Premises Liability Injury Claims Lawyer
Any property owner has a duty to maintain a safe environment for anyone that is on that property. This includes homeowners and business owners. Both can purchase premises liability insurance that covers accidents and injuries that may occur on their property. When a store owner neglects to keep safe walkways or adequate security, they can put their customers at risk of injury. If you are injured due to unsafe premises, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries from the property owner or their insurance company.
The general rule for premises liability law is that when an owner or occupier of land, by expressed or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come upon his/her premises for any lawful purpose, he/she is liable in damages to such persons. They are liable for injuries caused by failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe. The owner or occupier of the premises owes the invitee the duty of ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe. This is generally a nondelegable duty, so unless the owner has fully surrendered control of the premises to an independent contractor, the fact that injury resulted from the contractor’s negligence will not insulate the owner from liability.
Types of Premises Liability Injuries
Premises liability injuries come in many forms. It is not just slipping on a wet floor or sitting on a broken chair that can cause injury. Construction of the building, security measures and other factors can create unsafe environments that can lead to injuries. Some common types of premises liability injuries and risks include:
- Apartment/Hotel Rapes or Attacks
- Assaults and Shootings
- Balcony or Deck Collapses
- Falling Merchandise
- Fires in Apartments or Hotels
- Inadequate Building or Apartment Security
- Pit Bull and Dog Attacks
- Slip and Fall Injuries
If you have been injured when on another person’s or business’ property due to unsafe conditions, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown to discuss your claim.