Legal issues regarding premises liability can occur when the premises owner or manager is negligent in some way and a person becomes injured or has their personal property damaged as a result of this negligence. When we enter premises made available for public use—such as a hotel or a restaurant—we expect that the premises will be reasonably safe for us to use. However, this is sadly not always the case. Some premises owners or managers will cut corners and neglect issues they know full well about in order to save a few dollars. If you were hurt while on premises and want to discuss your possible legal options with premises liability lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to learn more about your rights as an injury victim.
The duty of care
Premises owners and managers owe their customers a duty of care. This means that they are responsible for efficiently addressing any known issues that could pose a hazard to human health and wellness, or for warning the public about those issues so that they can proceed with caution and at their own risk. For example, if a floor in a hotel lobby has been freshly mopped, placing a “wet floor” sign out to warn patrons of the potential danger of a slip-and-fall accident is something a responsible premises owner or manager would do. Failure to do so could be considered an act of negligence.
Premises owner negligence can cause injury
Acts of negligence can cause innocent people to become injured through no fault of their own. For example, if a premises owner is aware that the floorboards of their establishment have had major water damage and are not safe to step on, but fails to shut down the business for a few days to have new floorboards installed because they do not want to miss out on money-making opportunities, this failure to address a major hazard could be considered an act of gross negligence, and the negligent party could be held liable in court for any damages to persons or property resulting from this negligence, i.e., if a person steps through the floor and becomes severely injured.
Hamilton premises liability attorneys
If you were hurt on a premises and need a premises liability lawyer in Hamilton, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can assist you with your legal case. Our attorneys are committed to helping injury victims get justice. You may be entitled to recover damages if you were injured. Damages are assessed by the courts and assigned a dollar amount based on factors such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, extent of injury, wages lost as a result of lengthy injury recovery, and medical care costs related to the injury. These damages may then be paid out to you, the injury victim, in the form of financial compensation. We will work tirelessly as your legal advocates to get you every dollar you are qualified for under the law. Call now for your free consultation.