In general, property owners have a duty to keep their property safe so that injuries do not occur to those on the property. When a person is hurt on property belonging to another, the person hurt may have a claim against the property owner.
This general rule, however, has many exceptions. Further, whether the individual hurt may have a strong claim will be dependent upon conditions specific to the individual. A claim may be brought on behalf of a child, for example, who may not have recognized a potentially dangerous condition (such as a swimming pool), while an adult may have a much more difficult time in prevailing for a similar type of claim, as adults are expected to recognize certain conditions that may be inherently dangerous.
Dangerous Property Claims Can Be Highly Fact-Specific
These cases often involve highly technical legal issues concerning the nature and limits of a property owner’s responsibility to maintain their premises in a safe condition. Premises liability litigation often comes down to comparing the defendant’s responsibility to keep property in a reasonably safe condition against the plaintiff’s general responsibility to watch where they’re going.
Where one responsibility ends and the other begins depends a great deal on the facts of a given situation. As a result, in the typical case involving injuries caused by dangerous property conditions, the defense can be expected to claim that the accident resulted primarily from the injured party’s own carelessness.
We advise clients about their rights for matters including:
- Construction site accidents
- Work-related injuries at remote sites
- Falls in structurally deficient buildings
- Swimming or diving accidents in pools
- Children’s injuries at playgrounds, recreation centers or camps
- Criminal assaults due to negligent security in nightclubs, arenas, parking garages or other public places
- Burn injuries
If You’ve Been Injured on Another Person’s Property, Call Us to Find Out How We May Be Able to Help
Please call the lawyers at Fein, Flynn & Associates so that we may schedule a time to meet with you at your convenience and learn about facts and circumstances concerning your injuries. there is no charge for this meeting. We can then advise you of the strength of your case and the possibilities available in recovering damages against the property owner.
If we serve as your attorneys, we will do so on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us any fees unless and until we recover damages for you.