Property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably free of safety hazards. They have a responsibility to ensure that their properties are being properly maintained and that any safety issues that come to their attention are addressed in a timely manner. Failing to carry out these actions can be considered negligence on the part of the owner.
If someone is harmed by safety hazards on the property caused by such negligence, that person can hold the owner liable and seek compensation through a premises liability claim or lawsuit.
Were you injured on someone else's property through no fault of your own? If so, do not hesitate to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney from Patel Law, PC We handle various kinds of premises liability cases.
Types of property owner negligence
There are various types of premises-related safety hazards that can cause accidents and injuries. Some of those include the following:
- Wet or slippery floors (which can cause slip and all accidents)
- Cracked or uneven floors or walkways
- Broken stairs
- Unsecured shelves (which can lead to falling objects)
- Presence of dangerous chemicals
- Inadequate lighting
- Chemical spills or release of chemical fumes
Premises liability accidents can occur in all types of settings, such as grocery stores, banks, hotels, amusement parks, government-owned properties and other locations. These accidents can result in all types of injuries, such as sprains, broken bones, head injuries and spinal cord injuries, though there are also many others.
Proving your premises liability case
In order to successfully prove a premises liability claim or lawsuit, the accident victim will need to prove that his or her injury was actually caused by the property owner's negligence (or the negligence of his or her workers or representatives). It will typically not be considered negligence if there was no reasonable way for the owner to know about the hazard.
At Patel Law, PC, we can help you present the facts behind your accident so that you can have a better chance of proving the other party's liability and obtaining the maximum level of compensation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!