Property owners have a duty to make sure their property is safe for visitors.
Failing to maintain the safety of a property can have substantial legal
implications for a property owner, especially if someone is injured on
their property. Sometimes, an injured person can take legal action against
the owner of the property they were injured on. In this blog, we explain
the different types of premises liability claims that can be made by an
#1: Dog Bites
Because many dog attacks happen on a dog owner’s property, dog bite
claims typically fall under the category of premises liability. Guests
and visitors who sustain injuries from a dog bite might have the grounds
to sue for damages.
#2: Inadequate Security
Property owners must take reasonable steps to protect their guests from
harm. This includes providing adequate security for properties that attract
the attention of criminals who could potentially harm guests. This is
why you will usually see a security guard on duty at a bank.
#3: Swimming Pool Accidents
Property owners with pools should take extra measures to ensure that guests
aren’t harmed while swimming. It can be difficult to defend against
these types of premises liability claims because of the dangers associated
with swimming pools.
#4: Toxic Exposure
Hazardous substances must be safely handled and stored at all times by
property owners. Leaving chemicals around or improperly labeling hazardous
materials can put guests at risk for toxic exposure. Claims based on toxic
exposure often pay out more for damages because chemical agents can cause
lingering or lifelong debilitations.
Want to learn more about premises liability law? Call (504) 470-3935, or
contact our New Orleans premises liability lawyers
to find out how we can help you today.