A Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help You Collect Damages
Whether you are visiting an amusement park, attending a class, or shopping at a store, you have a legal right to expect that you will be reasonably safe from harm. Premises liability law in Oklahoma specifies that property owners or occupants have an obligation to keep the premises safe from known dangers or conditions that may cause injury. If you or a family member have been injured in a slip and fall or other incident caused by property owner or occupant negligence, you need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC has been practicing personal injury law for more than 35 years, and we are experts in this complex area. To schedule a consultation with a premises liability lawyer, contact our Oklahoma City practice today.
Understanding Premises Liability
According to premises liability laws, if there is a dangerous condition on a property, such as a wet floor or broken step, the owner or occupant must arrange for the condition to be fixed, or post adequate warnings.
To file a lawsuit for premises liability, a plaintiff must have been invited or granted permission to be on the property. Any patron of an open business or public location is naturally a licensee and granted permission to be there, while those specifically invited might include someone attending a party in a private home. Known trespassers may also be entitled to warning about a hazard or, in the case of children, there may even be a duty to provide reasonable protection. For example, a swimming pool, which is known to attract children, must be kept adequately fenced.
Types of Cases
There are a number of common examples of negligence in premises liability, including:
- Poor lighting conditions that cause accidents
- Improperly installed objects that fall and strike someone
- An unrestrained animal, such as a dog, that bites or injures a visitor
- An improperly fenced pool or malfunctioning drain
- Inadequate security in places where crime is anticipated, such as the parking lot of a motel or store (in this instance, an assault or rape can become a premises liability case)
Compensation for Injury
The attorneys at Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC have experience handling premises liability cases, and have helped many clients secure the compensation they need in order to recover from their injuries. We advise clients to call us first and avoid speaking to insurance representatives that try to contact them. These claims adjustors are often trying to minimize their clients' liability and downplay the seriousness of your injury.
Our expert investigators will look for evidence of negligence on the part of the property owner, and we will fight for just compensation for your losses, pain, and suffering. In some cases, a premises liability case can result in catastrophic injury or even death, which may mean a wrongful death claim is appropriate. We work strictly on a contingency basis, meaning that you will pay nothing until we settle your case or receive a jury award.
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We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients by providing aggressive, knowledgeable representation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.