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Helping When You’ve Been Injured on Someone Else's Property

Oregon law recognizes that people must often use another’s property to get through the day. You may need to park your car in a parking lot, go somewhere for work, use a public sidewalk to get to the bus stop, visit a friend's house, etc.

All of these places have one thing in common: they are owned by a business or a private individual. Therefore, all these locations are potentially dangerous. You don’t always know how well-maintained the spaces are.

If you are injured on someone else's property due to their neglecting a dangerous condition, you may have a legal claim for premises liability. A premises liability claim lets you seek compensation when you’ve been hurt on another’s land, such as in a slip-and-fall case.

At Pacific Cascade - Bend, we know how to investigate these claims. We will work to prove that the property owner or manager was negligent, and you deserve financial reimbursement.

To learn more about how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries, call our Bend lawyers at (541) 236-9655.

What Is Considered "Dangerous" Property?

To prove that a property is dangerous, you must prove that the property owner or manager:

  1. Had knowledge, or “reasonable notice,” of a dangerous condition on the property
  2. Failed to fix the condition in a reasonable amount of time
  3. Knew or should have known that someone would be harmed by the condition

What Is “Reasonable Notice” in a Premises Liability Claim?

In most cases, you can prove notice when:

  • The dangerous condition is visible
  • The property owner or manager is informed of the dangerous condition, especially if they’ve been warned multiple times

For example, imagine you slip and fall on a patch of ice on a sidewalk. The ice is clearly visible, so it is easier to prove that the property owner knew about the dangerous condition.

What Is “Reasonable Time” in a Premises Liability Case?

You may be able to show that the property owner or manager had time to fix a hazard when:

  • The dangerous condition had been present for a long time
  • The dangerous condition had caused multiple injuries to others
  • The property owner or manager had been informed of the dangerous condition multiple times

Reasonable time also relates to the environment. For instance, a coffee shop should be on high alert for spills. If you slip on a spill that was unattended for 10 minutes, you have a stronger case.

Proving a Property Owner Should Have Known About a Hazard

Proof that a property owner should have been aware includes:

  • The dangerous condition had caused serious injuries to others
  • The dangerous condition had caused multiple injuries to others
  • The danger is obvious, such as leaving a hot plate plugged in without any warning signage

We are here to help gather evidence and build your premises liability case for a slip-and-fall or other such injuries. Our lawyers in Bend are standing by, so contact us online right away.

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