When someone is injured on another person's or company's property, the victim will likely consider legal action in the form of a premises liability lawsuit. These are complex claims, even though to the injured party the incident may seem straightforward. But there are many things to consider about these lawsuits.
Here in West Virginia, 2015 has apparently been a productive year so far in terms of tort reform. One of the important changes lawmakers made was to restore the "open and obvious" doctrine, a previously abolished rule of premises liability law which held that a property owner may not be sued by if someone on their property is injured by an obvious hazard.