Property owners—both public and private—have a duty of care to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors, customers, and other guests. Negligent conditions can lead to serious accidents that may have devastating, long-lasting consequences. If you were injured as a result of unsafe or negligent conditions on someone else’s property, you may be able to take legal action. While many injured individuals are hesitant to pursue such cases, it’s important to remember your legal rights. Financial compensation cannot undo the suffering you have been through, but it can help with various damages associated with the accident, including medical expenses, ongoing treatment, lost income/wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Contact the Cranston premises liability lawyer at The Law Office of Joseph Lamy for a free case evaluation. Call our office at (401) 228-7470 today to get started.What are Negligent Conditions on a Property?
In order to pursue a premises liability action, you must first show that negligent (or unsafe) conditions existed on the property, the property owner knew of or should have known of the conditions in question, and that these conditions led to your accident. Furthermore, you must show that the accident led to injury or harm.
Examples of negligent conditions can include the following and more:
- Accumulation of snow and/or ice
- Unsafe/uneven flooring, including torn carpeting
- Improper usage of wet floor signage
- Unsafe stairs, including those lacking banisters
- Lack of proper warning signs
- Inadequate security and/or lighting
- Presence of hazardous materials/substances
- Dangerous equipment, including playground equipment
Whether you sustained injuries while at a place of business, in a public park, or even at a private residence, our firm can help you understand your legal options. Our experienced Cranston premises liability lawyer has the skills, resources, and in-depth knowledge of the legal system to aggressively advocate for you and your rights. Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There are numerous different types of accidents that can occur as a result of unsafe or negligent property conditions. While each of these falls under the umbrella of “premises liability,” differences in how these cases are litigated will necessitate a personalized approach.
Some of the most common examples of premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites/attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Assault due to lack of security
- Toxic substance exposure
These and other accidents can lead to serious harm, including catastrophic injuries and even death. If you or your loved one was a victim of a negligent property owner, reach out to our firm today. Our Rhode Island premises liability lawyer is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.
Contact us at (401) 228-7470 to find out more about how we can help you. We offer free, confidential consultations for all new and potential clients.