Washington, D.C., property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for the public. This includes not only maintaining an environment free from slip-and-fall dangers, but also from falling objects. When they fail to do so, they may be subject to premises liability lawsuits by any parties injured due to their negligence, such as in a recently filed case in another state.
Some Washington, D.C., residents may mistakenly believe that all premises liability cases involve elderly or infirm individuals, but this is far from the case. Young and healthy people can fall victim to a slip-and-fall accident just as easily. In fact, such cases may be even more upsetting, knowing that a young person's whole life has been negatively affected due to the carelessness of those responsible for the hazardous conditions.
Often, premises liability lawsuits in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere revolve around slip-and-fall accidents in poorly maintained stores, restaurants or even parking lots, when puddles of water or other slick substances aren't promptly cleaned up, or when staff fails to remove dangerous objects from floors. But do other types of companies have the same legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for the public? Well, in another state, a pedestrian is suing over the hazardous conditions of the road after she suffered serious injuries as a result.
To anyone in Washington, D.C., who has never experienced it, slipping and falling may sound like a minor or temporary inconvenience, but those who have suffered the consequences know that the results are often anything but. A woman in a nearby state suffered serious injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. She has filed a premises liability complaint against the locale where the incident took place, alleging that hazardous conditions were the reason for her fall.
Whether guarding against wet floors, falling objects or hazardous parking lots, property owners in Washington, D.C. and across the nation have a responsibility to the general public to keep their premises free of hazards. When they fail to do so, the results can be detrimental. A premises liability lawsuit was filed recently in another state.
Falling due to negligent maintenance in a Washington D.C. parking lot or store is one thing; unacceptable and awful, but not unheard of. More difficult to imagine, perhaps, is a slip-and-fall accident that occurs at a medical facility. Such a place, one would expect, would be extra careful about safety and would make sure to take extra precautions. However, a recently filed complaint in another state alleges just such an occurrence.
Often, injured victims seek legal advice from an attorney after they experience damages in a slip-and-fall accident or due to the hazardous condition of a Washington, D.C. parking lot, for example. These, however, are unfortunately not the only dangerous situations in which the skills of a premises liability lawyer might prove invaluable. In fact, in another state, an injured working is suing for negligence on allegations that a company failed to maintain a work environment free from hazards, and that he suffered acid burns as a result.
In a state not far from Washington, D.C., a woman has filed a lawsuit against several businesses after she suffered serious injuries. The premises liability claim accuses the defendants of negligence, carelessness and inattentiveness for their part in her July 2015 slip-and-fall accident. The woman claims that the injuries she suffered during the fall have severely affected her neck, ribs, legs, and right hand and arm.
The responsibility for maintaining safe Washington, D.C. premises goes far beyond keeping parking lots hazard-free and cleaning up slippery puddles. Falling objects pose a serious threat to the health and safety of any individuals on the property. In another state, a train passenger has filed a lawsuit alleging that falling power lines and debris caused her serious injuries.
Often, Washington, D.C. premises liability cases may bring to mind images of someone slipping in a puddle that wasn't cleaned up in a timely manner. This is far from the only example of how negligent maintenance can cause injury to customers or patrons, however. In another state, for instance, a couple has filed a premises liability lawsuit after experiencing a parking lot injury.