Orlando Premises Liability Attorneys
Every year, many people are hurt while in someone else's home or place of business. People may be injured on a flight of stairs, on a patch of ice or snow, or by a defect in the building. The law provides that property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe for people who are on the property lawfully. In some situations, such as those involving businesses that encourage the public to come in, the law may say that the property owner has the duty to inspect its premises, and to discover dangerous conditions. If you have been injured while on property belonging to someone else, it is essential that you seek legal counsel from experienced personal injury attorneys.
The Duty to Keep Property Safe
In some states, a property owner (including a tenant in possession of property) has a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of people lawfully on the property (that is, people other than trespassers). This rule means that the owner has the obligation to inspect the property. If the owner finds dangerous conditions, he or she must either repair those conditions, or warn of them. If he or she knows about a dangerous condition but does nothing about it, the owner may be liable to lawful visitors injured by that condition.
In other states, a property owner's responsibility will depend on the legal status of the person who was injured. If the person who was injured was on the premises at the invitation of the property owner (for example, a restaurant patron), the owner may be liable if he or she did not take reasonable steps to provide for the safety of the injured person. For others, there is no duty to take affirmative steps to make the property safe.
The duty of a property owner depends on many different factors, and will vary from state-to-state. An experienced personal injury litigation attorney will advise you about the rules that apply in your state for your case.
If you have been injured on someone else's property, you need to consult with an attorney to learn what your rights are in your particular case. An experienced personal injury litigation attorney will be able to analyze your case and tell you if you have a legitimate claim for your injuries.
Experienced Orlando Premises Liability AttorneysContact Hanson & Hanson's Central Florida Premises Liability Attorneys today for your free initial consultation. Contact us at 1-800-426-7662 or use the Free Case Review Form found on this page. We have Orlando Premises Liability Attorneys ready to meet with you now!
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