If you have been injured on another person or company’s property, and the injury was the result of an accident that the property owner could have or should have been able to prevent, then you may have a premises accident claim. Call Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 to find out more about your options or read on to learn about common examples of unsafe conditions that can result in premises accident claims.
When the interior or exterior of a property is poorly lit, it can result in slips and falls. This is especially true in areas like stairs and hallways. Poor lighting can also result in a premises accident claim if a person is the victim of a crime that may have been prevented if the area was better lit.
Damage to Doors, Stairs, or Fences
When a homeowner or businessowner does not keep up on maintenance of their property, serious hazards can occur. A great example are doors, stairs, or fences that are broken. If they are stepped on or pushed on the wrong way, they can cause injury such as broke bones, strains, and sprains. In more serious cases, these hazards can cause traumatic brain injuries or even death.
Wet or Icy Surfaces
In California, we don’t need to worry about icy surfaces often but when they do occur, it is up to the property owner to take the necessary steps to keep the surface safe. This may include removing the ice, putting down a substance like sand that offers traction on the ice, or melting the ice with special eco-friendly chemicals. If a person falls on another person’s wet or icy property, the owner can be held accountable.
Lack of Appropriate Signs or Warnings Around Dangerous Areas or Materials
If something is obviously dangerous, then a warning sign is not needed. For example, a commercial kitchen does not need to put up signs warning cooks that the stove is hot. However, if there are areas that are not obviously dangerous and the property owner knows (or should know) that there it is dangerous then it is their duty to provide adequate warnings to keep everyone safe.
This is also true for companies or individuals who store poisonous or toxic materials. There are both state and federal laws regarding how said materials can be stored. If the property owner does not follow these laws, they can be held accountable.
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If you have been injured on someone else’s property, and your injury was due at least in part to their negligence or recklessness, then you may have grounds for a personal injury case. You can contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 for your free legal case evaluation today.