Representing Victims Injured By Property Owner Negligence
At the Salem law firm of Usera & Snow, P. C., we provide representation to people who have suffered spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, fractures and other catastrophic injuries due to dangerous and unsafe property conditions.
Call us to discuss your case at 503-868-4822.
Understanding Premises Liability Law
Property owners and managers have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe. This may include inspecting the property, performing regular maintenance, repairing dangers and posting adequate warnings of any remaining hazards. If a property owner knew or should have known of a dangerous condition and failed to fix the situation or provide adequate warning of its existence, a victim injured because of the condition may seek recovery for their injuries in a premises liability action.
Too often, catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths resulting from unsafe property conditions could have been avoided if property owners and managers properly maintained their buildings and land. Hazards that may give rise to premises liability claims include:
- Unsecured, falling objects from construction sites and buildings
- Poorly maintained sidewalks or walkways
- Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
- Broken stairs and handrails
- Obstructions on stairs
- Collapsing porches or decks
- Steeply sloped driveways
- Exposed wiring
- Inadequate security
- Spills and fallen merchandise in stores
Property owners who may be held liable include private property owners such as homeowners, employers, businesses and restaurants as well as public property owners such as cities, counties and the state of Oregon.
Substantiating A Premises Liability Claim
Gathering evidence as quickly as possible after an incident can be critical to proving a premises liability case. Read our page that explains what you should do after an accident. Often, the dangerous property condition is easily fixable, and establishing how long certain hazards were present may be difficult. Also increasing the potential complexity of premises liability cases, every individual has a responsibility to be mindful of their surroundings and to keep him or herself safe. Thus, property owners will often assert that the injury victim caused their own accident, making dangerous premises claims some of the toughest personal injury cases to prove. Our attorneys are fully committed to investigating the circumstances surrounding an accident in order to uncover all available evidence, always working to build your strongest claim.
Diligent Representation For Your Premises Liability Claim
If you or a loved one was injured due to a dangerous property condition, please contact us online or call us at 503-868-4822 for a free initial consultation.