PREMISES LIABILTY and DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
Keeping premises safe
Tiwald Law Firm represents people seriously injured by defective or dangerous conditions on land or in buildings. Also referred to as premises liability, property owners, both public and private are required by law to keep their property, both land and buildings, free of hazards. Such hazards may include inadequate maintenance, uneven surfaces, obstructions in walkways and inadequate lighting. They may also include inadequate security in buildings, in parking facilities, and on grounds, resulting in intentional criminal acts by third parties.
Toxic substances on the property
All buildings and land must be free of toxic materials which may harm human health. These, among others, may include the presence of lead based paints, paint chips, and asbestos. Harmful exhaust fumes such as carbon monoxide from poorly maintained furnaces, or the unventilated use of fork lifts cause serious injury or death.
Federal and state safety codes give clear guidance to property owners concerning their duties to provide safe living and working environments for the public. If this duty of care is violated, resulting in injury, the property owner may be held liable.
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If you or a loved one has been injured while on property belonging to someone else it is essential to contact a lawyer experienced and skilled in representing victims of premises injuries like Tiwald Law Firm.
It is extremely important to seek the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney when you are in legal trouble. If you have been the victim of a personal injury due to the negligence, carelessness or abuse of another person, please contact us today to discuss your legal options.