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Premises liability: when dangerous or defective buildings cause injury or death

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Herndon Reston area injury lawyer Doug Landau is often asked, "What is a premises liability case ?"

The author of several hundred pages of the best-selling Lexis Nexis 3 volume set, "Premises Liability: Practice and Procedure," explains that when a building’s design, upkeep or use causes injury, the injured victim can bring a premises liability claim for their injuries and losses. Premises liability is the liability for a landowner or property management company for certain torts that occur on the real property. In many states, a judge will give the jury an instruction at the end of the case, when all the evidence has been submitted for their consideration, that goes something like this:

‘a landowner has a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of persons reasonably expected to be on the premises, and that duty includes an obligation to protect against the risks of a dangerous condition existing on the premises, provided the landowner knows of, or by the exercise of reasonable care would have discovered, the dangerous condition. ‘

If the landowner or occupier created the dangerous condition or let it exist for a sufficiently long time, they may be liable to the injured person for the damages caused by their negligence. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall, trip and fall or other accident caused by a dangerous building or structure, e-mail us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., or call 703-796-9555 today.

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  1. Mike Bryant says:
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    This is a nice review on the issue and a reminder of why experienced representation is needed to as the right questions and to thoughtfully investigate these issues. I was just talking about how many times the early investigation makes a difference as to witnesses and to finding out what really happened. You can get pictures and make sure the videos are secured.