Have You Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?� Don’t Worry, Call Murray!
If you get hurt on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover for your damages under an area of the law known as premises liability.� Premises Liability is an area of the law that holds landowners, business owners, and even cities and governments responsible for accidents or crimes that occur on their property as the result of negligence, or carelessness.
A commonly used example of premises liability is a slip and fall type of accident.� For example, if you landlord felt it was a good idea to run the sprinklers on a frozen January night and you wake up to a slick as glass frozen front porch and fall and injure yourself, that landlord may be responsible for your injuries and pain and suffering.�
These accidents�and the harm they cause�can be very serious. They can lead to physical disability, pain, costly medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and even death.
Property owners may also be responsible for criminal acts that occur on their property. Innocent victims of crimes like sexual or physical assault, kidnapping, or assault with a deadly weapon that are due in part to a property owner’s negligence�say because of a failure to have proper lighting, locks or security� should contact an attorney to learn their legal rights. If the property owner did not employ the necessary reasonable security measures to safety protect patrons or pedestrians, they may be held responsible for a victim’s injuries.
Other conditions that can unintentionally cause injury can include:
- Elevator or escalator failure
- Failure to properly maintain property
- Negligent security
- Dog Bites or other pet or animal attacks
- Unsecured falling objects
- Wet or slippery floors
At Murray Law Offices, PA we work with victims who have suffered serious injuries, helping them recover for the financial and emotional losses they may now face, including costly hospital bills, educational expenses, and lifelong medical care. Premises liability is a form of personal injury, and we encourage you to visit this section of our site to learn more about the legal implications that affect this area of practice.
The life of someone who has suffered a serious injury has ultimately been changed forever. If you or someone you love has been hurt by the actions, or inactions, of another, please contact our attorneys today at 843-286-1000 or EMAIL.