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Premises Liability

Premises Liability LAWSUITS

Under premises liability law, all property and business owners are responsible for ensuring a safe environment for visitors and guests, under reasonable circumstances, so that injury-causing accidents do not occur on their premises. If you’ve sustained an injury on someone else’s property as a result of their negligence, contact PARRIS lawyers for a free case consultation.

PREMISES LIABILITY LAWSUITS

Premises liability is a legal term for the liability of property and business owners for injuries incurred by others as a result of their negligence in ensuring safe conditions on their property or at their business.

In a premises liability lawsuit, the injured victim should prove one or more of the following:

  • 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 property owner or manager would have been aware of the condition and repaired it
  • The victim’s injury was caused by the negligent and unsafe condition

PROPERTY OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE

A property owner is legally responsible for adhering to building codes and for maintaining their 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).

COMMON TYPES OF PREMISES LIABILITY CASES
Common types of premises liability cases can involve:

  • Unmarked wet floors
  • Uneven walking surfaces, such as floors, carpets or sidewalks
  • Unmarked or broken steps and stairs
  • Faulty construction and failure to adhere to local building codes
  • Holes in walking areas
  • Malfunctioning equipment – faulty automatic doors or elevators
  • Insufficient security leading to assault and battery
  • Poor lighting
  • Negligent maintenance – substances spilled on the floor
  • Lack of warning signs for any dangerous conditions or dangerous areas
  • Unsecured items that fall and cause injury

CONTACT PARRIS PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEYS

Our attorneys at PARRIS have over 30 years of experience handling premises liability cases. Some of our notable premises liability case results include a $9.23 Million settlement for a woman injured by a table that fell over in a hotel lobby, as well as a $5.5 Million settlement for a woman who was assaulted due to the failure of a bank to hire adequate security for its business.  If you have been injured as the result of a property owner’s negligence, contact PARRIS law firm today. We offer free case consultations and guarantee that you will pay no fees until we win your case.

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