Serious injuries and even death often result from negligently designed or maintained premises and unsafe environments. When an owner of a property or business invites a member of the public onto his/her premises, as a guest or patron, the owner has a responsibility to keep the premise safe for use.
Premises liability refers to a situation where an individual is injured on the property or “premises” owned or maintained by someone else. The property owner or party responsible for maintaining the property may be held legally responsible, or “liable”, for that person’s injuries if the injuries were the result of a dangerous condition that existed on the property.
Property owners and businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment for people on their property. If they fail to do so and someone is injured in result, they may be held liable for the injured person’s medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
The Haggard Law Firm has successfully represented families in a wide variety of premises liability cases against private businesses and homes and public institutions, including beatings and muggings in parking lots; injuries on construction sites; accidents in common areas, and slip and fall accidents.