Lawsuits Against Negligent & Careless Property Owners
The owner of any premises where people visit, live or participate in activities is responsible to maintain those premises and keep them reasonably safe for those who are using them. Buildings, malls, restaurants, sports facilities, hotels, bars and nightclubs, amusement parks, apartments, recreational parks are just some examples where an owner can be sued if he is neglectful in maintaining a safe and hazard-free environment. If standard repairs or safety inspections are ignored or neglected, injuries can and do occur. Our firm has experience representing clients in premises liability cases and we are here to help you. If you or someone you know has been injured and you feel that injury could have been prevented if the premises had been properly maintained, or proper warnings were displayed, you may have strong legal suit against the owner. A personal injury lawyer from The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. will be happy to meet with you and evaluate your circumstances. We are compassionate in our pursuit of justice for those who have suffered from the irresponsibility and neglect of others.
Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability cases are those cases where the owner of a property failed to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the property, or had knowledge of a hazard and failed to act reasonably enough to eliminate it. Accidents such as slip & fall accidents or being struck by a falling object that should have been secured are just two of the possible hazards that can occur. Maintaining stairs, having proper lighting and signage, anything that is the responsibility of the owner that was not properly maintained and resulted in injury is a possible case for legal liability. It is very important that you act quickly. Evidence needs to be obtained and witnesses can forget things as time passes. Additionally, there are usually statutes of limitation on these types of cases. This means that if you have been injured, there is a specified amount of time in which you can file a lawsuit. After that time period, you lose your right to do so.