If you’re hurt on someone else’s property, then there is a chance that you could make a premises liability claim for compensation. A premises liability claim is important for those who are badly injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence or failure to take care of their property.

Here’s an example. Imagine you go to visit a friend’s home. You are welcome there and were invited. They owe you the highest level of care when you arrive.

Their stairs have no railings, and while you walked up them, you ended up falling after a stair shifted under your weight. Should they be liable? The answer is likely, “yes.” It’s unlikely that they didn’t know about the stairs being dangerous, particularly since they knew that there was no railing to hold on to as you walked up the stairs.

What should you do if you get hurt at someone’s home?

In most cases, people will be willing to help cover the costs associated with your care, especially if you’re friends. If they don’t want to help cover your losses, then you have a right to pursue a premises liability claim against them. Most people should have no issue covering injuries that happen on their property, especially if they have homeowner’s insurance. This is just one of many possible types of coverage that could cover the losses associated with an injury on a person’s property.

Our site has more about premises liability and what you should do if you’re hurt, no matter where you are or who owns the property.