“They didn’t even put signs up.”
Getting hurt on someone else’s property is not something any of us want to experience when we go somewhere. Usually, we know that when we visit our usual locations such as the grocery store, the bank, our office, or a restaurant, we will be completely safe.
But what happens when the negligence of a property owner or their employees cause you harm?
When you need a premises liability attorney in Hollywood, the Dante Law Firm is ready to step in and help you secure your rightful compensation.
Did you know that, according to the National Floor Safety Institute, there are over 8 million falls that lead to ER visits annually. Over 1 million of those are slip and fall accidents, which are common for patrons of restaurants and grocery stores.
Floors and flooring materials cause more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
Falls are just one type of injury that can happen on other people’s property. If property owners or their employees do not take simple preventative steps (cleaning up spills, removing bunched up rugs, putting up “wet floor” signs), they should be held responsible for any patron injuries.
Inside of an establishment, all cleaning chemicals and other supplies should be available to store personnel only and put away when there are visitors. If children get into dangerous items that are left out, there could be major injuries.
Restaurant cooks have a duty to ensure that they store and cook all of their foods at the required temperatures. They should also ensure that they discard of any expired or spoiled items. If they fail to do these things, their patrons could become very ill.
Parking lots are another major area of concern for multiple reasons. These areas tend to become neglected by property owners, even though they are the first and last place people go when they visit somewhere. If the pavement is uneven, broken, or cracked, people could trip and seriously injure themselves.
Parking lots are also areas where crimes can be easily committed. Property owners should ensure patron safety by having adequate security and well-lit parking lots at night.
Private residence owners should also secure any hazards on their property if they are going to invite people over. They should be held to the same standards as any other property owner, including being held responsible to any injuries.
Irresponsible behavior by a property owner or someone who works for them should not cause you financial harm. If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence and you have to spend time in the hospital, we know your expenses will pile up quickly.
It won’t be just medical bills. It could also be lost income if you have to miss work. The Dante Law Firm will work with you to make sure you don’t have to worry about that. Our premises liability attorneys in Hollywood are standing by. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.