A PROPERTY OWNER’S DUTY TO MAINTAIN SAFE PREMISES
Who Is Responsible For My Injuries?
If a property owner has failed to upkeep his or her property according to local, state and federal regulations, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for resulting damages suffered. By filing a premises liability claim, you can hold the liable property owner responsible.
This area of law is designed to ensure that residential and commercial property owners and managers maintain safe premises for guests and occupants. It is important to understand your rights if you or a loved one has suffered injury from a negligent property owner or manager.
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What Is Needed To File A Premises Liability Claim?
You must be able to prove several things:
- The property owner and/or manager was aware of the hazardous condition but failed to remedy it in a timely manner.
- The property owner should have noticed the obvious risk.
- The responsible party failed to warn visitors of the potential danger — either verbally or by using visible warning signs.
- You were invited onto the premises.
If a property owner is to be held liable for a visitor’s injuries, they must have been reasonably aware of the visitor’s presence. As such, three different categories of visitor can be applied to a premises liability case: social guest, invitee or trespasser.
Showing Proof That You Were Welcome On The Premise
In order to determine liability, you must be able to show that you were either a social guest or an invitee. A property owner is not expected to maintain a safe property for visitors who were not expected or invited onto the premises.
This factor is usually not an issue when an accident has occurred on the property of a commercial business, such as a retail store. They have opened their doors to the general public and have subsequently taken on the responsibility of ensuring a safe environment.
If you have been involved in an accident, such as a slip-and-fall or falling object accident, that could have been prevented with reasonable precautionary measures, you should review the circumstances of your case with a lawyer immediately.
Types Of Unsafe Property Conditions
If you have been invited onto someone else’s property, you should not have to worry that you will be subjected to a potentially dangerous environment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It is important to be aware of some of the most common ways in which a property owner can violate his or her duty to keep visitors safe.
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Premises liability cases can prove to be complex, so if you believe that you are entitled to compensation for the harm that you have endured, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your case with an experienced legal professional.
We understand how devastating it can be to suffer a serious injury, so we would like the opportunity to assist you in pursuing the full and fair compensation you deserve.
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