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Premises liability refers to the principle that an owner of property has a legal duty to maintain that property in a reasonably safe condition, and to warn entrants onto the property of any dangerous conditions that exist there. When a property owner fails to do either of these things and breaches his or her legal duty, they can be held liable under a premises liability theory for the resulting damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. We have handled numerous cases against almost all the big supermarket chains and against other owners of commercial and residential property.

The slip and fall attorneys at The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith have extensive experience in handling premises liability cases and can assist you if you have been injured by a condition on someone else’s property.  The law requires proof that the owner of the property knew or should have known of the defective property prior to the occurrence of the injury.  This requires attorneys with knowledge to ask the right questions and request the right documents to prove that the owner of the property should have been aware of the defect.

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Premises liability cases can take the form of a personal injury from a “slip and fall,” a construction accident, a failure to provide adequate security or even a dog bite. However, just because the injury occurred on someone else’s property does not necessarily make it a slam-dunk case against the property owner. The injured person is still legally required to prove fault, such as a failure to warn of a dangerous condition, or a failure to fix or repair a hazardous situation on the property. A skilled lawyer from our offices can analyze your case, determine the strength of your legal claims, and counsel you on the most efficient way to proceed.

Often, when someone has been injured on the property of a retailer or other business, the injured party will be contacted by an insurance agent from the company that insures the property. The insurance agent may be very friendly and seem very helpful, and may even ask to take a recorded statement. In this situation, it is important to remember that no matter how friendly the insurance agent seems, they are only trying to protect their own interests. If you are asked to record a statement, you should contact an attorney right away.

Contact Our Skilled Legal Team Today

If you have been injured in a slip and fall, construction accident, dog attack, negligent security accident, or some other dangerous condition on another’s property, you may have a claim for premises liability against the property owner. Contact the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of O’Donnell & Smith to have your case reviewed by our attorneys.  Call for your free initial consultation today.