“Premises liability” is the legal term for lawsuits over injuries someone suffers while on someone else’s property.
At Burch, George & Germany, P.C., our Oklahoma premises liability lawyer has the experience and resources necessary to handle all kinds of premises liability claims. We are not afraid to take on large and powerful defendants to fight for our clients’ rights.
Premises liability law involves determining the legal responsibilities of property owners and property occupiers when accidents and injuries happen on properties they own or control. The legal responsibilities of the property owner or occupier will generally depend upon the status of the injured party as an invitee, a licensee or a trespasser.
In some situations, the law may apply a uniform standard of care to invitees and licensees, but not to trespassers. That standard generally places a continuing duty on property owners to inspect the premises, identify dangerous or hazardous conditions and either fix the conditions or post warnings about those conditions.
Premises liability cases often hinge upon the reasonableness of the parties – a standard that is often difficult to establish. Determining who is responsible, and to what degree, is never easy – and there may be special circumstances that define liability in landlord / tenant issues because rental contracts may determine or assign liability.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, contact an experienced Oklahoma attorney at Burch, George & Germany, P.C., to discuss your situation. With over 130 years of combined legal knowledge and trial experience, our Oklahoma premises liability lawyer and paralegals know how to develop the information that can make the difference in your case – and we are always ready to take your case to trial if needed.
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