Liability for negligent premises maintenance

Premises liability claims involve assaults, accidents or injuries occurring on another person’s property. These claims can be filed for an accident that occurs in a store, or a mugging that occurs in a dark parking lot. So long as the owners or possessors of a property failed to take adequate steps to protect their guests from a foreseeable harm, you may have a legal claim for compensation for injuries occurring on the property. Our Oklahoma City premises liability lawyer at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm provides you with legal advice and guidance if you have sustained an injury as a result of a hazardous condition on another person’s property.

Municipalities, landlords, building managers and property owners have a duty to make repairs to correct unsafe conditions on their property and to protect the public from harm.  When they fail in that responsibility, injured parties may file a premises liability claim. A premises liability case can involve any of the following types of unsafe conditions:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Toxic exposures
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Improper lighting
  • Negligent security
  • Negligent employee screening
  • Loose or unstable stairs
  • Rotting railings
  • Holes in the floors
  • Protruding nails
  • Falling objects
  • Slippery or wet floors
  • Uneven or icy walkways
  • Exposed roots on footpaths

What to expect when you are injured on someone else’s property

To establish a claim for premises liability, you have to show that a property owner had knowledge of an unsafe condition and failed to take steps to correct, repair or warn others about the potential harm. In most cases, our Oklahoma City premises liability attorney needs to request access to business records or obtain witness statements to secure compensation for your injuries.

A homeowner’s insurance policy or commercial property policy may not cover the types of injuries that you have sustained. In such a case, it may be necessary to sue the responsible parties directly. Our premises liability attorney in Oklahoma City can guide you through the appropriate legal channels for recovering the costs of treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.