Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that safety hazards on their land do not cause harm to guests. Homeowners with pools, for example, must take steps to protect visiting children from danger. If a danger is present, it must be clearly marked to prevent harm. If a store owner’s floor is slippery after it is mopped, signs should be posted to warn customers. Additionally, property owners are liable for premises liability if there are hazardous materials or unmarked dangerous conditions on their property. Sacramento attorneys at Shepard & Haven, LLP are experts in premises liability law and aggressively advocate for your rights.
Except in cases of trespassing, property owners are liable for injuries that occur due to preventable hazards on their premises. Even if a property owner is not aware of the hazard, the law may say that he or she should have known about the problem. Often, injuries sustained during premises liability cases occur when a victim falls due to slippery or uneven surfaces, or injures him or herself with dangerous materials located within the property.
Common injuries sustained in premises liability cases can range from minor injuries to major damage and even death. Often, fractured limbs and soft tissue injuries can occur when a victim falls, and severe injuries can occur from a variety of dangerous circumstances. If you suspect that you have been the victim of dangerous conditions, please call Shepard & Haven. Our premises liability attorneys are experts at assessing your case and helping you move forward from your injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and we can help. Call us today in Sacramento for more information! If you have been injured on another’s property, you may be eligible for compensation.