Washington Premises Liability Attorneys
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When you’re a property owner, you’re often more concerned about other people messing up your property than worried about people getting injured while on your property. However, premises liability laws mean that property owners have a legal requirement to ensure that the land and buildings that they own don’t have any injury-causing hazards. From slippery walkways and stairs, to uneven ground, to improperly protected swimming pools, to even animal attacks, there are a huge number of premises liability issues that any property owner needs to consider.
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What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept, covering a wide range of incidences, in which a personal injury occurs due to an unsafe environment created on someone’s property. The primary cause of premises liability is negligence, whether through neglected maintenance or lack of proper care, leading to unnecessary hazards, which in turn can lead to injury. However, not all injuries that occur on someone’s property constitute premises liability. This is only the case when the injury is a result of negligence. Bringing a premises liability case requires showing that the property owner, either actively or passively, was negligent in the care of their property, leading to unsafe conditions and personal injury. That is why an experienced personal injury firm like EPIC is the best way to go for your premises liability representation.
Common Premises Liability Examples
- Icy or snowy walkways
- Animal bites
- Faulty elevators and escalators
- Slips and falls
- General negligence, inadequate maintenance, and defective conditions
- Faulty building security leading to injury
- Leaking or flooding
- Exposure to chemicals or toxic fumes
- Swimming pool or water feature accidents