Blog: ARE YOU LIABLE FOR INJURIES ON YOUR PROPERTY?
Issues of injury and liability in Easton, Allentown and Bethlehem PA, the Lehigh Valley and western NJ including Allentown.
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a relatively safe environment that ensures that those entering the property have a reasonable expectation of not getting injured. This legal concept, known as “premises liability,” comes into play when an injury is caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Regardless of whether the accident takes place in a store or residence, or on public property, two basic rules determine who is legally responsible.
First, the owner of the property has a legal duty not to expose those who enter to unreasonable risk due to faulty design, construction, or condition. sHowever, property owners are not held liable for those entering the property in an unexpected, unauthorized, or dangerously careless manner. If someone is seeking compensation for an injury that occurred on your property, you may or may not be held legally responsible. Did you give that person permission to be on your property, or did they enter without your knowledge or approval? Did you take reasonable precautions to prevent them from injury?
The Margolis Law Firm can be your advocate in negotiations or in the courtroom.
We are located at 675 Walnut Street, 2nd floor.
Call us at +1 610-438-4244 to schedule a consultation to review the details of your case.
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HINT: If you are a guest or tenant who is injured in an accident on rental property, the party responsible for maintaining the area or condition that caused your accident is liable.
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