A property owner may be legally responsible (liable) for any accidents or injuries that occur to a visitor or tenant on his property if it can be proven that the owner's negligence caused the accident or injury. If you've suffered an injury on someone else's property that was a result of the negligence of the property owner, you may be able to sue the owner to recover your expenses from the injury, including your medical bills, disfigurement, permanent physical disability, emotional distress or other pain, and any lost wages. Common injuries on property include exposure to toxic or hazardous materials like lead or mold, bites or attacks from dogs, slip and fall accidents, and crimes that result from inadequate security.
In cases involving premises liability, the person injured must prove that the property owner was negligent. Proving the owner's negligence is a two-step process. First, the injured party must show that his injury was caused by unsafe conditions or a failure on the owner's part to properly maintain the property. Second, the victim must show that the property owner knew or reasonably should have known about the unsafe conditions, but did not warn visitors or tenants of the danger.
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