When a premises is made available for public use—be it a museum, a hotel, a restaurant, a store or a banquet hall—the people invited to use that premises should feel assured that their safety will be a priority for the premises owner. However, the sad truth is that some premises owners are willfully negligent, cutting corners on customer safety to save a few dollars. These negligent practices can lead to injuries or even death. If you were injured on a premises and want to learn more about your rights as an injury victim, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC to discuss your options under the law.
Premises owners owe a duty of care under the law to those whom they allow to enter their premises. This means that people who enter a premises should be able to enjoy a hazard-free environment or, where hazards are present, be given fair warning about those hazards. This is why we see “wet floor” signs on freshly-mopped walkways. When hazards are present but visitors are not warned of them, the owner of that premises maybe held liable for damages to the person or property resulting from negligence. This means that if you trip on a piece of loose carpeting and are injured, the premises owner could be found negligent for not repairing the carpeting, and thus creating the hazard that caused the injury.
The negligence of a property owner or manager can lead to major injuries. For example, if a stairway is in poor repair and the owner knows of their condition, but does not take any action to fix the hazard, the owner may be liable for any injuries sustained by a person using the stairs. Such situations often lead to serious, and even catastrophic, injuries that can leave a person permanently disabled.
If you were injured and believe the premises owner or manager’s negligence contributed to your injury, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party and recover monetary damages as compensation for your pain and suffering.
At Russel & Hill, PLLC, we handle premises liability cases. If you were injured while on a premises and believe the owner was liable for your injuries, contact us for a free consultation and we will review the details of your case. We have helped many of our clients receive financial compensation, and we can help you too. We offer legal services on a fee-contingent basis, so you do not pay a dime in attorney’s fees until your case has been resolved through either a courtroom win or an out-of-court settlement. Call today for your free consultation.