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Dangerous Properties

On Behalf of | Aug 22, 2013 | Firm News |

Negligent property maintenance, dangerous conditions, even improper lighting can all lead to premises liability. If you have been injured or attacked while on someone else’s property, such as a store, parking lot, pool, or bar, you may have legal rights. Landlords, property owners, and even shopkeepers may face liability when they fail to maintain safe premises. We can help to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

The owner of property has a duty to use reasonable care to keep the property safe from dangerous conditions. However, it is not too uncommon, for a resident, manager of a property, or independent contractor working on the premises who causes the premises to become unsafe.

These individuals could potentially be liable for the injuries incurred on the property that was unsafe. Most of the time it will come down to who had control of the premises. If a manager has the right to control property, then that manager must exercise control in a reasonable manner to prevent foreseeable injuries.

Furthermore, an owner or occupier of property must use reasonable care to inspect the property and discover any unsafe conditions. The owner or occupier has a duty to correct, repair, replace, or give adequate warning of any condition that could be reasonably expected to harm others.