The law seems very clear on this point. So why then, in some cases, are property owners still held liable when someone is on their property illegally and that person is hurt?
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A recent report from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries indicated that area amusement parks reported two accidents involving rides and 19 unauthorized ride operators. The amusement park accident report brings into focus the potential dangers posed by amusement park rides to local residents.
Statistics indicate that most amusement park accidents occur between May and September during summer vacation. Safety experts claim operator negligence is one of the leading causes of accidents in the state. Nationwide, an average of nearly 5 Americans are killed each year on park rides. Read the rest »
The first step to recovering damages from an accident is to get medical care. Obtaining records from your health care provider gives you evidence of injuries and recovery costs. A record of injuries and financial damages can help prove the impact of the accident. The records you may need are medical reports, medical expenses, and records of lost wages. You should gather accounts of the incident from witness testimony, employees of the business where the accident happened, and medical professionals. Pictures of the accident scene can show the judge and jury to see the conditions of where the accident occurred. Read the rest »
Types of Premises Liability
In Seattle, as in the rest of Washington State, property owners have legal obligations to keep premises properly maintained. Some of the more common premises liability cases involve structural defects such as dangerous elevators or escalators, stairs with loose railings or steps, and ceiling or balcony collapses. Poor maintenance such as wet and slippery floors is a premises liability. Premises hazards are not always indoors. Property owners are liable for outdoor maintenance to prevent hazardous situations. Snow or ice on the property, poorly maintained parking lots or sidewalks, and defective swimming pools are liabilities. Read the rest »