Hold Owners Responsible for Hazards and Defects on Their Property
Property owners in Glastonbury have a duty to maintain their property to protect the health and safety of their visitors. Without this duty, many owners would allow the premises to fall into disrepair, and they might never warn visitors of hazards on the property which could hurt them.
At Tehrani Law Group, we can assist anyone injured in a business, private residence, or government building. Please contact us to learn more from our Glastonbury premises liability attorney.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
We have helped people injured in the following ways:
- Slipping on ice or snow in a parking lot or outside a business
- Suffering injury when a shelf collapses at a store
- Being electrocuted in someone’s home when you turn on a light or use an appliance
- Nearly drowning in a swimming pool
- Being attacked in a store or apartment building that lacks adequate security
- Suffering toxic mold exposure in an apartment
These are only some of the more common premises liability cases we take. If you are hurt and think a hazard is to blame, contact an attorney to review.
How Do You Know if You Have a Claim?
- Invitee. Invitees are usually people who enter for a business purpose, or who enter public land which is held open to the public. A social guest is also an invitee if they were invited to enter.
- Licensee. Licensees are allowed or given permission to enter property, often for their own purposes.
- Trespasser. Someone without permission to enter or remain on property is a trespasser and a lawbreaker.
- Property owners owe greater duties of care to invitees than licensees. For example, they must inspect their property for hazards and fix them to make them reasonably safe for anyone they invite to enter. By contrast, they have no duty to inspect for the benefit of a licensee.
What to Do After an Accident
Hurdles to Receiving Compensation
Our Glastonbury premises liability attorney can review the facts to identify whether you have a solid claim. In our experience, there are certain hurdles we must overcome along the way to obtaining compensation:
- The property owner might claim you had no permission to be on the property. This means they owe you no meaningful duty of care.
- The property owner might fix or remove the hazard. This is why getting a picture is so important.
- The property owner might claim you were distracted or carelessly contributed to your accident. For example, you might have clumsily pulled a box off a shelf, leading to the shelf collapse.
Similarly, the more obvious the hazard, the harder it is to bring a claim. Often defendants allege you could have taken reasonable steps to protect yourself. For example, if you see a big hole in someone’s lawn, you should avoid walking near it so you don’t fall in. Nonetheless, owners are responsible for keeping their property safe for guests.
Speak with a Glastonbury Premises Liability Attorney
Our firm’s founder, Payman Tehrani, has deep experience in premises liability accidents. To find out more about possible legal avenues to compensation, contact us today. Our consultations are free and completely confidential.