8 Common Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability refers to the assumption of responsibility that a property owner has regarding the safety of his or her property. When property owners or managers fail to keep their premises safe, individuals who are hurt because of this negligence can file premises liability lawsuits in order to secure compensation for their medical bills and other damages. Although there are a variety of ways in which a property owner’s negligence can injure innocent clients, guests, and other visitors, there are several general categories of premises liability cases.
Leading Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Property owners are responsible for addressing potential safety concerns on their properties in a timely manner, and if they are unable to do so, they must place appropriate warning signs and/or barriers in order to protect their patrons. Some of the most common types of premises liability cases involve:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Lead paint poisoning
- Mercury poisoning
- Porch collapse
- Stair collapse
- Swimming pool injuries
- Elevator and escalator injuries
Whether intentional or unintentional, a premises owner’s failure to maintain his or her property can be dangerous, and victims of this carelessness can take legal action to hold the property owner accountable for his or her irresponsible behavior.
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of property owner negligence, the knowledgeable attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, welcome your questions and concerns and can help you determine if you are eligible for a premises liability lawsuit. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact our offices today at 615-277-2765.