Premises Liability Attorney

Premises Liability Attorney

Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. While laws vary between municipalities, the underlying tenet of them is the same: owners of property have an obligation to maintain their property in order to assure it is safe for authorized visitors and those with business there.

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, and premises liability cases are no exception. In order to win a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of the property. In general, negligence means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care in connection with the property.

It’s important to note that simply because you were injured on someone’s property does not mean that the property owner was negligent. Further, simply because the property might have been in an unsafe condition does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. You have to show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises were in an unsafe condition, and still failed to take proper steps to remedy the situation.

Robertson Law Group is familiar with Premises Liability cases including:

  • Slip and fall
  • Injuries from falling objects
  • Escalator and elevator accidents
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals or toxic materials, including mold and lead paint
  • Failure to warn a visitor of a hazardous condition
  • Inadequately guarded swimming pools
  • Structural defects
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Dog bites
  • Inadequate security
  • Collapsed decks and balconies
  • Injuries that result from an act of violence or other criminal act
  • Defective stairs and railings
  • Accidents caused by uneven terrain, unnoticeable steps, or slippery surfaces
  • Being locked in or injured by a defective door
  • Staircase injuries such as broken steps or damaged handrails

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury on someone’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim. Contact the attorneys at our Alabama offices in Baldwin County Alabama and Gadsden, Alabama , at no cost to you, today to find out if you have legal recourse. Call today (256) 547-8990.