Property Neglect Falls
Private and public property owners have a responsibility to maintain their buildings and property to keep people reasonably safe from harm. “Premises liability” is a broad legal term that refers to liability for dangerous conditions of property. Under premises liability laws, property owners may be held financially responsible for accidents or injuries that occur on their property due to their negligence.
Premises liability cases can encompass a range of issues, from uniform building code violations to improper maintenance and management. Sometimes it can involve defective design or construction that leads to injury or death on public or private property.
A building may be unsafe for any number of reasons. The architect may have been negligent in designing the structure, causing it to be structurally unsound and unable to withstand weight load, climate variances or movements under the earth. The owner or the builder may have used untested, substandard or inadequate materials to minimize costs, leading to deterioration of parts of the structure. The building’s owner has a duty to remedy any known defects or to provide you with reasonable notice of any potential safety risk.
Property Neglect claims typically involve:
- Slip and falls
- Falling objects or debris
- Defective escalators or elevators
- Hazardous windows and doors
- Fires/explosions caused by failed fire warning systems
- Deck or building collapses
- Cracked sidewalks
- Worn and raised carpeting
- Unsafe floor boarding
- Snow and ice
- Construction, scaffolding and crane injuries
- Dangerous driveways
- Missing or broken handrails
Injuries caused by conditions such as these can include serious injuries such as paralysis, brain injury, disfigurement and burns. However serious their injuries, clients can rely on us to be strong advocates in the courtroom, at the negotiating table or during an arbitration or mediation session.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident caused by property neglect, contact The Scalora Law Group for a free legal consultation. We are experienced in handling personal injury cases and have an established track record getting compensation for victims of injuries resulting from property neglect. Contact us today at 860-344-9051 or fill out our contact form to have an attorney contact you back immediately.