Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed due to unsafe conditions at work, a store or anywhere away from home. In Maine, when a person enters property owned by another party, they have the right to expect to be reasonably safe. When the land owner or party responsible for maintaining the premises neglects this duty, they can be held liable for injuries that occur. This is known as premises liability law. If you or a loved one has experienced injury because a property owner or business failed to keep you safe, contact a Louisiana injury lawyer to find out more about your rights.
Under the common law of every state, the owner or possessor of real property, whether residential or commercial, has a duty to maintain the land, sidewalks, driveways, and structures in ways that minimize the risk of injury to certain visitors on the property. This concept is known under the law as premises liability.
The duty extends to any feature or part of the property over which the owner or possessor has, or should have control, including floors, stairs, stairways, ramps, elevators, escalators, sidewalks, driveways, playgrounds, fences, garages, sheds or other structures.