Owners of public and private land are responsible for ensuring their properties are safe and remain free of dangerous conditions. Under Idaho premises liability law, this responsibility includes taking measures to avert probable hazards.
If you or a loved one suffered harm while on another person’s property, you should consider working with a Kootenai County premises liability lawyer to file a tort claim in order to recover compensation for your injuries.
Holding a negligent property owner or manager accountable for the harm you suffered on their land could be difficult without guidance from a seasoned legal professional. As such, do not hesitate to contact an accomplished civil attorney to ensure your rights are protected.
In order to move forward with a premises liability claim in Kootenai County, four elements negligence must be proven against a property owner:
Importantly, the duty of a property owner changes depending on the status of the injured party at the time the accident occurred. For example, a store owner owes customers a duty of care to provide a safe environment and, when necessary, a warning of potentially unsafe areas. However, a trespasser would not be afforded the same duty.
In total, there are three classifications for parties who enter the premises of another person’s property. The classifications are invitees, licensees, and trespassers. Consulting with our dangerous property attorneys in Kootenai County is a safe way to determine a potential claimant’s legal status on the property.
People injured due to hazards on another person’s property can obtain comprehensive compensation for their injuries. Compensation, also known as damages, covers both economic and non-economic losses.
An injured party may recover compensation for all of their accident-related medical expenses, physical therapy, the wages they may have lost due to injury, and the income they may lose if their harm is permanent. Furthermore, the pain and suffering and the emotional trauma they experience can also be compensated financially.
However, this compensation could be substantially decreased under the state’s comparative fault laws. Comparative fault requires assessing whether the injured party contributed to the incident and whether it precludes or reduces the potential recovery amount. Properly assessing the worth of a claim may require the trained eye of our seasoned lawyers in Kootenai County who have handled premises liability cases successfully in the past.
Our attorneys have experience handling dangerous property cases and could help you move forward with a claim against a negligent property owner or manager. There is a limited time to file a claim, so it is essential you act fast. Call our office today to book a consultation with our Kootenai County premises liability lawyers.
Owens, McCrea & Linscott, PLLC