When you go to a person’s home or a business such as a store, a supermarket, or a restaurant, you should be able to reasonably expect the owner to provide a safe environment that does not endanger your health when you visit. Sadly though, this is not always the case, and a premise owner’s failure to maintain secure surroundings can result in injuries to you and those you love.
If you or someone you know has endured such an accident, the owner of the property may be liable for your injuries. To help you fight for you rights, contact a Champaign premises liability attorney from the respected firm of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 328-2828 today.
A Property Owner’s Duty to You
You can be invited or licensed to enter a premise. Invitees are those who enter an environment for business purposes, while licensees are typically considered to be social guests. Either way, a property owner should keep his or her property free from hazards and should warn you if there are any known hazards.
Examples of Premises Hazards
You have probably noticed the bright yellow caution signs warning you of a wet floor that has just been mopped. This is to prevent against slip-and-fall accidents, which can cause broken bones and head injuries. Other examples of premises hazards include:
- An area of the property that is currently under construction
- A zone that may be dangerous due to broken parts, such as sharp tiles fragments in a pool
- A place where a structured is weakened and likely to fall in, like a damaged roof
If a premise owner fails to warn you of a potential hazard, you may be the victim of a devastating injury that can leave you affected for life. For more information regarding premises liability, look no further than the Champaign premises liability lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. Contact us today at (217) 328-2828.