Help Filing Premises Liability Claims
Residential and commercial property owners are responsible for fixing hazards and maintaining the safety of their properties. If someone is harmed due to the presence of a hazard, the victim can file a lawsuit under premises liability laws. In some cases, these lawsuits can be difficult. No two claims are alike, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney to investigate the accident and determine if negligence was involved.
Was the Property Owner at Fault?
If you were injured due to unsafe conditions, it is important to determine if the property owner knew about the hazard. If the owner knew about the hazard and had time to fix it, he or she may be liable for your injury.
An expert witness can help determine if the property owner met the basic standard of care. This is why it is so important to hire an attorney. Lauren has an established network of expert witnesses who can provide testimony in premises liability cases. She also has experience analyzing architectural reports, maintenance record, and engineering reports to determine how an accident happened. If the owner could have prevented the accident, then you may have a claim under premises liability law.
Lack of Maintenance
Property owners have a duty to maintain their properties and ensure things are in good working order. If a property owner does not maintain an elevator properly, the owner could be liable if someone is injured in an elevator accident. Broken railings, tipped carpets, faulty lights, and other hazards make properties less safe and increase the risk of injuries. Property owners must repair all defects in a timely manner.
Property owners also have a duty to provide a safe environment for customers, tenants, and visitors, whether the property houses a retail establishment or an apartment building. Broken locks, unsecured doors, and lack of lighting create unsafe conditions. If a property owner is aware of security issues and does nothing to fix them, the owner can be held liable for any injuries that occur as the result of lax security measures.
Lauren Taylor Law can handle all your personal injury claims – call today for an initial consultation 864-907-4444