It is the responsibility of a property owner to ensure anyone on their premises is safe and not put at undue risk for injury. Whether it is a home or business, the owner should not allow unsafe or defective conditions to injure anyone that enters the property. This can include many different safety issues, from proper security and lighting to preventing access to broken or defective elements that can cause injury. If you are injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property they may be responsible, and you could receive compensation for your injury.
“Unsafe” conditions can cover many different issues. Slippery floors, broken stairs, exposed electrical wiring and many other elements can be labeled as unsafe. A defective safety device on a carnival ride or a tripping hazard left on the floor at a restaurant can all lead to serious injuries that could be prevented. When these types of accidents occur, it is often the property owner that is considered at fault when a premises liability case is pursued by the injured victim.
Have You Been Seriously Injured Due to an Unsafe Premises?
Any time you are injured on someone else’s property because it was unsafe, it is worthwhile to discuss your accident with an attorney. Serious injuries can occur when safety issues are not corrected by property owners, and they may be liable for paying compensation to the victim. Medical bills, rehabilitation, time lost from work and many other expenses can add up quickly if you are injured due to unsafe property conditions. A premise liability claim against the property owner can help you cover these expenses.
If you have been hurt or injured due to defective or unsafe conditions at a business or someone else’s property, contact our team at Burnside Law Firm today for a free consultation. We have the experience and expertise to help you pursue compensation for your injury.