Help For People Injured On Public Or Private Property
Property owners have a legal responsibility to make reasonable efforts to keep their property safe. Any dangerous conditions should be cordoned off and/or have signs warning of the danger. This includes warning signs about dogs or other animals that may bite or attack. Unless you were trespassing, any injury you suffered on public or private property where owners failed to take proper safety measures may be grounds for a premises liability claim.
Common Injuries That Result In Premises Liability Claims
The most common injuries associated with premises liability claims include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Bites and attacks by dogs and other animals
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Trampoline accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
Businesses have the highest level of responsibility for keeping their premises safe. All walking surfaces, stairs and displays should be safe and in good condition. Lighting and security should also be adequate to keep people safe. The government is responsible for maintaining these safety measures in public spaces.
Private property owners are also required to make reasonable efforts to keep their premises safe. Home and property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe for anyone who is invited onto their property.
Common Unsafe Conditions That Cause Injuries
Any unsafe condition can cause an injury that results in a premises liability lawsuit. Some of the most common conditions that lead to injury lawsuits include:
- Faulty wiring that leads to electrical fires
- Poorly maintained hallways, steps and walkways that lead to slips and falls
- Insufficient or malfunctioning security measures such as an inadequate number of security personnel or faulty security locks
- Unsafe conditions in retail stores such as shelves and displays that can fall on top of shoppers, or wet, slippery floors that are not clearly marked or condoned off
Premises liability cases often become complex, involving interactions with insurance companies, government agencies and sometimes local governments. To make sure you get fair compensation for your injuries, we recommend consulting with an experienced attorney before settling with an insurance company.
Contact The Baker Law Firm To Learn More About Premises Liability
If you were injured on public or private property due to unsafe conditions, contact The Baker Law Firm to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call 865-413-3438 or fill out our online contact form.