Injured On Dangerous Property? Our Firm Is Here To Help You Seek Compensation.
A premises liability claim asserts that a private or public property owner failed to provide a reasonably safe place for guests, visitors and/or customers. Furthermore, these types of claims must show that the property owner knew of or should have known of the dangerous condition but did nothing to correct it in a reasonable amount of time. From skipped sidewalk repairs to ignorance of standard safety procedures, dangerous conditions can cause injuries if property owners do not act responsibly.
The Law Offices of James F. White, P.C., has represented numerous injured individuals throughout Norfolk County. With more than 30 years of experience, we are well-equipped to handle all types of premises liability claims, including slip and falls.
Property Owners Are Obligated To Maintain A Safe Environment
Both public and private property owners are required to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property. Though many injured victims are hesitant to file these types of claims, property owners should be held accountable for their negligence. In fact, making sure a property owner fixes a dangerous situation can prevent others from getting injured in the future.
In order to pursue compensation for an injury that occurred due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you must show that:
- Whoever caused your injury (directly or indirectly) is responsible for the property. A person does not have to own the property to be responsible for it. Managers and operators are also considered responsible for the maintenance of a safe property.
- The person responsible for your injury was negligent in their maintenance of the property, either through ignorance of safety regulations, leaving items out to block pathways, failing to repair or update equipment, or not posting proper warning signs.
- You were injured as a result of the responsible party’s negligence. The court will likely want to review your medical records, take account of the circumstances and your health, and know about any follow-up treatments you had as a result of your injury.
As long as you were not trespassing on the property, you typically have the right to file a premises liability claim in the event of an injury.
Types Of Premises Liability Claims We Handle
While slip and falls are the most commonly known type of premises liability claim, there are several other accident and injury cases that fall under this category of law. Our experienced attorneys are equipped to handle all types of premises liability claims, including but not limited to:
- Slip and falls
- Snow and ice accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Inadequate maintenance
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Inadequate security claims