Property owners have a legal duty to keep their property free from unreasonable hazards and work to protect others from unnecessarily risking harm. When property owners fail to uphold this duty, this is negligence and it can all too easily lead to people sustaining serious injuries. If you have been injured on the property of another, you may be able to bring a premises liability claim in order to be compensated for your losses. Dedicated personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice handles a wide range of premises liability claims that will range from slip and falls to negligent security. Contact Attorney LoGiudice to get the legal help you need.
What Is Commercial Premises Liability?
All property owners, including business owners, have a legal responsibility to maintain their property in a way that keeps it reasonably free form hazards. Customers and those passing by have the right to visit the property and not have their safety and well-being jeopardized by preventable hazards. When a business property owner fails in this duty, they are considered negligent under the laws relating to premises liability.
Those who have been the victim of negligence relating to commercial property, will need to be able to show that it was the property owner’s negligence that led to their injuries. While commercial property owners have a duty to keep their property safe, the law does not impose an unreasonable level of care on them. An owner is considered negligent if they have not exercised a reasonable amount of care in keeping the property free from preventable hazards.
Commercial premises liability claims can involve a wide range of situations, including:
- Slip and fall accidents: A slip and fall may have occurred due to wet or damaged floors.
- Property defects: When a property owner fails to conduct regular maintenance, hazards can easily develop. When hazards and property defects arise, a property owner has a duty to make them safe as soon as possible and to alert customers to the potentially dangerous condition.
- Negligent Security: If a property owner has a business in an area known for criminal activity and fails to take adequate security measures to keep customers safe, the property owner can be held liable for damages you incur as a result of being the victim of criminal activity on the property. Poor lighting, lack of security personnel, lack of security systems, and a lack of other safety measures can all lead to a negligent security claim.
When You Are Injured On Someone Else’s Property, We Are Here to Help Enforce Your Legal Rights.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim. This means you can seek compensation for things such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. While money will not get you back all of what you may have lost, it can certainly help on the road to recovery. Contact Attorney Michael LoGiudice today.