Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Oregon has its own unique laws around personal injury when it comes to slip and fall accidents. The details are complicated and there is an immense amount of gray area. In order to navigate this tangle of laws and regulations call Slip and Fall Accident Attorney in Salem, OR Lakepoint Law Firm, as we have the knowledge and experience to handle your slip and fall claim.
According to Oregon’s regulations it is the responsibility of a property owner to keep their environment “reasonably” maintained and safe for visitors. If they do not uphold this legal obligation a civil lawsuit can be filed against them, in the event of an injury. However, this leaves a lot of room for interpretation. For example, what is “reasonable” when it comes to cleanliness? What constitutes a hazardous condition? These are questions that are often settled during a lawsuit after an injury has taken place.
The gray area widens when it comes to proving that the owner of a premise knowingly neglected to uphold their “duty to care.” These duties include things like cleaning up spills, following building codes, fixing cracks in flooring and tears in carpeting, maintaining a smooth parking surface, and providing proper lighting. There are many more items that can be considered a responsibility for property owners. All of them are tricky to decipher and trickier still to prove that they were knowingly disregarded.