Premises liability, you hear people talk about it in passing but what does it mean. Premises liability basically means that the owner of a property can be held liable for any injuries that occur on their property if not properly labeled as dangerous. It also means that Madera County property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe and non-hazardous. One of the most common causes of premises liability are slip and falls. Many of these accidents occur in shopping malls, apartments, stores, airports, and even swimming pools. Even not keeping your building up to code or handling maintenance can be considered to be a premises liability if someone is hurt. If someone is hurt on your property there is a good chance you could be held liable for it.
The owner also must have had ample time to warn visitors of the unsafe area. For example if their stair railing was coming loose for weeks, and someone tries to use it and it breaks and they fall, the property owner is liable. They had weeks to either fix the issue or let people know that the railing was unsafe. Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes, Inc. personal injury law firms in Madera County also knows what doesn’t count as premises liability. If you are in a store and someone spills their drink, and seconds later you fall, this would not count. The reason being is there was not enough time for anyone to put up any warning signs. The owner didn’t know someone was going to spill their drink. Speak to a Madera County premises liability attorney to see if your accident would need a law suit.