Portland Premises Liability Lawyer
Experienced Premises Liability Attorney Serving The Portland Area
Some of the most life-altering injuries we see stem from the negligence of property owners and managers. When someone slips or trips on a defective condition, it usually happens with little warning, resulting in falls where people are not prepared to protect themselves. These falls often result in broken bones, head injuries, torn ligaments, and spinal cord injuries. Our Portland Premises Liability Lawyer has years of success with helping out in situations like these.
Accident Happen When You Least Expect It
Depending on why you are on the property and whether the property is commercial, owners in Oregon have various duties to maintain and warn of potential hazards on the property. Additionally, owners of a property are responsible for maintaining adjacent sidewalks even though they don’t own them. If you trip and are injured on a big crack on a sidewalk then the property owner may be responsible for your injuries. This is a common problem in Portland, where trees planted before comprehensive zoning ordinances controlled what is planted, have root systems wreaking havoc on the sidewalks. Many property owners may not be aware that they are potentially liable for injuries that result from these conditions.
Landlords and property managers are also liable for maintaining the common areas of their rentals. Tenants and guests of tenants are protected by common law negligence law as well the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act. Here is the text of the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
Importance of Preserving the Evidence
One of the most pressing issues in Oregon landlord tenant cases is preserving evidence and determining who is at fault. It’s not always the property owner who is at fault for a defective condition, so it’s imperative your attorney conduct a prompt investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the fall and who might have caused the condition leading to the fall. After somebody gets hurt in a possibly unsafe space, the owner or overseer of that space will have a big incentive to fix it or alter it, so speed is even more important than usual in premises liability cases.
Dawson Law Group represents victims of the following types of premises liability cases:
- Inadequate security
- Poor or faulty lighting
- Uneven or broken steps
- Cracked or uneven flooring
- Icy pavement or wet floors
- A loose tile or carpet
- Clutter aisles or walkways
- Malfunctioning elevator
- Failure to warn visitors of dangerous conditions
- Building collapse
If you have been hurt in somebody’s else’s space that was possibly unsafe, call us for a free phone consultation. The sooner we begin the evidence collection process, the more complete of a case you will have.
Portland Premises Liability Attorney
Premises liability is the duty of a property owner in and around Portland to exercise care to those that have entered their property (invited of course) so that they are not exposed to harm. If you have been hurt on someone’s property due to negligence or carelessness, contact one of our Portland premises liability attorneys at the Dawson Law Group today.
Whether or not the particular property owner is liable for someone’s injury is for our premises liability attorney team to investigate. At the Dawson Law Group, we have years of experience and a keen understanding of premises liability law in Oregon. We are always ready to closely analyze a case and pride ourselves on being a source of support to all injury victims during this physically and emotionally difficult time.
Speak to a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Many hazards can be present on a property that can cause someone to experience a slip and fall accident. Speaking with one of our slip and fall accident attorney after an accident is important, as these types of accidents require the skill of an experienced litigator who can protect your legal rights every step of the way. At the Dawson Law Group, we can help determine if your case calls for compensation and a viable personal injury lawsuit in Portland or not. We understand all liability laws and have years of experience working with personal injury cases and slip and fall accidents in Oregon.
Reach Out To Our Portland Premises Liability Lawyer in Oregon
Trip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries and tend to occur because the property owner allowed hazards to exist or failed to provide proper warning to the invited party. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a trip and fall accident in Portland, Oregon, speak to one of our premises liability attorneys today.
Our Oregon premises liability attorneys have represented countless injured people over the years. We are committed to offering skilled and professional legal representation to those that need it the most. During a free legal consultation, we can discuss the details of your case and determine whether you are owed compensation for your injuries and/or damages. To learn more and to schedule this consultation, call our Portland, Oregon law office at (503) 919-1315 today.