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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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 premises liability 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.