INJURED FAMILY MEMBER
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property and keep visitors reasonably safe. When property owners, or property managers fail to maintain their property and a visitor is injured, then they may be responsible for compensating you. However, not all injuries incurred on someone else’s propery are the owners responsibility. This can depend on several different factors.
TYPE OF VISITORS
Property owners have varying degrees of responsibility depending on why someone was on their property.
Invitees are invited to the premises by the owner, either explicitly or implicitly. For example a restaurant’s customers qualify as invitees. Invitees are entitled to have the most care. It is the owner’s responsibility to discover, correct and/or warn of any dangers, failure to do so could place liability on the owner.
Licensees enter the owner’s land by invitation, but they are there for commercial activity. This would apply to house guests or those who are visiting public land. Licensees have a lesser duty of responsiblity owed to them, owners can only be held responsible for hazards that were known to them.
Trespassers have the least amount of responsibility. In fact owner’s owe little to trespassers, but if trespassers are common on the property, the owner must warn of any known dangers or hazards. However, in the instance of childeren entering the property, the responsiblity placed on the owner his higher. If childern can gain access to the property, it is the owner’s responsibility to keep their property secure.
SLIP & FALL LIABILITY
Slip and fall claims are some of the more common injuries that occur on someone else’s property. These injuries are often seen as slapstick comedy, but can result in very serious injury for the victim. These can be caused by uneven floors, poor lighting, wet floor, snow or ice, and pooled liquids. If you’ve slipped and fallen at a business you were visiting you may have a case, especially if there were not proper warnings about the hazard that caused the fall.
INJURED ON AT A BUSINESS OR SOMEONE’S PROPERTY?
If you’ve been hurt due to the negligence of a property owner, call us. Our team has been involved in cases just like yours many times. We understand your rights and how to get you the best possible outcome for your claim. Our team of injury attorneys are here for you.
Hiring an attorney after being injured on their property will allow you focus on recovering from your ordeal. Call or contact the property injury experts at Wettermark Keith today. We offer free case consulation and will get all the details of your claim and help you determine the best course of action pertaining to your situation.
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