In Orlando, Florida, a two-year-old toddler was grabbed and dragged underwater by an alligator while he was wading in the shallow water on the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon. The tragic incident occurred on the night of June 14, while the boy and his family were vacationing at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Police retrieved…
Property owners have a responsibility for the people on their property. If they have unsafe conditions on their property, they could be held liable if someone gets hurt because of those conditions. This is the premise of property owner liability.
Property owners have to maintain their property, but liability goes beyond maintenance. For instance, if a property owner gives the public access to something that can be dangerous, like a pool, they have to provide adequate warnings, safety gear, and notices to the public to inform them of the dangers.
Property owner liability is a tricky area of personal injury law because there’s always the chance that the person who was injured was doing something unsafe that contributed to the injury. Let’s take the pool example again. If someone was trying to walk on the edge of the pool like a tight-rope, then slipped and hit their head on the diving board, it would be much more difficult for them to say that it was the fault of the pool owner.
However, even if you think you might be partially at fault for your injury on someone else’s property, a talk with a personal injury lawyer will help you learn the facts. There may be laws and requirements you don’t know about. A free consultation is all you need to know if you have a case or not.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you owe it to yourself to talk with a lawyer. Call Chalik Law for a free, no-obligation consultation. We also invite you to read these stories on property owner liability to learn more about this area of liability.
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