Injured by Unsafe Property?
Property owners are responsible to keep property safe for anyone who visits. Businesses are required to keep their property safe for customers and the general public. Home-owners are required to keep sidewalks safe and in good repair for anyone who visits. Property owners have the responsibility and the duty to ensure that their properties are safe for anyone who visits.
When broken sidewalks, uneven steps, slippery surfaces, and other unsafe conditions can cause injury without warning. It is common for insurance companies to wage a relentless fight, re-assigning blame to the injured person for not avoiding the dangerous condition or by failing to acknowledge damages that may alter the way you are able to live your life.
Common Types of Property Owner Negligence
Failure to warn of danger
- Water, ice, or snow on a floor or sidewalk. Failing to warn of dangerous animals, dog bites, unguarded swimming pools, or other unseen hazards causing someone to slip or trip and fall.
Failure to warn of defects in premises
- Holes on a person’s property, large gaps on a sidewalk, loose tiles, or failure to warn of a slippery surface following cleaning procedures.
Failure to repair hazards
- Not abiding by building codes, leaving dangerous hazards (temporary or permanent) exposed to the public.
- For a landlord, ensuring the safety of tenants can be as simple as having security cameras installed in hallways and parking lots and conducting background checks on all employees.
Kansas Premises Liability Lawyers
If you’ve been injured because of unsafe property, Patterson Legal Group, LC may be able to help you recover for the injuries you’ve sustained. Our help you recover the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained as the result of unsafe property. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and consultation.