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Premises Liability Lawyer in Washington, DC

Injured on Another's Property?

Premises liability is an area of law that requires property owners to provide reasonably safe conditions for visitors and guests. While situations can vary depending on the type of property and guest involved, premises liability laws generally require landowners keep their property safe for the benefit of people who are using or occupying the land.

Whether the property is a public business, such as a retail store, supermarket, or restaurant, a housing complex, or a privately owned residence, there are laws that property owners must follow. When premises owners fail to follow these laws or neglect their duty to keep property safe, and people suffer an injury as a result, the landowner may be held accountable for the victim's damages.

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Proving Premises Liability

In order for premises liability to apply, several legal elements must be proven:

  • The property owner had a legal duty to ensure that that property was safe for the person using or occupying the property.
  • The property owner failed to meet the duty by not providing a safe property free of dangerous conditions.
  • A person was injured.

Premises liability laws focus on the idea that property owners should always make reasonable efforts to keep visitors and guests safe. When property owners fail to address and fix potential hazards they knew or should have known about, they may be held liable when people are injured.

Types of Premises Liability Accidents

There are many different types of accidents that fall under premises liability law. Among the most common accidents are those involving slip and falls. These accidents can occur when a victims is injured by slipping, tripping, or falling as a result of a preventable hazard, which may include wet floors, uneven flooring, cords or wires, poor lighting, defective stairs, and other dangers.

Other common types of premises liability- related accidents include:

Put a Nationally Recognized Law Firm on Your Side

At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., our personal injury lawyers fight to protect the rights of victims who suffer harm through no fault of their own.

If you or someone you love has been harmed on another's property, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim to recover the damages you suffered. Our Washington, DC premises liability attorneys can help you understand your rights during a free case evaluation.

For a free consultation, call 202-644-8303 or fill out an online case evaluation form.

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