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Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

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If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property, you may want to speak with Tulsa, OK premises liability attorneys. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. An attorney can help you file a claim against the property owner and look out for your best interests. You deserve justice for what you have been through. 

A premises liability case can arise when a person gets hurt on someone else’s property. Property owners are responsible for making sure that their premises are free from hazards. Here are the common types of premises liability cases.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents make up a large percentage of premises liability cases. Common causes of slip and falls include liquid spills, wet floors, stray cords, and torn carpeting. They can also occur on sidewalks and driveways due to ice or snow. These accidents can lead to serious injuries, from broken bones to head injuries, so emergency medical care is necessary.

Dog Bites

Dog owners are responsible for restraining their dogs. If they fail to do this and a dog bites someone else, the owner can be held liable. Dog bites can cause serious complications, like infection, nerve damage, rabies, and permanent scarring. Victims may also suffer emotional distress.

Inadequate Security

As Tulsa premises liability lawyers can confirm, property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for customers, employees, and tenants. That is why it is important for them to implement various security measures, like security alarms and guards. If they fail to do this and someone gets injured during a robbery or break-in, the property owner can be held responsible. 

Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pools can provide hours of entertainment. As the legal professionals at Wandres Law, P.C. can explain, they can also be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. Pool owners have a duty to keep their pool safe for other people. Otherwise, they could be held responsible for an accident. Common types of swimming pool accidents include drowning, falling from a slippery deck, and entrapment. Children should always be supervised by at least one adult.

Elevator Accidents

Elevators are necessary for multi-story buildings. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their elevators and ensuring they are safe for the public. If they don’t, they can be held responsible for accidents and injuries. Common elevator issues that may lead to injuries include defective doors, electrocution, leveling issues, and excessive speed.

Falling Tree Accidents

Property owners also have a responsibility to regularly inspect the trees on their property. Trees that are damaged or diseased have a risk of falling and injuring someone. If a property owner fails to remove hazardous trees and they hurt another person, the property owner may face a lawsuit.

If you want to file a premises liability claim, you should schedule a consultation with Tulsa premises liability attorneys from Wandres Law, P.C. to discuss your case in detail.

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