Property owners, to include landlords and property managers, must ensure that their property is safe for its intended use. This is true regardless whether it is a large factory, a shopping center, or an individual’s home. In large part, a landowner’s duty to protect others against harm is determined by the reason someone else is on their property.
The highest duty imposed on a landowner is to protect a business invitee (i.e., a customer in a store). On the other hand, a landowner has virtually no obligation to protect a trespasser. For this reason, most premises liability cases involve business invitees.
If you have been injured on another person’s property, you have certain rights. To protect your rights, a prompt and thorough investigation must be conducted to determine what caused the resulting injuries. Evidence must be preserved before it is altered, replaced, or even destroyed.
At the Ryder Law Firm, we have over 23 years’ experience assisting people who have been injured while on another’s property. Included among the many cases that we have handled are:
- Unsafe construction sites
- Malfunctioning escalators
- Dangerous product displays
- Improperly maintained bathtub enclosures
- Unreasonably slick floor surfaces
- Unsafe stairways and sidewalks
All of these cases involved the landowner’s failure to properly maintain the premises or to warn of a known potential danger. Had proper precautions been taken, our clients’ resulting injuries could have been avoided.
If you or a loved one has been injured while on another person’s property, contact the Ryder Law Firm. Let us put our expertise and resources to work for you.