact our Wasilla personal injury lawyers
at Denali Law Group today. Call (907) 357-5297 or contact us online