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Premises Liability – An Overview

With offices in Miami and across Florida, the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff has the resources and experience to take on the largest premises liability cases. The firm’s attorneys and staff are dedicated to helping each client seek the maximum compensation for their losses.

Every year, many people are hurt while in someone else’s home or place of business. People may be injured on a flight of stairs, on a patch of ice or snow, or by a defect in a building. Generally, the law provides that property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe for people who are on the property. In some situations, such as those involving businesses that encourage the public to come onto their premises, the property owners have the duty to inspect the premises and to discover dangerous conditions. If you have been injured while on property belonging to someone else, it is essential that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible from an experienced personal injury attorney.

The Duty to Keep Property Safe

In most states, a property owner, including a tenant in possession of property, generally has a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of people lawfully on the property. This means that the owner has the obligation to inspect the property. If the owner finds dangerous conditions, he or she must either repair those conditions or issue adequate warnings of the danger. If he or she knows about a dangerous condition, but does nothing about it, the owner may be liable to visitors injured by that condition. In some states, the property owner’s duties can vary depending on the legal status of the person who was injured. For example, the duty can vary depending on whether the person was on the premises at the invitation of the property owner, like a restaurant patron, was a trespasser, or was an innocent child.

The duty of a property owner depends on many different factors, and will vary from state-to-state. An experienced personal injury litigation attorney will advise you about the rules that apply in your state for your case.

Conclusion

The duty of a property owner depends on many different factors and will vary from state-to-state. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you should get legal advice about your rights. An experienced personal injury litigation attorney will advise you about the rules that apply in your state to your case.

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