Anytime you are on another party’s property, you probably do not think much about the possibility of being injured as a result of an unsafe environment. However, many people sustain very serious injuries as a result of unsafe buildings, parking areas, and property. Patches of ice make people slip and fall, exposed electrical wiring can electrocute, and inadequately monitored areas may be places were dangerous criminal activities occur that may result in catastrophic injuries or death.
Premises liability is an area of the law in which the person or persons in possession of land, home, or a building, is responsible for any injuries or death suffered by people present on those premises. This is often the result of the owners of the property failing to take adequate steps to protect those who enter their property. Even more tragic is that most of the time the negligent party was aware of the problem before any injuries or deaths occurred. This is inexcusable and unforgivable, and it is during these times when an experienced premises liability attorney can help you.
Types of injuries suffered on unsafe property include:
- Blunt force trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Knife and gunshot wounds
Unsafe property where injury or death may occur can include apartment buildings, shopping malls, bars, parking lots, and ATM kiosks. They may also occur in hotels or motels.
Because of the nature of private and public premises, it can sometimes be difficult to determine who is at fault in premises liability cases. You need an experienced attorney who knows the law and can help determine fault.
If you or a loved one has been injured on another party’s property, you may have a premises liability case. If you were injured in Oklahoma, please contact Carr & Carr, Attorneys at Law for an initial consultation.