Unsafe Premises

Often a business, landlord, or possessor of property violates the law by failing to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition which can result in bodily injury or death, by way of slip and fall, drowning, electrocution or burn injury. Our attorneys are experienced in claims and legal actions relating to accidents which occur as a result of unsafe premises.

While the law does not require an owner or possessor of property to insure the safety of persons upon the property, he does owe a varying duty to persons on the property depending upon their status or purpose for being there. In general, a possessor of property has a legal duty to maintain it in a reasonably safe condition and remove and/or warn of hidden or latent hazards, and correct dangerous conditions of which the owner has actual or constructive knowledge. While patrons of a merchants business certainly have an obligation to maintain a proper lookout, arrangement of items on display for sale can distract a shoppers attention from dangerous conditions, which can cause injury. Claims and legal actions for recovery of money damages may be obtained and our attorneys would be happy to speak with you about your possible case. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail about your particular situation.