Premises liability law relates to a property owner’s obligation to protect, within reason, the safety of others who rightfully access that property. Property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable care to maintain their property to keep it safe for visitors. They must repair known hazards, or post adequate warnings of hazardous conditions that cannot be remedied. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for any harm caused. Negligent maintenance of a building, sidewalk, or parking garage can lead to a slip and fall accident or injuries to children.
Oklahoma premises liability law is based on a legal concept called “Duty of Care,” meaning that any citizen has a duty to exercise reasonable care so as not to intentionally create undue risk or danger for others.
If you feel that another’s negligence violates that standard that led to an injury or loss, you can file a premises liability claim. The claim must show:
- Breach of Duty (of care)— Reasonable measures to prevent a known or foreseeable risk were not taken by the property owner.
- Causation— The property owner’s actions or failure to act either directly or indirectly led to injury.
At the Farha Law Firm Firm, we can help you determine if your accidental injury is grounds for a premises liability claim.
Types of premises liability
Premises liability is the law that provides you with remedies if you are injured because of a dangerous or defective property condition. Dangerous property conditions can be created by negligent employees or tenants or the failure of property owners, businesses, property managers or agents to reasonably maintain the property, keep it free of hazards and warn of dangers. Premises liability cases can involve all types of injuries caused by unsafe property conditions. Such injuries can result from slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, inadequate lighting, inadequate security and attacks by dogs or other domestic animals.
Types of slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability cases. Each premise liability attorney at Cunningham & Mears offers assistance to clients injured in a wide range of slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe conditions, such as:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Broken stairs
- Missing handrails
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks or pavement
- Inadequate drainage
- Dark or dangerous stairwells
- Inadequate or dim lighting
- Snow or ice
- Torn carpeting
- Spilled produce
- Construction site accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of unsafe conditions on a property owned by someone other than the accident victim, then you may be eligible for premises liability compensation. This compensation can be used to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other expenses incurred as a result of these unsafe conditions.
To get the representation you deserve, contact the Farha Law Firm to help you navigate through the complicated premises liability dispute with the insurance company. The Farha Law Firm is here to help. Please call the Farha Law Firm to put our experience and aggressive legal representation to work for you. There is no obligation when you contact us and the initial consultation is free.