Premises Liability Attorney in Twin Falls & Boise Serving Throughout Idaho
While running errands, you walk in to numerous businesses and assume that the owners and staff of those businesses have taken the necessary steps to keep the premises safe. Unfortunately, owners and managers don’t always dedicate the time and attention they should to maintaining their business in a clean and safe condition. If you’ve been injured in an accident on someone else’s property in Idaho, find out if you’re a candidate to file a lawsuit against the property owner by contacting the Twin Falls premises liability lawyers at Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby for a consultation.
Owners may be liable for hazards created by other visitors and customers, as well as hazards they created
Managers and staff of retail establishments and restaurants must regularly inspect the premises to make sure that there are no hazards which could injure an unwary customer. Perhaps an earlier patron spilled a drink, or a waiter dropped a plate of food that could cause someone to slip. While cleaning these spills instantly isn’t always possible, staff must make a reasonable effort to discover and clean up hazards as soon as is practical. The person who created the slipping hazard may even notify managers or staff of the accident, so that they know exactly where to look and what must be cleaned or repaired. When owners or staff of a business don’t address these hazards in a timely manner, and a visitor is injured, that visitor may be entitled to compensation for the cost of their medical care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Sometimes it’s the property owners themselves who have created a dangerous and invisible condition. For example, managers and staff members of a business may need to mop up a spill or clean their business while customers are present. These staff members and managers have a legal duty to warn customers and visitors of portions of the floor that might cause them to slip and fall. Should the staff forget to post a sign warning customers and visitors of the slipping hazard, the business operators may owe money damages to accident victims.
Premises liability accidents come in numerous forms
Business and property owners can be held liable for more than merely slip-and-fall injuries. Injury accident victims may pursue a premises liability claim for:
- Negligent security
- Negligent supervision
- Failure to adequately maintain property
- Accidents involving defective elevators or escalators
- Burns or other injuries from defective plumbing
- Drowning accidents in swimming pools
Call Premises Liability Attorneys at Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby after a Serious Injury
For assistance in pursuing a claim for money damages after you’re injured on someone else’s property in Idaho, contact the dedicated, experienced, and trial-ready Twin Falls personal injury lawyers at Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby for a consultation, at 208-734-2552, or in Boise at 208-336-2552.