Premises liability falls on the property owner and negligent property owners can be held accountable. Negligence can be in a variety of forms when it involves property and it is the duty of the property owner to ensure their structures are maintained. It is also their responsibility to ensure people on their property are safe.
A Slip and Serious Fall Has Many Causes Premises liability can occur when a floor is too slippery or when a building has loose materials that cause a hazard by blocking a waking path that prevents a person from safely navigating through the building. Other premises liability accidents can be caused due to exits or ramps that are not in place.
It can also be premises liability if a person is the victim of a crime due to lack of safety measures like parking lots with insufficient lighting. Premises liability can include employees that are injured due to dangerous conditions in the workplace and the owner of the work place failed to warn the employee of the danger.
Building owners are responsible for providing safe walkways leading to their property and this includes when there are weather conditions that can make the walkway dangerous. The building owner does not control the weather, but weather conditions can play a role in accidents. Other problems that can cause property accidents is uneven pavement, uneven or unsecured flooring or carpeting, which can be a cause of a person tripping and sustaining injuries.
What If I Am Hurt?
When a person is injured on the property the owner can be held liable and their insurance company. The costs of medical bills, loss of income and other damages should be covered by the property owners insurance and when it is not the owner can be held liable.
Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer
The Ehline Law firm PC, is experienced in premises liability and is knowledgeable in the laws that apply to this type of legal claim. Our lawyers have won noteworthy settlements and verdicts in these types of tort cases for our clients.