Portland Premises Liability Lawyer

Injuries Caused by Unsafe Conditions on Property

Have you or a loved one suffered injuries on another person's property due to unsafe conditions? Premises liability laws require homeowners, landlords, and business owners to maintain reasonable safety on the land they own. Under these laws, if an individual is hurt on a landowner's property due to a dangerous condition or a failure to properly minimize risks, the landowner could be liable for the victim's injuries.

Premises liability cases are notoriously difficult to litigate. For this reason, it is important to work with an attorney who understands the laws and who can provide experienced counsel. The Portland premises liability lawyers at Paulson Coletti are thoroughly experienced in this field, and have secured a number of successful settlements and verdicts for people injured on dangerous property, including:

  • $1.26 million settlement for a family that sustained severe burns due to defective wiring in an apartment building
  • $300,000 settlement for a teenager injured after falling from an improperly constructed loft
  • Confidential settlement for a manager who sustained a skull fracture from a defectively installed pole
  • Confidential settlement for client who broke his back after leaning against railing that was not properly secured in a rental apartment.

Common Premises Liability Claims

Homeowner Liability
In some cases, homeowners may be liable for accidents that occur on their property. Under some circumstances, trespassers injured on private property may be able to bring premises liability claims against homeowners.

Improper Construction
If an individual is injured on a property because an element on that premises was improperly constructed, that injured individual may be able to bring a claim against the property owner, property manager, or the entity that constructed the defective element.

Landlord Liability
Apartment and rental property managers are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of their tenants as far as it depends on them. Landlords should take care to fix all dangerous conditions on the property, such as replacing smoke detectors, updating old wiring, and maintaining guard rails.

Slip & Fall Accidents
“Slip and fall” is a blanket phrase used to describe many types of premises liability accidents. Not everyone who slips, trips, and falls on a property is entitled to compensation, but if the slip/fall occurred because of a dangerous condition on a property that should have been remedied by the property manager, a claim may be warranted.

Negligent Security
This type of premises liability claim specifically targets property managers or owners who failed to set up required security to promote the safety of visitors to that property. This might involve security guards, security gates, and alarm systems.

What property conditions are considered dangerous under premises liability laws?

Dangerous property conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Icy sidewalks
  • Missing or inadequate railings
  • Broken steps
  • Insufficient security
  • Faulty wiring
  • Loose shingles / tiles
  • Unmarked wet floors

When a negligent property owner causes injuries, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. We encourage you to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible. By talking to a knowledgeable Portland personal injury attorney at our firm, you can learn more about your legal rights and options.

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At Paulson Coletti, we are selective with the cases we accept —taking on cases with merit we believe we can win. Holding to this standard has given our attorneys a reputation for integrity and credibility, a reputation that can benefit our clients.

To learn more about your legal rights after an injury and how our firm may be able to help you, we invite you to contact our Portland law office to schedule a case review at no cost. We are proud to serve clients in both Oregon and Washington.