Were you injured while on somebody else’s property? Whether it be a neighbor’s house; the supermarket; a sidewalk, road or highway; a playground; apartment complex; hospital; bowling alley, etc…the owners of such property have a duty to ensure that the premises are safe for all visitors. Legally, this duty of care is stated as, “a person in control of property has a duty to act as a reasonable person under all of the circumstances including the likelihood of injury to others, the probable seriousness of such injuries, and the burden of reducing or avoiding this risk of injury.” If you are injured due to a property owner’s failure to maintain their premises in a safe manner, you can and should be compensated for your injuries.
If you were injured while on somebody else’s property you must contact an attorney that knows how to protect your ability to obtain compensation from the owner of the property. Attorney Cloutier will ensure that your rights are so protected. Depending on the type/location of property that you were injured on, there may be strict ‘notice’ requirements that must be met in order to preserve your rights to sue. DO NOT miss these notice requirements…..call attorney Cloutier immediately after such an incident in order to protect your rights.