Premises Liability Attorney in Portland
Injured on Another Party's Property?
Premises liability claims can be filed for injuries that occur on another individual's property, assuming that the injury could have been avoided if the owner provided proper care to ensure that their property was free of hazards. Personal injuries that take place on another's property often occur at a business, such as a grocery store. It was formerly a common occurrence for customers to slip on grapes, berries, tomatoes and other produce items that had rolled off a display bin onto the floor.
Over the years, grocery stores have become aware of this very common danger and are now much more vigilant and responsible in their efforts to prevent it. Premises liability lawsuits are sometimes looked at with skepticism by some who are suspicious about the validity of these types of accidents.
Many individuals suffer serious injuries when they are hurt because of a preventable dangerous condition on another's property. When a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to make the environment safe for visitors and the visitor is hurt as a result, the injured person has the right to hold the negligent property owner accountable.
Filing a Premises Liability Claim
Many individuals believe that lawsuits represent a threat to a property owner's livelihood, especially if the property in question is a business. At Angel Law, P.C., our Portland personal injury attorney will not take a premises liability case unless the case has merit, the injuries are real, and the property owner was negligent. Do not hesitate to schedule a free case evaluation with our office so that we can assess whether or not a property owner met his or her duty to provide a safe environment.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Property owner negligence can result from various scenarios. Some of the conditions that can result in serious injuries include broken flooring, uneven floor boards, slippery walkways, poorly lit stairs, or failure to remove ice from the property entrance. Historically, restaurants and grocery stores have been frequent offenders in failing to keep food, water or other dangerous items off their floors.
Dangerous or unsafe conditions may cause injuries at a variety of properties. Your own landlord may have rented you an apartment or home with a hazardous condition unknown to you, such as asbestos, lead paint, or toxic mold. Social hosts owe their guests a duty of care that prevents harm to the guest. The city or county also needs to make reasonable efforts to ensure that public parks are maintained and free of danger. Amusement parks, carnivals, museums, sports arenas, churches, racetracks, and exposition centers are all responsible for employing reasonable measures to keep patrons safe.
Pursuing Damages for a Premises Liability Claim
Oregon laws require businesses to provide adequate safety materials, including hand rails when necessary, adequate lighting, non-slip stairways, padding around ski lift pillars, smoke detectors, emergency exits, and other similar safety measures intended to prevent injury.
Many people are unnecessarily hurt every day because of dangerous property conditions that could have been easily corrected. You have the right to pursue monetary compensation if you have been injured on another's property. Our Portland premises liability lawyer can help you evaluate your options if you have been hurt because of a preventable condition on someone's property.
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