Toronto Premises Liability Lawyers
When you suffer a personal injury on another person’s property due to an unsafe condition that the owner was negligent about fixing, the resulting litigation is premises liability. Property owners have a societal duty to keep their establishment in reasonable care, so they do not expose the public to potential hazards. This standard of care applies to homeowners, business owners, and other commercial property owners. Unfortunately, many do not uphold this duty and ignore dangerous surroundings on their property out of a desire to escape renovation costs. These people leave visitors and passersby vulnerable to potential injuries. These hazards could be as apparent as a staircase with missing floorboards or as discreet as the presence of asbestos. In any case, dangerous conditions in a home or commercial building have the potential to cause long-term injury and significant pain and suffering for anyone who enters the premises.
Suffering damages because of a property owner’s negligence in attending to unsafe conditions can be infuriating. When a property owner is aware of dangerous conditions, but chooses to ignore them, they are shirking their legal responsibility to ensure their property is unlikely to cause harm. At Mazin & Associates, PC, our Toronto premises liability lawyers understand the stress and personal damages that a premises liability injury can cause. These injuries often lead to the inability to work, lost wages, and accumulating medical expenses. Our Toronto legal team fights for those at odds with negligent property owners and can act as an advocate in your case if you are a victim of a premises liability injury.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
Many times, people assume the mere existence of a potential hazard on another’s property is enough to warrant a premises liability claim. Contrary to this belief, a claim can only be levied against a property owner if the complainant suffered injury due to the hazard. Plaintiffs must also be able to prove that the owner knew about the hazard and did nothing to address it. Common sources of premises liability injuries include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Inadequate Security
- Elevator and Escalator Injuries
- Porch Collapse
- Stair Collapse
- Dog Bites
- Lead Paint Poisoning
- Mercury Poisoning
- Swimming Pool Injuries
Additionally, premises liability cases can only be raised if you were invited to be on the property. Owners are not liable for injuries suffered by trespassers.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer in Toronto
Proving negligence in a personal injury case may seem intimidating, but the skilled premises liability lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC have a thorough understanding of how to achieve a good outcome in these cases. We believe you should not suffer at the hands of careless property owners. If you suffered damages because of a property owner’s negligence, reach out to the lawyers at our Toronto offices by calling (416) 250-1234 to discuss the details of your case.