An Overview Of Premises Liability


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Accidents can occur anywhere, including city sidewalks, grocery stores and on private property. We assume a certain standard of safety is maintained wherever we go. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When a walking surface is hazardous and poorly maintained, this can cause serious and life-threatening injuries to the visitors to the property. Uneven or wet walkways or floors, potholes, objects on the floor and other hazards with no warning for the innocent visitor could result in a serious accident. If you or a loved one has been the victim of such an accident, it is crucial that you immediately contact The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler. We can file a claim for you and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure that you receive the maximum monetary compensation possible for your physical injury and emotional suffering. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.

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Imagine all the places you visit every day: hotels, shopping centers, businesses, apartment buildings, and others. In poorly maintained premises that have dangerous hazards, people trip and fall or experience other injuries. Property owners, such as landlords and the government, have a duty to provide a safe environment for all individuals on their premises.

Injuries that occur due to structural design flaws, unsafe conditions, environmental hazards, and improper traffic patterns are just a few that can be classified as potential premises liability cases. Common premises liability accidents occur on slippery surfaces, holes in floors and on the ground, uneven sidewalks or floor surfaces, broken steps, uneven escalators and elevators, and on or near construction sites.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Though you may be embarrassed after tripping and falling, it’s important that you pay attention to what exactly made you fall. Whether it was water or another substance spilled on the floor, or a poorly maintained sidewalk, property owners are required to post signs warning of dangerous conditions that may lead to a serious injury. If you are injured, it is important to take legal action at once, and get proper medical attention. Click here to learn more about slip and fall accidents.

Inadequate Security

Shopping malls and other public places have a duty to their patrons to maintain a safe and secure environment. Unfortunately, many people are injured in muggings, assaults and robberies in parking lots, malls and other public places that have inadequate or negligent security. This is likely a premises liability case that should be filed on your behalf, and monetary compensation sought for the damages you suffered. If you have been injured in this type of situation, contact a lawyer from our firm as soon as possible so that we can review the circumstances of your situation to determine if you have a premises liability case.

Dog Bites

Dog owners have a responsibility to control their dog at all times. If you have been bitten by a dog while on someone else’s property, or on your own property when the dog has been off leash, get in touch with our firm for qualified representation in all aspects of your case. Any names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses to the incident can be very helpful in such a case. Of course, medical attention is vital immediately after the accident, as dog bites can be dangerous, disfiguring and life-threatening. Click here to learn more about dog bites.

We will investigate your premises liability accident and determine the cause and the responsible party (or parties). It will be necessary to review the medical records and other evidence to evaluate your case. We have experience in handling premises liability cases. Attorney Kessler is a tough negotiator and is not afraid to bring a case to trial when necessary.

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