Vermont law protects the public from accidents on private property by holding property owners responsible for damages that may arise from an injury on their property. Property owners must make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors. If they do not and an accident occurs, the accident victim may file a premises liability lawsuit against them.
Premise liability cases are common and wide-ranging. The four most common premise liability cases are:
1. Slip and Fall Accidents – Millions of accident victims visit emergency rooms every year. The National Floor Safety Institute says, “Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits or 12% of total falls.”
2. Poor Property Maintenance – Typically, visitors are injured because an owner does not maintain his/her property. These accidents can be caused by cracked or slippery flooring, uneven transition surfaces, poor construction, and unsafe objects on the property, among just a few examples.
3. Parking Lot Accidents – Poor parking lot lighting may cause visitor accidents, such as slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents.
4. Construction Site Accidents – Poor marking of construction areas can create dangers for pedestrians and others. Construction sites need to be properly blocked off or have adequate warning signs of potential dangers.
David Polow represents victims of all premise liability scenarios including slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents and other personal injury cases that happen on someone else’s property. Please call David Polow today for a free consultation. My number is 802-888-7707.