On Cape Cod and all over Southeastern Massachusetts, people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents. These are often due to the negligence of an individual or a business. Let’s talk about premises liability, and help to determine who is responsible for your compensation.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is the legal responsibility of property owners to ensure their property is safe and free from hazardous conditions. This includes removing tripping hazards, cleaning up slippery floors, lighting outdoor areas appropriately, and more.
There are 3 different types of premises liability:
- Homeowner Liability
- Renter and Landlord Liability
- Business Owner Liability
The Key Factors for Premises Liability
For a property owner to be held liable for an injury suffered through a slip and fall on their land, one or all of the following must be true:
- The property owner caused the dangerous condition (such as a spill, or other slippery, hazardous surface).
- The property owner had known about the dangerous condition and ignored it (e.g., a snow-covered walkway that wasn’t cleared in a reasonable timeframe).
- The property owner was notified of the hazardous conditions, but didn’t correct it (e.g., notifying a landlord of a broken step, they don’t fix it, and it injures a tenant or guest).
Contact an Experienced Buzzard’s Bay Slip-and-Fall Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been injured in a slip-and-fall accident due to the negligence of a business or property owner? If so, call Attorney Mike Suarez today! He’ll help you to get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
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