Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment so that no injuries occur. This is known as premises liability. This holds property owners liable for accidents and/or injuries that occur on their property. The types of accidents that may result in premises liability claims include slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, and even dog bite accidents. A premises liability attorney can evaluate your situation to determine whether or not you have a valid lawsuit to pursue in court.
Condition of the Property
A property owner owes a duty of care to those entering their property. They must alert individuals of any hazardous conditions while working to remedy them as soon as possible. If this isn’t done, and an accident occurs, they may be liable for this individual’s injuries. There are special rules of liability where a lessor (or landlord) isn’t liable to a tenant once it is lease as they don’t control all conditions of a property. This is extremely rare, though.
When both parties are at fault, a comparative negligence rule applies. This means that the amount of blame is calculated. If the person suing a property owner is more than 50% at fault, they receive nothing. If they are 49% or less at fault, their judgment will be reduced by that amount. This is known as a comparative fault system.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with A Premises Liability Lawyer Today
If you’ve been injured in a premises liability accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Portland premises liability lawyer today. The legal professionals at the Dawson Law Group of Portland, Oregon, are here to help. Call us at 503-919-1315, and let us evaluate your case today.