What do I need to prove to gain compensation for getting injured on someone else’s property?
If you are injured on someone else’s property, you might be eligible for compensation. However, in order to be compensated, you need to first prove that your injury was due to the property owner’s negligence. Examples of negligence include:
- The property owner created the dangerous condition;
- The property owner had actual knowledge about the dangerous condition; or
- The property owner should have known about the dangerous condition because through the exercise of due care, a “reasonable” person would have discovered it; and
- The property owner either failed to remove or repair the condition; or failed to warn about the dangerous condition, provided the warning would have made the condition safe.
In addition, the courts must also determine whether or not the property owner was “reasonable,” which means whether or not they took regular and thorough efforts to keep their property safe. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist with this.