Building owners and property managers generally have a responsibility to keep their properties safe so that people who may visit the property aren’t in danger of falling, being hit by objects or getting into some other type of accident that can cause them serious injuries.
When owners and property managers fail to uphold this responsibility and dangerous conditions at a property lead to injuries or death, injured people (or their families if fatal injuries occur):
- Will likely be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, ongoing treatment expenses, lost wages, irreversible impairments, mental suffering and other losses
- Can count on Beaverton and Washington County Premises Liability Attorney Linda Weimar to champion their rights and help them secure the settlements they likely deserve.
Proving Premises Liability Claims
A number of factors come into play with premises liability claims, and there are some very specific elements that must be proven in order for accident victims to be awarded compensation.
Specifically, some of the primary factors that must be proven when seeking compensation in premises liability cases include that:
- The injured person had a legal right to be on the property and was not trespassing.
- The person sustained his injury because of the dangerous conditions at the property.
- The party responsible for keeping the property safe either:
- Caused the dangerous condition
- Knew about the dangerous condition and did nothing to repair it/warn people about it
- Should have known about the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” person in the same position would have known about the danger (and would have addressed it).
- The injured person was not acting recklessly or negligently when he sustained the injury (in other words, the injured person was using the property as any “reasonable” person should be using it).
Establishing each of the above-listed elements can require various forms of proof, including (but not limited to):
- Building/property maintenance records
- City permits (or a lack thereof)
- Violations notices issued by regulators
- Footage from surveillance cameras on the property (or on nearby properties)
- Photos of the building or property
- Witness statements.
Our Beaverton and Washington County Premises Liability Lawyer Is Here for You
If you have been injured because a property owner or manager has failed to keep his property safe, Beaverton and Washington County Premises Liability Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to aggressively advocate your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people. This means that our clients can always count on us to honestly answer all of their questions, keep them informed at every stage of their case and work diligently to help them attain the compensation and justice they deserve.
When injured people choose to work with Beaverton and Washington County Premises Liability Lawyer Linda Weimar, they can rest assured that their important legal matters will be handled by an experienced professional who will do what it takes to help them resolve their case as favorably and efficiently as possible.
Let’s Talk about Your Rights
We are ready to talk about your rights and get your case started at no upfront cost. To receive professional legal advice during a free initial consult, call us at (503) 640-5000 or email us using the form on this page.
From our offices in Beaverton, Attorney Linda Weimar represents injured people in both Oregon and Washington State, including (not limited to) people in Portland, Beaverton, Wilsonville, West Linn, McMinnville, Oregon City, Gresham, Salem, Coburg, Tigad, Aloha, Forest Grove, Astoria, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Redmond, Astoria, and Newberg; and including individuals in Washington County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Marion County, Yamhill County, Cowlitz County, Clatsop County and Clark County.