close up photo of a plastered foot | Premises Liability Frequently Asked QuestionsPremises liability and slip and fall accidents occur everyday across the United States. While they might not seem as dramatic as car accidents or other types of personal injuries, they often have very serious consequences and lead to long term suffering. They can even result in ruined lives.

Also, there are many types of accidents that fall into this category, that many don’t often think of. For instance, someone who finds themselves a victim of a crime that took place on a property, where that type of crime occurring may have been foreseeable, could be eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit.    

Here are some common questions that people ask regarding premises liability accidents (Premises Liability Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: My apartment building caught on fire and was completely destroyed. I barely made it out before the whole thing became completely engulfed in flames. It has been determined that the cause of the fire was due to a wiring shortage. I lost all of my possessions and I don’t know what to do.

A: Building fires are extremely dangerous. Land owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for their customers and their establishment. Poor building fixtures are often the cause of residential fires and many times can be prevented with the proper maintenance updates. Liability issues are difficult to decipher in residential fires, contact a dedicated premises liability attorney to further discuss your concerns and legal options.

Q: I was injured at a restaurant when I slipped and fell on a wet floor. There was no caution sign warning me that the floor was wet and I hurt my back. What legal options can I pursue?

A: Property owners have a responsibility to warn their customers of potential hazards within their establishment. Failing to warn could mean they are liable for any medical expenses. Understanding your rights and figuring out who is liable in a premises liability case is difficult to make sense of. An attorney can help in determining your options.

Q: I was injured when I fell on a broken piece of city sidewalk. Doesn’t the city have an obligation to ensure the safety of it’s walkways? Do I have a lawsuit?

A: Numerous states have statutes protecting local government entities from being held responsible for various types of accidents. This is not true everywhere though, and it is worth discussing your case with an attorney who can let you know what your options are.

Q: Is a school or university liable for an attack that occurs on their property?

A: In general, an educational organization, just like a hotel, convenience store or shopping mall, is obligated to exercise reasonable care in protecting people on their property. If a school is aware of a particular part of their property that could be the location of a foreseeable incident, they may well be deemed liable by a court for the incident occurring there, if it does.

Property owners have an obligation to make their property safe for the public. If they fail to take precautions against foreseeable accidents or crimes, then they have a legal responsibility to make amends for the results of that oversight.

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Paysinger Law, P.C.If you or someone you love has been injured due to unsafe property conditions, you need an experienced and skilled attorney on your side from the start. You may be eligible to collect compensation for your injuries and property damage. Call the family-run personal injury law firm of Paysinger Law, P.C. in Lakewood today. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221. At Paysinger Law, we treat our clients like they’re members of our own family.

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