Anyone who owns property – a house, store or even a vacant lot – is required to ensure that their property is maintain to a reasonable standard. In other words, they must do what is reasonable and necessary to make sure their property is safe for anyone who is on their property lawfully. However, unfortunately, many property owners do not do that and leave their property in dangerous and unsafe conditions which can cause someone to sustain serious injuries. The law allows for someone hurt on someone else’s property to file a claim and lawsuit against the property owner if they failed to make repairs to the dangerous condition, do not give proper warnings, or if they created the dangerous condition. Premises liability cases include the following:
- Slip and fall
- Poor lighting
- Porch or stair collapse
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool injuries
These can occur on public sidewalks, the grocery store, a city park, a friend’s home, a parking lot, or an office building.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property in Columbia or Charleston, call the premise liability attorneys at the Dayson Shalabi Burkett at 803-973-0304 or 843-388-3368 to see if they can help.