Have You Suffered Serious Injury Due to Dangerous Premises?
If so, you may be entitled to receive substantial compensation. Most people think of a slip & fall incident when they hear the term "premises liability." The term actually encompasses incidents that can be caused by several types of dangerous conditions occurring on a commercial premises.
What Is Premises Liability?
Simply put, land and business owners are required to follow basic safety rules to keep their premises safe for patrons, renters and guests. Judges and lawyers talk about this in terms of the legal duty to keep premises reasonably safe and refer to the failure to follow safety rules as a breach of the duty. When these safety rules are ignored, innocent people are often seriously injured or killed and entire communities are placed at risk. Hazardous or dangerous premises are usually an unfortunate consequence of negligent behavior - needlessly endangering the safety of visitors, patrons and guests.
How To Know If You Have a Case
If you or someone you know have suffered serious or fatal injury because someone allowed a dangerous condition to remain on a commercial premises, you should contact a qualified and experienced attorney that specializes in these cases. Some of the most common and some of the least well-known types incidents arising out of dangerous conditions existing on the premises of businesses and other commercial properties include:
Slip and Fall Accidents
The term "slip & fall" is used broadly to include incidents where someone tripped and fell. Slip-and-fall cases occur when someone is injured because of a fall at a business or other commercial property as a result of a dangerous condition that was either created or allowed to remain by the owner or operator. Creating a dangerous condition or allowing it to remain on the property is almost always a result of ignoring basic safety rules that would have prevented the fall. Read more about Slip and Fall Accidents.
Construction Site Accidents
Construction site accidents are a very specific category of premises liability cases. Read more about Construction Site Accidents here.
When someone drowns, or suffers injury due to a near-drowning incident as a result of negligence, the victim or her family may be entitled to compensation. One example of this type of case is where an apartment complex fails to replace a broken gate or lock so that a young child is able to enter the pool and drown. The apartment complex would likely be liable for that preventable drowning.
Learn more about this type of premises liability on our Accidental Drowning page.
Nursing Home Negligence
Too often vulnerable adults in a nursing home, ALF or senior citizen facility are neglected or even abused. When that happens, the victim or her family may be entitled to compensation. Read more about Nursing Home Negligence negligence cases.
Negligent and Inadequate Security
When property/business owners fail to provide adequate security measures, residents and guests are put at risk for criminal attack. Inadequate security has too often resulted in the rape, injury or death of innocent victims.
Adequate security measures can include hiring security guards, installing sufficient lighting, installing security video cameras or “dummy” cameras, keeping bushes and hedges from growing too tall and providing sturdy locks and alarms on doors and windows. The adequacy of the security measures employed may vary depending upon the location and type of business being operated.
Our experienced negligent security lawyers have a long track record of successfully representing victims of violent crime in negligent security cases and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Parties who may be liable for inadequate or negligent security include Owners and operators of businesses including:
- Gas stations
- Shopping centers
- ATM owners
- Schools and universities
- Parking garages and lots
- Condominium and apartment complexes
- Home owners' associations
- Event promoters
- Night clubs
- Strip clubs
- Private security companies
- Day care facilities
- Nursing homes
- Office buildings
- Cyber premises such as internet chat rooms, websites and search engines.
Other Types of Premises Liability Claims Include:
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Inadequate Maintenance
- Escalator/Elevator Accidents
- Animal Attacks
- Flooding Accidents
At Hannon Legal Group we limit the number of personal injury cases we handle at any one time so we can devote maximum resources to achieving substantial compensation for each of our clients. We are committed to giving each client the time and attention she deserves. We work with leading experts from every discipline to prove the elements of each case. Our firm works as a team so our clients get the benefit of the collective experience of our lawyers, paralegals and investigators.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed because of a dangerous premises, speak with one of our experienced lawyers today. Call (305) 358-3109 now for a free evaluation of your case.