Premises liability accidents refer to accidents caused by dangerous or defective property, either inside or outside a building. These dangers can be the result of many factors, such as faulty design, poor construction, low-quality building materials, dangerous clutter, or poor building maintenance.
If dangerous property conditions cause someone to be injured, the owner or occupier of the property may be liable for those injuries. Property owners have a legal duty to anyone who enters the property that they are not subject to unreasonable risk of injury. This applies to commercial properties, workplaces, hotels, and private residences such as apartment buildings.
Premises liability cases can also be the result of falls on a slick surface, holes in parking lots, uneven sidewalks, missing road signs, electrical hazards, insufficient lighting, unmarked drop-offs or holes, or retail displays with sharp corners that may cause injury.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by dangerous property conditions, an experienced personal injury attorney can help maximize your recovery. Each type of case is unique as the liability may involve certain safety codes or may hinge on whether the property owner was aware of the dangerous conditions that led to the accident. Proving fault in these types of cases requires prompt and thorough investigation by someone with the experience and knowledge to build the strongest case and protect your rights.
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