What You Need To Know For Your Injury Claim Involving An Unsafe Or Hazardous Condition
Virtually every property owner has a duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions on his or her property. In many cases, whether or not you were invited onto the property makes little difference. For example, if a property owner failed to adequately install a fence to keep children out of a swimming pool on the property and a child drowned or suffered injury in the pool, the property owner could be held liable for the costs.
Several elements are necessary to prove property owner negligence in any premises liability case:
- The property owner or property manager was aware of an unsafe or hazardous condition, but neglected to fix it in an appropriate amount of time.
- The property owner or manager did not properly warn visitors of the danger.
- The property owner or manager should have reasonably known about the danger.
- The unsafe or hazardous condition was the cause of your injuries.
You need evidence of negligence and an accurate valuation of your past, present and future damages related to the injury if you wish to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Define An Unsafe Or Hazardous Property Condition
Such conditions come in many forms for many types of properties. It is best to consult an experienced lawyer about your unique injury situation, but there are several common types of dangerous property conditions that cause injuries, including:
- Wet and slippery floors
- Icy sidewalks and parking lots
- Cracked or uneven sidewalks or walkways
- Torn or folded carpets
- Uneven floors or entryways
- Uneven stairs not properly marked
- Obstacles or merchandise in store aisles
- Faulty elevators or escalators
- Stairwells lacking adequate handrails
- Improperly lit hallways, stairwells, walkways or parking lots
- Inadequate security
- Improperly fenced swimming pools, construction sites or homes under renovation
Reasonable safety precautions must be taken by property owners and managers to safeguard all potential visitors to their property. If you or a relative has suffered any type of injury on someone else’s property, including assault or a sex crime, it is critical that you speak with an experienced lawyer.
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