PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEY – NEGLIGENT CONDITIONS
Most Business and Property Owners carry Liability Insurance for accidents occurring on their premises caused by negligent conditions there. The key to whether you have a valid Liability Insurance Claim is whether the owner of the business or premises owed a duty to you to keep you safe from harm. If the owner breached that duty to you, a subsequent accident caused by the negligent condition may lead to injuries for which you may file a claim. Examples include:
- A grocery store has notice that a slippery condition exists in the store and fails to take corrective action. The resulting slip and fall may lead to an actionable claim by the injured party.
- The Owner of a home or Condominium Association has a Swimming Pool, which does not provide adequate safety measures designed to protect toddlers from drowning or injuries to others from diving boards or lack of proper supervision.
- Construction Sites are inherently dangerous, and the General Contractor has a duty to protect the public, especially children, from the dangerous conditions that exist. Examples of breaches of the duty to keep the public safe from harm is the failure to secure and adequately warn the public about an open hole or pit, the dangers of blasting operations, falling debris from cranes and upper floor construction operations.
When considering filing a premises liability claim, action should be taken in a timely manner. The first reason this is important is that you want to protect and preserve vital evidence on the case. Secondly, there may be statues of limitations that limit the time you have to file a claim after an injury has occurred. If you have reason to believe the negligence of a property owner has contributed to an injury you have sustained, then speaking to a premises liability lawyer should be a priority. Premises liabilities cases will often allow damages based on pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. Further, premises liability may also compensate the surviving family members in the event of death to a loved one.
Michael Sapourn spent 23 years primarily consulting with businesses and contractors about their liability insurance exposures. Loss control measures were often recommended to improve his client’s chances of avoiding these sometimes-grisly claims. Mr. Sapourn knows the standard of care expected of business owners and contractors. He can help you evaluate the strength of your accident claim for injuries.