Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for guests and visitors. When an owner’s negligence results in a person’s injury, the injured party can file a Premise Liability Claim. Such liability can also be imposed if the injured person was a contractor or sub-contractor.
These type of accidents can occur in homes, offices, shopping malls, stores, hospitals, parking lots, parking garages, schools, and theme parks. They often include some of the following scenarios:
- Ceiling Collapse
- Falls Due to Poor Lighting
- Uneven or Broken Pavement
- Inadequate Barricades On Walkways
- Tree Roots
- Lack of Stairwell Railing
- Un-kept Foliage
- Slippery Floors
- Unmarked Changes In Elevation
Even if premises have surveillance videos that you may use to prove your case, property owners are not required to keep copies of such videos unless it is formally requested within a specific timeframe.
At Carey Leisure & Neal, we immediately place the at-fault person on formal notice and request they do not destroy any evidence. We then begin a Discovery Process, exploring indications that the property owner/manager knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and failed to take reasonable steps to prevent injury. We do this by requesting business documents, photographs, surveillance videos, and witness and expert testimony.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, let us help you. All of our attorneys are Board Certified experts recognized as such within the legal industry. When you become our client, we are available for you 24/7.
Contact us at (727) 799-3900 for a free no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.