Property owners are responsible for maintaining the safety of the premises. Invited visitors and guests have a reasonable expectation of safety when they walk down the street, go to a store, or enter a private residence.
Johnson & Biscone, P.A. has pursued compensation for clients in a wide range of dangerous premises claims, including:
Based in Oklahoma City, our law firm accepts premises liability cases from clients in Edmond, Norman, and all of Oklahoma. Call 405-232-6490 today for a free consultation.
Premises Liability Law in Oklahoma
Dangerous premises injuries can occur just about anywhere:
- Restaurants and bars
- Shops, supermarkets, and shopping malls
- Office buildings
- Pools and recreational facilities
- Warehouses, garages, and other industrial spaces
- Construction sites
- Private homes
- Apartment buildings
- Parking lots
- Sidewalks (public and private)
In order to be eligible for compensation, simply being hurt is not enough. Your attorney needs to prove that negligence occurred in the safety or upkeep of the property. In Oklahoma, damages are capped in premises liability cases where the property in question is a municipally held sidewalk.
Falls are a leading cause of serious injury. Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls often occur as a result of unsafe conditions or poor maintenance on or inside of a property.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet and slippery floors
- Wrinkled carpets
- Uneven floors
- Cracked sidewalks and pavement
- Poorly lit hallways and stairwells
- Objects cluttering a walkway
The most common injury in accidents involving a trip or a slip is trauma to the hands, which occurs when you try to catch yourself mid-fall. Other injuries that can occur in slip and fall accidents are:
- Brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage, especially to tendons and ligaments in the hands and feet
Many people feel embarrassed after a fall. Few realize that the injuries they sustain could be the result of negligence, and that they have may have recourse to compensation through a premises liability lawsuit.
Safety takes many forms. In addition to maintenance and cleanliness, property owners are also responsible for keeping guests safe from acts of violent crime. Failure to do so can result in muggings, robbery, physical assaults, sexual violence, and – in the worst case – murder.
Property owners are obligated to take reasonable precautions to prevent crime on the premises. You may be able to sue for negligent security if your injuries resulted from:
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken locks on doors and windows
- Unlocked gates and doors
- Lack of surveillance cameras and security alarms
- Inadequate security presence
- Failure to perform criminal background checks when hiring employees
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury because a property owner failed to provide sufficient security, Johnson & Biscone will review your case for free. Contact a premises liability lawyer today.
In the majority of cases, workers injured on the job at a construction site have recourse to benefits through the workers’ compensation system. However, in instances where a non-worker in injured on a construction site, or a third-party’s negligence injured a worker or bystander, Johnson & Biscone, P.A. can pursue a construction accident claim.
Construction sites are inherently dangerous. Some of the major sources of injury include:
- Tools and other falling objects
- Ladder and scaffolding accidents
- Equipment injury
- Collisions with heavy machinery
The only way to know for sure if you need to file a claim and/or go to court for injuries sustained in a construction accident is to speak to an experienced attorney. Our lawyers will carefully evaluate the circumstances and extent of your injury, then discuss next steps.
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When you contact our law firm, your initial case evaluation is complimentary. You will also speak to an attorney during the initial phone call.
Here at Johnson & Biscone, great client service is important to us. Call 405-232-6490 to speak to a caring, committed lawyer today! Our attorneys serve Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and all of Oklahoma.