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Injured on Someone Else's Property in Eugene, PA?

When you visit a store, a neighbor’s house, or a public park, you expect the property to be safe. Unfortunately, many people are injured every year due to dangerous property conditions. If you or your child has been injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our Eugene premises liability lawyers understand the unique challenges that families face when it comes to premises liability claims, and we are prepared to fight for you while you make the best possible recovery from injury. Our team can help you understand your rights and options, and we will work tirelessly to help you maximize your entitled compensation.

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What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners and occupiers responsible for certain injuries that occur on their property. In Oregon, property owners and occupiers have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises and to warn visitors of any known hazards. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result.

There are three main types of visitors under Oregon premises liability law:

  • Invitees: These are people who are invited onto the property for the owner’s or occupier’s benefit. Examples include customers at a store, patients at a hospital, and guests at a hotel.
  • Licensees: These are people who are invited onto the property for their own benefit. Examples include social guests at a private home and people who visit a public park.
  • Trespassers: These are people who enter the property without permission. In general, property owners and occupiers do not owe a duty of care to trespassers, except in certain cases involving children.

Property owners and occupiers owe the highest duty of care to invitees, a slightly lower duty of care to licensees, and no duty of care to trespassers.

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability cases can involve a wide range of accidents and injuries. At Pacific Cascade Legal, we handle all types of premises liability cases, including those involving children.

Some of the most common types of premises liability cases we handle include those involving:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents: These occur due to slippery surfaces, uneven floors, inadequate lighting, or obstructions. Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe conditions and warning visitors about potential hazards.
  • Trip and Fall Accidents: Similar to slip and fall incidents, trip and fall accidents happen due to hazards such as uneven sidewalks, loose flooring, or objects left in walkways.
  • Inadequate Maintenance: Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Failure to repair or address known hazards, such as broken stairs, handrails, or elevators, can lead to accidents and liability.
  • Negligent Security: Property owners are responsible for providing adequate security measures to protect visitors from foreseeable criminal acts. If a crime occurs due to insufficient security (like poor lighting, broken locks, or lack of security personnel), the property owner may be held liable.
  • Dog Bites and Animal Attacks: Owners are responsible for controlling their pets. If an animal attacks someone on their property or in a public area, the owner may be liable for resulting injuries.
  • Swimming Pool Accidents: Property owners with pools must adhere to safety regulations and take measures to prevent accidents, such as proper fencing, warning signs, and supervision, especially in the case of children.
  • Dangerous Conditions in Public Places: Businesses, parks, and public spaces should ensure that their premises are safe for visitors. This includes keeping walkways clear, providing proper lighting, and addressing any potential hazards promptly.
  • Elevator and Escalator Accidents: Property owners or maintenance companies are responsible for ensuring the safe operation of elevators and escalators. Accidents due to mechanical failures, lack of maintenance, or improper operation can lead to liability.
  • Fires and Burns: Inadequate fire safety measures, such as malfunctioning smoke detectors, lack of fire exits, or failure to comply with fire codes, can result in severe injuries or fatalities. Property owners are responsible for providing a safe environment in case of fire emergencies.
  • Toxic Substances and Chemical Exposure: Exposure to toxic substances, such as mold, lead paint, asbestos, or chemicals, can cause serious health issues. Property owners must disclose known hazards and take measures to mitigate risks.
  • Retail Store Accidents: Slip and falls, falling objects, or injuries due to poorly maintained aisles or merchandise displays in retail stores fall under premises liability. Storeowners must maintain a safe shopping environment for customers.
  • Amusement Park and Recreational Area Accidents: Injuries sustained on amusement park rides, playgrounds, or recreational areas due to malfunctioning equipment, lack of maintenance, or inadequate supervision can lead to premises liability claims.
  • Construction Site Accidents: Property owners or contractors overseeing construction sites are responsible for ensuring safety measures for workers and preventing accidents that may affect passersby or neighboring properties.
  • Inadequate Warning or Signage: Failing to warn visitors about potential dangers, such as wet floors, construction zones, or hazardous areas, can lead to liability if an accident occurs due to lack of warning.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, we understand that premises liability cases can be complex, especially when they involve children. Our Eugene premises liability attorneys are here to guide you through every stage of the legal process and to provide the compassionate, personalized legal representation you deserve.

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