Property owners have a legal duty to maintain the premises. When they fail to do so, serious and potentially devastating personal injuries can happen as a result. Commonly attributed to ‘accidents’, the property owner’s negligence is ultimately responsible. At the Johnston Law Firm, our Portland premises liability attorneys help you hold them liable in a claim.
Common Causes Of Personal Injuries In Portland Due To Premises Liability
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidental, unintentional personal injuries are a leading cause of death and disability, sending close to 100 million people to hospital emergency rooms each year in the United States. Negligence on the part of property owners is one of the most common causes.
While they may not have intended to harm anyone, willful and reckless actions or inactions on their part can put others at risk. Among the most common causes of personal injuries in cases our Portland premises liability attorneys handle include:
- Slip and fall accidents: These can happen due to wet floors, damaged flooring material, lack of proper lighting, lack of hand or guardrails, and other causes;
- Getting struck by or against objects: Loose fixtures, unsecured items, and falling debris increase personal injury risks;
- Fires and electrocutions: Faulty wiring and a general lack of safety precautions make potentially fatal injuries more likely to happen;
- Drownings: No fencing property or providing lifeguard and other security measures increases fatal and non-fatal drowning risks.
Property owners and managers can be held liable in a premises liability claim in Portland due to any of the above or other hazards, as well as for failing to warn visitors of potential risks.
Seeking Compensation In A Premises Liability Claim
Personal injuries can happen when visiting someone’s home or at stores, restaurants, hotels, office buildings, local parks, or other public places. When they occur due to the property owner’s negligence, you have the right to hold them accountable for losses you suffer as a result.
In many cases, property insurance the owner has in place can help cover costs associated with personal injuries. However, the amount of coverage may fail to adequately cover your costs. In this situation or in cases where the property owner is uninsured or attempts to deny or dispute your claim, you may be entitled to file a premises liability lawsuit. Under the Oregon Revised Statutes, property owners can be held personally liable for damages you suffer. This includes:
- Coverage of all medical costs associated with your injuries;
- Reimbursement for lost wages and future losses in income or benefits;
- Payments for pain, suffering, and any lost enjoyment in life you experience.
Request A Consultation With Our Portland Premises Liability Attorneys Today
When you suffer personal injuries due to the negligence of property owners, the Johnston Law Firm helps you hold them accountable. We provide the professional legal representation you need to get compensation in a claim. To request a consultation, call (503) 546-3167 or contact our Portland premises liability attorneys online today.