Premises Liability

Were you recently injured on another’s property? The property owner may be liable for your injuries, Whether at an office building, mall, retail store, or private residence.

Claims of this nature are known as premises liability claims. They include slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, or injuries from security negligence. Even children can be represented in these claims under the attractive nuisance doctrine.

After seeking medical attention, talking to an experienced Oklahoma City personal injury attorney is one of the first steps you should take if you were injured while on another party’s property. At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, our legal team could provide the skilled and compassionate legal counsel you need to pursue fair and full compensation for your injuries. We could review your case and help determine who should be liable for your injuries. Reach out to our law office today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable premises liability attorney.

What is premises liability?

Under state premises laws, property owners have the duty to ensure their premises are reasonably safe for lawful visitors. If you or a loved one was injured on another party’s property, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner to recover financial damages. You may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, emotional trauma, lost earnings, future medical treatment, and possibly more.

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Common examples of premises liability claims

A premises liability case could arise from any accident on someone else’s property due to negligence. As such, it covers a vast range of incidents, including:

  • Dog bite injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Negligent or inadequate security
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Inadequate lighting 
  • Elevator accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Daycare accidents
  • Trampoline accidents

Understanding duty of care in a premises liability claim

When it comes to premises liability law in Oklahoma, victims must prove that the property owner owed them a duty of care. Whether or not this duty of care was owed is dependent on the victim’s status. Generally, a duty of care is owed to invitees though it may also be owed to a licensee. If the individual were not expressly invited and had no lawful right to be on the property, that person would likely be a trespasser. Property owners do not owe trespassers a duty of care unless the person was a child and something on the property (an attractive nuisance) drew them to it. These are some other key elements involved in premises liability claims:

  • The property owner was responsible for maintaining the property
  • The property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions and failed to address them or warn others of the risks
  • You were injured
  • The property’s negligent actions directly led to your injuries
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Your initial consultation with a premises liability lawyer at our firm is free. We have over 50 years of experience to apply to your case and can inform you of your legal rights and your options in moving forward with this important matter.

At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, we also work on a contingent fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we negotiate a settlement or win a jury award on your behalf. Call us today.

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