Imagine taking your kids to the grocery store for a quick shopping trip. You need to get the ingredients for a school project that they did not tell you about until the last minute. Sure, you are in a hurry, but the last thing you expect is to get hurt.
You did not see the water on the floor of aisle thre, but you felt it after you slipped and fell. There were no “wet floor” signs and nobody told you about the hazard. One thing you know for sure is that your arm is broken and that the kids’ project will not get done tonight.
This is just one example of a premises liability case, but they are all different. If you need a premises liability attorney in Escondido, call the Eugene Bruno & Associates today.
Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety, to the best of their ability, of the people who have a right to be on their property. If they fail to take the appropriate steps, they can be held liable for any injuries.
Let’s look at a few ways that property owners can become negligent, beginning with the first place people go when they visit somewhere.
You may be surprised at how many hazards parking lots can pose. Parking lots should be well maintained and secured. This means that any uneven pavement should be fixed, as should broken curbs. Slip and fall accidents can happen in parking lots. If someone falls onto the concrete, they can suffer major injuries.
Also, parking lots should be well-lit at night. This is important for a few reasons. One, it helps people see better and prevents them from tripping. Two, it deters criminals who may want to prey on people.
Having adequate security is part of a property owner’s responsibility.
All employees should be aware of hazards and take care of them. This includes spills and other obstacles that can cause people to slip and fall.
All parts of the property should be well maintained, from shelving and store displays to stairs and railings.
All chemicals should be stored appropriately so that they cannot cause harm to guests, particularly children who have a tendency to get into things that are left out.
If you get hurt on someone else’s property, do not wait to seek legal assistance for your case. These injury claims can become complicated and you may find that the other side will try to blame you for your own injuries. At Eugene Bruno & Associates., we will not let someone turn you into the bad guy. You are the victim and we will work to ensure you get compensation for your injuries. When you need an Escondido premises liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us as 888-278-6688.