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Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Under premises-liability law, all property and business owners are responsible to ensure a safe environment for visitors and guests, under reasonable circumstances, so that slip-and-fall accidents and other mishaps do not occur. When a property owner fails in this responsibility and a guest sustains injury, that guest may have grounds for a premises-liability lawsuit and should contact a lawyer immediately.

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Premises liability

Your premises-liability attorney at Parris Law will protect your rights and help you recover just compensation for your injuries or damages as a result of proven negligence on the part of the property owner.

To build a premises-liability case, the plaintiff needs to prove one of the following points:

  • The property owner or manager created the condition that led to injury.
  • The property owner or manager knew of the dangerous condition but failed to prevent it.
  • The dangerous condition existed for long enough that a reasonable person should have been aware of and repaired it.

Common Grounds for Premises-Liability Claims

Some of the most common grounds for premises-liability claims include:

  • Unmarked wet floors
  • Uneven walking surfaces, such as floors, carpets or sidewalks
  • Unmarked or broken steps or stairs
  • Faulty construction
  • Unsafe food products
  • Insufficient security
  • Poor lighting
  • Lack of warning signs for any dangerous conditions or areas
  • Workplace injuries, including construction accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are the most common premises-liability cases our attorneys handle. These personal-injury accidents are suitable grounds for a lawsuit when they are caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property.

A property owner is legally responsible for adhering to building codes and for maintaining his or her property so that it does not pose a risk to others. Property owners can be held responsible for injuries caused by hazards indoors (such as structural defects, uneven or slippery flooring and poor lighting) or outdoors (weather-related hazards, holes and hard-to-see obstacles).

If you have been injured as the result of a property owner’s negligence, contact our office today at (661) 949-2595