Trust Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. to provide skilled representation in premises liability cases, holding property owners accountable for your safety and well-being.
Understanding Premises Liability
The Foundations of Property Owner Responsibility
Premises liability refers to a property owner's legal responsibility for accidents or injuries that occur on their property due to unsafe or hazardous conditions. In Oklahoma, property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors, tenants, and even, in some cases, trespassers. When this duty is breached, and someone is injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable for damages.
There are various situations that can lead to premises liability claims, including slip and fall accidents, inadequate security, faulty wiring, or improperly maintained structures. Each case is unique and requires a thorough understanding of Oklahoma premises liability laws to ensure the injured party receives proper compensation.
Proving Your Premises Liability Case
Evidence Matters in Holding Property Owners Accountable
To successfully pursue a premises liability case in Oklahoma, you must prove the following elements:
The property owner had a duty of care to maintain a safe environment.
The property owner breached that duty by allowing a hazardous condition to exist.
You were injured as a direct result of the hazardous condition.
You suffered damages, such as medical expenses or lost wages, due to your injury.
Gathering evidence to support your case is crucial, which may include photographs of the hazardous condition, witness statements, and medical records. At Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C., our attorneys are skilled in assembling the necessary evidence to build a strong premises liability claim.
Navigating Comparative Negligence
Understanding Your Role in the Incident
Oklahoma follows a comparative negligence system, meaning that if you are partially at fault for your injury, your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for your injury, your compensation would be reduced by 20%.
However, if you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you may not be eligible to recover any damages. Our team at Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. will work to minimize your percentage of fault and maximize your compensation.
Premises Liability Settlements and Trials Resolving Your Case in the Best Possible Manner
A premises liability claim can be resolved through a negotiated settlement or by taking the case to trial. Settlements are often reached through negotiations with the property owner's insurance company, and they can save time and resources. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, our experienced trial attorneys at Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. are prepared to fight for your rights in court.
We will carefully evaluate your case to determine the best course of action and keep you informed every step of the way. Our goal is to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Take Action Today
Let Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. Fight for Your Premises Liability Case
If you have been injured due to a property owner's negligence in Oklahoma, don't hesitate to contact Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. at (405) 217-3623. Our experienced team will provide the personalized representation you need to secure the compensation you deserve.