Liability for injuries that occur upon commercial property depends upon the status of the injured person and their reason for being upon the property. For example, if the injured person is an employee of the commercial property owner or occupier and the employer is a subscriber of workers compensation insurance, the employee is generally barred from suing his our her employer for injuries arising from the negligence of the employer or fellow employees.
However, if a worker is injured upon commercial property while in his or her course and scope of employment, it is imperative that they speak with an attorney concerning their legal rights against third parties and/or manufactures. If you were injured on the job, please press 0 now to speak with one of our attorneys about the specific facts surrounding your injury.
If the injured person is an invitee, someone who has been invited upon the premises for the benefit and financial gain of the owner, the owner owes a high duty of care to cure known defects upon their premises. The owner or occupier also must use reasonable diligence in identifying dangerous conditions and curing them. If the injured person is a social guest, the owner or occupier is only required to warn of known defects upon their premises.
Owners of shopping malls generally owe a duty to provide adequate security to protect shoppers. This is especially true in areas with a high crime rate. Apartment owners generally owe a duty to provide their tenants a safe place to live. This is especially true in situations where the apartments advertise security on premises.
Commercial property liability depends upon many factors, which are too numerous to discuss here. The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free and you owe it to yourself to know your rights!