A Law Firm Fighting For Those Injured On Dangerous Property
Whether you are going to a store, a restaurant, an amusement park or any other space open to visitors, you have the right to expect that the property owners will be responsible caretakers of the premises, address any hazardous conditions and warn visitors about problems that can’t be immediately resolved. Not only is this the right thing to do, it’s also the law. When property owners fail to take care of their property and guests get hurt as a result, they can be held liable in what’s known as a premises liability lawsuit.
At The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we utilize decades of legal experience to help our clients seek fair and appropriate compensation in premises liability actions. These cases can be complex, but we are here to give you the benefit of our knowledge and experience as we fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common Examples Of Dangerous Property Accidents
Many of us encounter hazardous conditions every day, and may not even realize they are dangerous until an accident occurs. Our firm can help you if you’ve been harmed in any type of accident related to dangerous property including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries
- Trip-and-fall accidents on broken/uneven stairs or due to items left on the floor
- Swimming pool accidents and drownings
- Dog bites and attacks
- Deck and balcony collapses
- Electric shocks and fires
- Assaults and other physical attacks due to negligent or inadequate security
- Parking lot injuries caused by inadequate lighting
The list of potential hazards is endless. Suffice it to say, if you were harmed by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, it is important to discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable attorney.
Proving Negligence And Establishing Liability
Getting hurt on private property is not automatically a sign of property owner negligence. Generally, you must be able to demonstrate that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard, had adequate time to address it yet failed to do so.
As just one example, consider a slip-and-fall injury caused by spilled liquid at the grocery store. If a customer slips on the liquid immediately after another customer spilled it, the store likely would not be considered liable. If the spill had been reported but was left uncleaned for hours, however, liability would be much easier to establish.