St. George Premises Liability Lawyers
Helping You Fight for a Fair Recovery
Public and private property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises reasonably free of hazards and/or conditions which might endanger visitors to the property. A property owner’s failure to correct, address, or fix a dangerous condition could lead to a serious accident, which may even result in catastrophic injury or death. When this occurs, the victim and/or his or her family members may bring legal action—known as a premises liability lawsuit—against the owner of the property in order to seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
At Park Law Firm, our St. George premises liability lawyers can help you navigate the legal process. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience; we are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you every step of the way. We are proud to be a family law firm that provides a big firm experience, coupled with small-town attention for each and every client. We have offices located in St. George and Cedar City for your convenience.
Contact Park Law Firm online or by phone at (435) 222-5869 to request a free consultation with a member of our courteous and professional legal team.
What Are “Dangerous Property Conditions?”
In order to bring a premises liability claim in Utah, you must show that you were on the property legally (either as a customer, an invited guest, an employee, a resident, etc.), that the property owner somehow acted negligently, and that this negligence led to your injuries. In most cases, the presence of a dangerous condition alone is not enough to prove that the property owner was negligent; instead, you must show that the property owner knew of or should have known of the dangerous condition but did nothing to fix it, correct it, or warn visitors of its existence.
One common example of a dangerous condition is a spill in a grocery store. If a case of water falls from a shelf, breaking and spilling all over the floor, the owner or manager of the grocery store should promptly put out signs warning customers of the spill. He or she should also clean up the spill or have an employee clean up the spill as soon as possible. Failure to do either of these things could result in a slip and fall accident in which the grocery store will be liable.
Other examples of common dangerous property conditions include:
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Improperly marked exits
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Lack of proper hand railings
- Unsafe stairs
- Negligent security
- Unrestrained dangerous animals/dogs
- Inadequate lighting
- Elements of a property that are not up to code
- Defective sidewalks
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Uneven flooring
If you were injured due to any of these of another dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related damages. The St. George premises liability lawyers at Park Law Firm can help you fully understand your legal options and work to protect your right to a fair recovery.
Call (435) 222-5869 or contact us online to schedule your no-cost consultation today.