Injury Cases Involving Premises Liability
Cutler Rader, PL handles premises liability claims for a variety of incidents including slip/trip and fall, negligent security, assault, dog bites and other premise related accidents and injuries.
A landowner has a responsibility to prevent unreasonable risks and to warn of known dangers. If he does not, and a person is hurt, the landowner is responsible for the damages he caused.
Falls can be devastating, especially for the elderly. They are the #2 leading cause of injuries throughout the United States. Hospitals see 25,000 fall injuries every day. Every 35 minutes an older adult dies as a result of a fall.
The Cutler Rader attorneys’ expertise in recovering money for falls cannot be understated. We’ve handled them from intake to verdict. When necessary, we engage engineers and other professionals to prove our cases. We have collected millions of dollars for our clients and we continue to fight for the best recoveries possible.
Dog bites are another area of premises liability. Dog owners are responsible for the conduct of their dogs. Period. If you’ve been injured by a dog, we may be able to help.
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Types of Premises Liability Cases
Dogs are wonderful companions. However, some dogs are dangerous and their owners are responsible to keep them contained and under control. Dog attacks are a common and horrific occurrence, and when they happen their owners are accountable. “The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness.”
Slip and Fall Accidents
Although a trip and fall can be dangerous for anyone, they are particularly dangerous for the brittle bones of the elderly. Any slip and fall can cause serious injuries. If a property owner was to blame or in any way negligent, victims of a fall can be compensated for losses in some cases.
People often feel stupid after they fall. After all, they think, “why didn’t I see that?” It’s because you do not have eyes on your feet, and you look forward, not down, when you walk. Architects and engineers usually carefully design walkways to be safe, and incorporate visual aids such as planters, lights, bright paint and other warning devices. When not properly designed, cleaned or maintained, it is easy to unintentionally lose your footing. So don’t feel stupid, it may not have been your fault.
In many workplace accident cases, the employee is covered by Worker’s Compensation plan. Worker’s Compensation works much like automobile no-fault (PIP). In exchange for your employer automatically paying for your medical bills and part of your lost earnings, you give up the right to sue your employer. However, there are often multiple parties in a workplace. For example, you may be injured by a fall on a slippery floor at work, but it was actually a separate cleaning company that caused the dangerous condition. While generally you could not sue your employer (there are a few exceptions), you could sue the cleaning company.