Premises Liability Claims
Were you injured on another person's property or in a public location,
such as a supermarket or shopping mall? Was the event that led to the
injury caused by property owner's or possessor's negligence? Why should
you or your health insurance pay for these injuries when they were caused
by someone else's irresponsibility?
Common causes of premises liability claims include:
- Slip and falls
- Chemical exposure
- Swimming pool injuries
- Fires and explosions
- Dog bites
- Elevator and escalator injuries
- Falling objects
Property Owner's Responsibility
Property owners in Oregon are responsible for making sure that people who
are invited to their properties, or who have a right to be on their properties,
are free from harm and injury that can be caused by unsafe conditions.
Oregon law requires property owners to keep their properties safe and
free from conditions that can cause unreasonable danger to others.
If a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition on his or her property,
then the owner must warn people who are coming on to the property about
the dangers. If a property owner does not meet this level of responsibility
and someone is injured and harmed, then the property owner can be held liable.
Homeowners who fail to meet their obligations and allow others to be injured
because of the conditions of their properties can be subject to claims
against their insurance, potential lawsuits, and exposure to personal
liability for injuries caused by these negligent conditions. These cases
can be difficult, and gathering evidence as soon as possible is critical
to determining whether negligence was involved.
Insurance companies routinely fight these cases and are quick to start
building their cases, including taking statements from the injured party
or parties. Do not discuss anything with insurance adjusters or their
investigators until you have had a chance to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Hire a Bend Premises Liability Lawyer
If you believe that you have been seriously injured because of a negligent
condition on someone else's property, I can review your case and determine
whether I can help! I am an experienced personal injury lawyer and I can
work early on to investigate the facts of your case. Hughes Law operates
on a contingency fee basis, so