Premises Claims and Liability
Premises liability related accidents can occur at restaurants, supermarkets, ballparks, large sports arenas and sundry other places. Inside buildings, dangerous conditions such as lack of security or security cameras, torn carpeting, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow or poorly maintained stairs, or a wet floor can cause victims injury. The owner or operator of a business has a legal duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, or at least to warn the public of a dangerous condition that may exist, or that the owner was aware of, or should have been aware of. If this duty is not met, and one is injured on someone else’s property as a result of an owner’s failure to meet proper conditions, then one may have a valid claim against that business owner or operator. Premises liability claims encompass a variety of injuries including but not limited to injuries sustained in elevators, stores, building corridors; injuries sustained outside on private or public land; injuries sustained in resorts; injuries sustained during recreational activities; injuries sustained in swimming pools.
Slips and falls are the most common types of premises injuries, but premises liability lawsuits may also stem from any kind of unsafe or dangerous conditions on the premises, or a defect in construction, or inadequate maintenance of the premises where an injury or accident occurs. Premises liability injuries include injuries sustained from toxic chemical exposure, toxic mold, lead poisoning, defective lighting, failure to warn of hazardous conditions on the property, improperly maintained equipment, dog bites and animal attacks, and the list goes on. If you believe you or a loved one may have a premises liability claim, please contact Freese & Goss today.