Property owners have a duty to keep their buildings’ occupants, employees, and visitors safe from harm.
They must complete ongoing maintenance and repairs to prevent the accidents that lead to serious injuries or death.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the damages resulting from an accident.
You can recover lost wages, medical expenses, and other losses that can impact the wellbeing of you and your family.
What is the Owner’s Duty of Care?
A duty of care is essential to demonstrating a property owner’s negligence and its role in causing your injuries.
The duty of care is a legal responsibility that exists in the workplace, home, retail businesses, roadways, public spaces, and other settings.
Accidents that lead to injuries or death occur when property owners fail to keep entryways, stairs, and other areas safe.
But the responsibility of the property owner is only limited to reasonable measures that prevent predictable injuries.
This includes repairing broken or missing handrails, installing lighting, and removing obstructions that could cause injuries.
Not all dangers can be avoided. So understanding how negligence and the duty of care apply to your injuries is critical to the success of your legal claim.
What is a Property Owner’s Responsibility
Property owners breach their duty of care when their negligence leads to a risk of injury. Premises liability cases result from