Darkness is the enemy of safety and is often the reason for injuries. Whether you trip on a loose rug in the hallway of a business or get attacked in a dark parking lot, the owner of the property may be liable for your injury. It is important for business property owners to have adequate lighting to prevent injury and provide security for their patrons, employees and tenants. If you have been injured due to poor lighting at a business or commercial property, our team at Burnside Law Firm may be able to assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries.
All property owners can be held liable for certain injuries if they occur on their properties. Commercial building owners have a larger responsibility to make it safe for those that are entering or inside the buildings due to heavier traffic. Inadequate lighting or not maintaining lighting that is installed, can be considered a hazard. It can make it more likely for slips, trips and falls. It also invites undesirable individuals to pursue illegal activities or acts. When injuries or attacks occur in a poorly lit area, it may be determined that the injury could have been prevented by the property owner by simply adding more lighting.
Have You Suffered an Injury Due to Inadequate Lighting?
If you fell and fractured an arm in a dark hallway in your apartment building or were injured when attacked in a poorly illuminated parking lot at a store, you may be eligible to make a premises liability claim against the property owner. You may have medical bills, lost wages and other expenses that were incurred due to the accident or assault that can be paid if the owner is found liable for not providing a safe environment. Our team at Burnside Law Firm can review your case and help you determine whether you have a possible lawsuit that could result in compensation. Contact our experienced legal team to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.