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ARE YOU LIABLE FOR INJURIES ON YOUR PROPERTY?
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. However, 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 protect them from injury? Let the attorneys at MORTON J. SHUMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW be your advocates in negotiations or in the courtroom. We are located at 855 Worcester Rd. (Rt. 9). Call us 508-879-4040 to schedule an appointment to review the details of your case. We Get Results!
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.