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Property Owners Can Be Liable For Dangerous Conditions

By Law Office of John R. Discavage  Jun. 23, 2011 4:48p

When customers shop at retail stores or visit other public places such as restaurants, theme parks, office buildings, hospitals, or government buildings, they generally expect a safe experience. When property owners, either public or private, allow unsafe conditions on their property; visitors can get hurt. When people are injured due to unnecessary hazards on others property, their injuries are generally related to slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability law.

Premises liability is an aspect of personal injury law. When it can be proven that a property owner was aware of unsafe conditions on their property, yet failed to take the reasonable steps to either correct such hazardous conditions, or warn people that such hazardous conditions exist, and somebody subsequently got injured or hurt as a result; than the injured party may have the right to a personal injury claim. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may have a legal right to compensation; contact a Frederick personal injury attorney without delay.

Hazardous Conditions on Public and Private Property

When there is a hazardous condition present on someone’s property, they must correct the dangerous condition in a timely manner, especially on public property. Hazardous conditions can include a lose handrail, a rotted out step (susceptible to collapse), a leaky roof, leaky machinery or equipment, a pot hole, lose or torn carpeting, a hole in the ground or flooring, ripped or torn linoleum or tile, uneven flooring or, an uneven sidewalk. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to unsafe conditions, especially on public property.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed on someone else’s property, contact a Frederick slip and fall lawyer from the Law Office of John R. Discavage, P.A. Slip and fall accidents may seem minor at the time, however more serious injuries may turn up later, similar as in a car accident. Property owners have a duty to their patrons and visitors to provide a safe environment. You may qualify for compensation that will cover your medical bills, pain and suffering and, lost income. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney from our firm today!

Contact a Frederick slip and fall attorney from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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