Lawyers Who’ll Help You File Your Premises Liability Claim in Utah

It can be hard knowing what to do after you’ve been injured in a property accident in Salt Lake City, Ogden, or anywhere else in Utah. You may find that a property or business owner claims that they did nothing wrong. They might even say that you’re the one who caused your accident – and that they shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries.


Even worse, although owners of commercial and residential property have insurance to cover property accidents, these insurance companies might dispute your claim or even deny your claim. That’s because they want to keep money in their pockets – and out of yours. When you’ve done nothing to cause your accident, that’s not fair.

If you’ve been injured in a property accident of any type, contact the Law Offices of Peter W. Summerill today to discuss your options with an experienced attorney. Our firm knows what it takes to earn property accident victims the compensation they deserve. You might have grounds to file a premises liability claim if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, bit by a dog, assaulted or raped on somebody else’s property due to negligent security, or otherwise injured due to the negligence of a property owner or staff.

Property accident cases can be complicated. It makes a difference whether or not an accident has occurred on commercial or residential property. Common locations where property accidents can occur include:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls
  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Apartment buildings

Types of Premises Liability Claims

Negligent Security

It’s the last thing you expect when out for dinner or walking through a parking lot while returning to your hotel or apartment – to end up with an injury because there wasn’t enough security to prevent your injury. Perhaps you were held at gunpoint, carjacked, or had your wallet or purse stolen. Negligent security is a legal term that covers a variety of different property accidents, including violent assaults, including rape, all the way to break-ins and muggings. Unfortunately, negligent security accidents are common in popular tourist destinations such as Salt Lake City and its surrounding communities.
If you were injured as a result of poor or inadequate security, the perpetrator who attacked you might not be the only guilty party. The property owner where the crime took place may be guilty, too. At the Law Offices of Peter W. Summerill, our attorneys know this. That’s why we go after all responsible parties on your behalf. We understand you did nothing to cause your accident. You deserve compensation for your injuries. Negligent security can exist in many situations and settings, including the following:
Lack of security guards
Broken security cameras
Poorly trained security guards
Sleeping security guards
Poorly lit parking garages
Defective door locks
Unlocked building lobbies
Inadequate fencing around swimming pools
Failing to address history of violence in certain areas
Lack of warning signs around hazardous areas

Apartment Tenant Injury

It’s natural to want your home or apartment to be safe for yourself and your family. Unfortunately, landlords and others responsible for the property might sometimes fail to maintain a safe environment for their tenants. If you or your loved ones were injured as a result of an apartment accident caused by somebody else’s careless or negligent behavior, contact the Law Offices of Peter W. Summerill immediately. You could be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident.
Apartment tenant injuries in Utah take many shapes and forms. You may have been assaulted outside your apartment complex due to poor lighting or other forms of inadequate security. You might have been involved in a premises liability accident after tripping, slipping, or falling due to a broken handrail or torn carpeting. To make matters worse, your landlord or property owner may deny any wrongdoing. Their insurance companies might say that you caused your own accident in order to delay or deny your settlement. That’s not fair – and that’s why we’re here, protecting the rights of property accident victims in Salt Lake City, Ogden and across Utah.
Typically, the following criteria must be met to obtain a favorable verdict or settlement in a tenant injury case:
The landlord had control over the conditions that caused your injury or assault.
It would not have been unreasonable, expensive or difficult to repair the condition.
Serious injuries were likely to result from a failure to repair the condition.
The condition was present and apparent for a period of time in which the landlord should have reasonably been aware of, and corrected, the problem.

Property Accident

Commercial property accidents can happen anywhere, anytime in Salt Lake City, Ogden and throughout Utah. You may be out to dinner in downtown Salt Lake City when you slip and fall on a wet floor. A loved one could be injured at a grocery or department store in Bountiful after a heavy item falls off a shelf. You might have even been injured at your office due to a malfunctioning elevator or escalator. When accidents happen as a result of a business or property owner’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of Peter W. Summerill today to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney who’ll stand up for your rights.
Injuries on commercial property can take many different shapes and forms. Ranging in severity from minor cuts or bruises, to broken bones, all the way to traumatic neck, spinal cord or brain injury, even most minor of commercial property accidents could result in chronic pain, loss of motion, paralysis, or even a wrongful death. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may be able to pursue compensation from multiple parties, including business and property owners who created the conditions behind your accident.

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Attorney Peter W. Summerill is an attorney who serves the legal needs of personal injury and accident victims in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and across Utah.

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