Premises Liability

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.

Homeowner Liability

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 contact me today!

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