What is Premises Liability?
Wherever you go on your daily routine should be safe from hazards. Whether that be the grocery store, your gym, or even a friend’s house, you are supposed to be protected from harm. The law says an owner of a property needs to keep their premises in a condition that is conducive to health and safety. If there are hazards due to the way they maintain their house or secure it, clean, or even keep their dogs away from people if they’re vicious, it can bring them some legal trouble.
Property and landowners are required to maintain their commercial, public, and private properties in such a way that protects those who lawfully enter from reasonable injury. Premises liability law refers to cases involving an injury or death resulting from the negligence of a property owner. Our adult premises liability attorneys at The Keenan Law Firm have successfully tried premises liability cases in more than five states.
Aerial photo of this hotel clearly shows easy access and escape for criminals.
The last decade has seen an increase in injuries and deaths at hotels, apartment complexes, malls, and ATM machines. This has led to the emergence of a new area of premises liability law: inadequate property security. Our adult premises liability attorneys here at The Keenan Law Firm have a successful track record of holding property and landowners liable for such injuries perpetrated by third-party criminals.
Premises liability requires knowledgeable attorneys. The Keenan Law Firm has worked successfully on behalf of clients in many, diverse premises liability cases. One such case involved the shooting death of a physician in a hotel parking lot. The Keenan Law Firm successfully sued the hotel for insufficient security. Another case involved the rape of a convenience store clerk during a robbery. Her pendant security alarm did not function properly and we established a successful case against both the security company and the manufacturer of the malfunctioning alarm.
The Liable Party in My Case
In most cases of an injury on someone else’s property, the fault of the injury is on the owner of said property. Sometimes pinning down the blame on the property owner is a difficult task, even with some strong evidence and serious injuries. That is why it is so important to have the help of premises liability attorneys. They will have the ability to investigate the injury thoroughly and pin down exactly how the injury happened, who was to blame for it, and how to get the justice your client deserves.