If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to an unsafe or dangerous condition, you may be entitled to compensation if the owner of the property either knew or should have known about the condition and failed to repair or correct it. A property owner’s or possessor’s negligence can cause permanent, and sometimes even fatal injuries. When this happens, you need someone in your corner to fight for your rights and to hold the liable party responsible for their negligence.
Premises liability cases can occur on all types of properties, including private homes, apartment buildings, offices, supermarkets, stores, and hotels. In each case, the property owner or possessor has a legal duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. An owner or possessor of property is negligent when it fails to repair or correct an unsafe or dangerous condition on its property about which it either has, or in the exercise of reasonable care, should have knowledge. If such negligence causes another person injury, that person is entitled to recover damages for their pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost earnings and medical expenses.
The kinds of incidents that can result in premises liability are numerous and can include:
- slip and falls
- trip and falls
- sidewalk accidents
- rape / sexual assault in a building with inadequate security
- elevator accidents
- dog bites
If you have been injured due to an accident on someone else’s property, it is important to contact an attorney who understands the law governing premises liability and will do what is necessary to protect your rights. At Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP, we will closely review the facts of your case and perform a thorough investigation to determine who is responsible for your injury. As part of our investigation, we may take photographs to prove the existence and nature of a dangerous condition before repairs are made; obtain statements from witnesses who may have seen your accident or have knowledge about the dangerous condition that caused it; and gather and review your medical records so that we can understand and, at the time of trial, prove the nature and extent of your injuries.
At Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP, we’ve successfully handled premises liability cases on behalf of countless injured clients and have held property owners responsible for the harm they cause when they fail to keep their premises safe. If you believe you have been injured due to a property owner’s failure to keep their property safe, please call us for a free consultation.
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