You May Be the Victim of Negligence and You Might Have a Way to Recover
People can be careless. Sometimes they take shortcuts, or ignore things that demand attention. This is particularly true when that someone owns or operates a place where other people come to visit, to live, shop, take in a concert, or simply to take a stroll on a sunny afternoon. This could be your house, the grocery store down the street, a bank, or an apartment complex. When these places are poorly maintained in a way that puts others at risk, injuries can happen. This is what premises liability is all about – it’s the way the law protects innocent victims of neglect.
We’ve all heard the old saying; “It was an accident waiting to happen.” Very often when an accident does occur and people are injured, we realize that the situation was, indeed, a matter of WHEN something bad would happen, not IF. That’s when personal injury lawyers can come to the rescue.
The owners and/or operators of property have a responsibility by law to exercise ordinary and reasonable care to protect people they invite onto their premises from accidents and injury. An accident that includes injuries can mean that the property owner is guilty of a tort*. The tort system is one way we, as a society, seek to make the world a safer, more orderly place. When one of us fails to hold up his end of the bargain, that person can be held liable for damages suffered by others. Therefore, if you, or somebody you care about has been a victim of carelessness or negligence, you may have the right to recover money for the injuries you’ve suffered.