Omaha Premises Liability Lawyer
Accidents on another’s property can occur unexpectedly, both indoors and outdoors. These accidents often result in serious injuries – not to mention thousands of dollars in medical bills and other expenses.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury on someone else’s property, get in contact with a driven personal injury attorney. An Omaha premises liability lawyer at Inkelaar Law can fight any liability disputes raised by the insurance company, pursue a favorable settlement award on your behalf, or litigate your personal injury case through the court system.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Property owners and occupiers are responsible for the condition of their property. They are also generally responsible for what happens on their property. Property owners may be liable for:
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Inadequate property maintenance;
- Inadequate building security;
- Defective elevators and escalators;
- Dog bites;
- Improperly covered swimming pools; and
In addition to the property owner, other potentially responsible parties may include the property developer, landlord, property manager, or building manager. An Omaha premises liability lawyer can file a timely claim or lawsuit against all potentially responsible parties.
Duties of Property Owners in Lincoln
Invitees – or individuals invited onto the property for the owner’s benefit – are owed the highest duty of care. Licensees and social guests are also owed a duty of care but to a lesser extent.
Property owners must warn invited visitors of any known defects. If possible, they must also take the necessary action to correct these defects. They should regularly inspect the premises for any unknown, latent defects.
However, property owners must only avoid intentionally injuring trespassers or individuals with no permission to be on the land. They do not need to keep the land free of hazards or warn them of potential dangers.
Seeking Monetary Compensation
Premises liability victims often sustain serious injuries, including fractures, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and in some cases, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s). The after-effects of these injuries can be significantly worse for the elderly and others who may already have preexisting physical impairments.
To recover monetary damages, the person must show that one or more of the defendants were negligent. They must also show that this negligence directly caused their injuries and damages. They may be able to recover payment of medical and physical therapy bills and lost wages, as well as monetary compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of support. Feel free to reach out to an Omaha premises liability lawyer if you have any more questions regarding monetary compensation.
Statute of Limitations in Premises Liability Cases
Under Nebraska law, in a personal injury case – including a premises liability case where someone is claiming injuries – a victim must file suit within four years of the date of the accident. If a claim or lawsuit is not filed within that period, the person may be forever barred from seeking monetary recovery.
Talk to an Omaha Premises Liability Attorney Today
Proving fault in premises liability cases can be difficult. Insurance companies routinely try and limit their liability exposure in these cases. For example, the insurer may claim the property owner was not aware of any defect on the premises or did not have sufficient time to correct it. Insurers may also allege that you somehow caused or contributed to the accident by not paying attention to your surroundings.
If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries on someone else’s premises, an Omaha premises liability lawyer from Inkelaar Law can help you recover monetary damages for all of your aggravation and injuries. Call today to get started on your case.