Premises Liability

Premises liability law involves the responsibility of property owners to maintain safe conditions for people coming on or about the property. Our premises liability attorneys can help you determine if you have a case, and if you do, get you the compensation you deserve for your injury. Personal injuries suffered on another's property, whether on a sidewalk, or in a home, apartment complex, hotel, park, or commercial property, may be the result of negligent maintenance or the complete disregard for the safety of others. If you or a family member have been injured in a fall or other accident away from your home, because of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else's property, that property owner may be liable for your injuries. Common types of premises liability injuries result from:

  • Falling objects

  • A broken walkway

  • Improper signage

  • Debris, ice, oil on a walkway

  • Slip and fall on the premises, parking lot, stairs, etc.

  • Amusement Park Rides

Negligent Security

 

Negligent security is a separate area of premises liability law that applies to injuries suffered due to criminal assault, robbery, abduction, or other crimes occurring on commercial or public premises. Property owners who do not maintain safe buildings and properties may be held liable for damages under premises liability law or laws governing "negligent security" because you have the right to assume a level of personal safety when visiting public places or commercial properties.

Common Types of Negligent Security Injuries

 

  • Sexual or other assault

  • Robbery

  • Abduction

 
Common negligent security cases include claims of injury due to:

 

  • Inadequate security or security cameras

  • Inadequate lighting

  • Inadequate key control or locks

 

The reason you were on the property may make a difference in whether you can file a claim for your injury. For instance, if you were injured while trespassing, you may not be eligible for compensation. If you were invited or had a reason to be on the property, you have a better chance with your claim. Our experienced premises liability attorneys can help you determine if you have a case.