Some of the life-altering injuries we see are a result of the negligence of landowners. When an individual slips and falls due to a hazardous condition, it is often because of little or no warning.
These falls often lead to serious injuries such as fractured bones, torn ligaments, and the likes. If you have been a victim of a negligent property owner, reach out to Bannon Law Firm. You may be entitled to file a claim for compensation.
Premises Liability And Slip and Fall Injuries
Premises liability claims are also known as premises accident claims. These claims are for those who have suffered an injury resulting from a hazardous or dangerous condition existing on the property of someone else. Those include office buildings, recreational venues, residential property or commercial property, government buildings, retail stores, office building and more. Slip and fall injuries occur the most often and result in a claim. They tend to be the most common as a result of uneven surfaces, stairs with defects, or even spills at certain locations. Each year, more individuals who have experienced a slip and fall accident end up in an Oregon hospital for treatment than any other accident.
The need for an attorney becomes mandatory to receive compensation for your injuries from the property owners of where ever the injury took place. The CDC reports one of five falls results in serious injury such as broken bones or head injury. Every year, more than 3 million people get treated in emergency departments from slip and fall injuries and this year alone, over 800,000 individuals are hospitalized from falling and suffering head or hip fractures.
Many of these injuries come as a result of:
- Amusement Park Injuries: some rides are unsafe, not inspected regularly. Also failure of equipment use.
- Defective Property: This includes stairs, escalators, faulty elevators, missing railings, objects falling on someone, unsafe walkways, etc.
- Ice or Snow
- Inadequate Maintenance: On the premises, there may be chemical leaks, fire suppression systems, doors, unanchored equipment or floor mats, protruding objects, missing signs and more.
- Harmful Activities
- Defective Conditions: These include barriers that limit access, unsafe premises on constructions sites, unmarked handicapped signs, or blocked exits.
Occupier of the Premises and Their Duty
The property owners are responsible for keeping their guests safe and out of harm’s way. It should be their goal to not only protect those within their circle but any who pass through. When an accident or injury occurs, property owners are expected to keep their property in safe, working condition so that anyone entering the property is not at risk of injury. The majority of these unsafe conditions often lead to a large number of slip, trip, and fall cases.
Common Types Of Injuries Resulting From Premise Liability Accident
Lack of maintenance and frequent inspection of a property can lead to severe injuries for visitors. Some of these injuries are:
- Torn ligaments
- Fractured bones
- Head injuries
- Brain surgery
After sustaining an injury, a person should not hastily abandon the scene. The individual should wait for medical aid to arrive. Also, remaining in the scene allows a person to properly gather evidence that can help them in filing a compensation claim.
Contact A Portland Premises Liability Attorney
Premise liability can result in devastating injuries for victims. But when the individual can access compensation, it will help in mitigating the effect of the injury sustained.
At Bannon Law Firm, we specialize in handling premise liability cases, giving us an edge over other law firms. Over our years of practice, we have gathered the needed experience to help you adequately handle your premise liability claim.
If you have been injured within a premises, contact Bannon Law Firm as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on your claim.