Property ownership in Oklahoma involves many levels of responsibility, particularly if the property is accessible to the general public. The owner of the property has the obligation to provide the necessary precautions to ensure the property is safe and free from dangerous conditions. Should the owner be negligent in their duty of maintaining a safe and hazard-free environment, they’re then responsible for any accident or injury suffered on their property. The most common examples of these hazardous conditions include broken stairs, poorly marked elevation changes, low overhangs, or wet and uneven floor services.
Poorly maintained facilities are not the only cause of premises liability lawsuits. Property owners are also responsible for the actions of any employees that cause damage to the public, and are legally accountable if any lack of proper safety considerations such as lighting or security enables a crime to be committed on the property. Rising incidents of theft, rape, and murder have been linked to property owners who put their self-interests before the safety of the public.
If you have suffered an injury because of the negligence of a property owner, a consultation with one of our premises liability attorneys will help guide you to justice. Don’t hesitate though; the laws of Oklahoma limit the amount of time you have to collect damages. Protect your rights - contact one of our lawyers today.
Learn more about Premise Liability in Oklahoma:
- Slip and Fall
- Falling Merchandise
- Dangerous Environment
- Swimming Pool Injury
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