In Oregon, property owners and managers owe duties to protect visitors from dangerous conditions on their property. What this means is that store owners, hotels and businesses can be liable for personal injuries suffered on their property.
An Owner's Duty To Provide Safety
Store or business owners are obligated to maintain their property to a reasonable degree of safety, including conducting inspections regularly and responding promptly to warn and correct conditions that they know are or might be dangerous. The types of establishments that owe duties are as varied as the types of injuries that can result. The following is just a limited sample of the types of businesses that could be found liable for premises liability:
- Grocery stores
- Retail clothing stores
- Shopping malls
- Restaurants and coffee shops
- Bars and pubs
- Carnivals and amusement parks
- Gymnasiums and playgrounds
- Ski resorts and vacation resorts
- Mobile home parks
- Condominium common areas
A Spectrum Of Potential Injuries
While most commonly known as the slip-and-fall case, the variety of premises liability personal injury causes is virtually limitless. From dangerous falling merchandise or tools to broken chairs or stools, or even dangerously defective samples, customers injured on the property of another can seek to recover for their injuries.
An experienced Portland personal injury lawyer is needed to evaluate these claims and navigate the sometimes overlapping regulatory and common law waters.
Contact A Portland Premises Liability Attorney
Contact Sarah Nelson, P.C., to schedule a free and confidential consultation about your premises liability case at no cost or obligation. You may call us at 503-928-8053. You may also contact us online to start talking with an Oregon premises liability lawyer.