When we go to a supermarket or any other store, mall, office building or any place of business, we expect to get our business done and then move on with our day. But all too often, innocent people go to a place of business only to be the victim of an accident or injury, many times which could have been completely prevented had the premises owner taken the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of its patrons. Sometimes the injury occurs because the premises employees do not follow their own safety policies.
If you were injured while visiting a place of business, you may be able to obtain compensation. Premises liability law generally holds property owners and possessors responsible for injuries that occur on their premises because the owner or possessor failed to make the property safe or failed to warn about dangers that they knew or should reasonably have known.
If a property owner neglects this responsibility and someone slips and falls, is bitten by a dog kept on the property, or is exposed to toxic materials like mold, asbestos, or lead, the property owner is responsible for any damages the visitor suffers. A property owner is also responsible for any unsafe conditions that could attract children, such as swimming pools and trampolines, as well as any damage to neighboring property that occurs because of the property owner’s action or neglect of conditions.
If you were hurt on someone else’s property because of the property owner’s negligence, it is very important to reach out to an attorney as close to the date of the incident as possible so that preservation letters can be sent out for video footage and other investigation can be undertaken to look for video footage or potential witnesses. Please request a free consultation using the contact form on this page to discuss your legal rights and options.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your legal options and to handle your needs compassionately and appropriately.