When you visit a store, restaurant, amusement park, business or home, you expect the premises to be in safe condition. Residents of apartments, condominiums or hotels should expect safe elevators, stairways, balconies, porches, and working smoke detectors and sprinkler systems to prevent injury or death caused by falls, smoke, and fire. If there are any dangerous conditions, property owners must correct the unsafe condition or provide signs, notices or other type of warnings to alert you to the potential danger so that you can protect yourself and your family.
Premises liability refers to accidents that injure a person on another's property. The law requires that property owners maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. In these types of cases, liability will be determined by such factors as what caused the unsafe condition, how long the unsafe condition existed, whether the property owner knew or should have known of its existence, and whether the property owner warned of the unsafe condition. If you or your loved one has been injured in a premises liability case, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC.