Premises liability is a rather vague term that serves as a catchall for many types of events including those involving structural design flaws, unsafe conditions, environmental hazards, improper traffic patterns and a wide range of other issues unrelated to security per se. In many cases, security related premises liability matters involve issues such as security standards and generally accepted security practices. In addition to any existing standards, crime statistics, event history, and specific risk considerations play a part in determining whether an adverse event was foreseeable.
You or loved ones visit a home or business, and you are injured – sometimes fatally – by conditions you could not have anticipated.
Maybe this happens in a warehouse, a vacant lot, even a marina, where someone else’s negligence in observing safety standards has put you at risk, with tragic consequences. If it does happen, we can help you. The issues of premises liability are complicated. That's where we come in.
No matter how obvious fault may appear to those untrained in the law, the issues of premises liability are complicated and sometimes overlapping. Government agencies have established standards, laws, and ordinances to define levels of safety that property owners must meet. Determining which of these standards, laws, or ordinances applies to a particular case is the job of attorneys experienced in sorting them out and identifying legal responsibility. We are up to the job.
In this kind of accident, survivors and family members often struggle to find a way to right the wrong that has been done. We understand the human costs, the financial and emotional losses, and, most important, the yearning for justice.