Property owners are legally responsible for the safety of those who visit their premises. The owner of property can be liable for an injury that occurs on their property if it can be proved that the owner's negligence caused the injury.
Premises liability cases require the injured person to prove that the dangerous condition that caused the injury was either created by the property owner, or was actually known (or should have been known) by the property owner yet they did nothing to prevent an obvious hazard from injuring someone.
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If you have unpaid medical bills, lost income, and pain/suffering or other injuries/damages due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be able to recover from that property owner. But, often, if you were injured in a premises accident, you will probably need a lawyer in order to compel that owner to pay for your damages. We will obtain and review evidence, interview witnesses and help to recover the compensation that you deserve.
Some examples of premises liability accidents include:
Slick floors (spills, squished food, fresh mopping)
Construction defects (stair treads, no handrail, etc.)
Disrepair or structural collapse (broken step or railing)
Uneven pavement or unexpected step up/step do
Falling merchandise and other hazards
Exposure to mold or other toxic/hazardous substances
A serious injury is not necessarily a good case, while a less severe injury may be. It's not the extent of injury, but whether the property owner had a reasonable duty to your safety. Owners of businesses, apartment building owners, homeowners and the like can be held responsible for injuries caused by dangerous conditions. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
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