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Hidden Dangers and Premises Liability

When on another person or entity’s property, they are responsible for your safety. It is their duty to maintain the premises and resolve existing hazards, or to post ample warning to alert guests of the possible dangers.

If you were injured while on someone else’s property, they may be liable for your losses. Contact a Stevens Point premises liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your grounds for filing a legal claim. Call 800-242-2874 today to speak with an experienced legal professional about your options.

What are Hidden Dangers?

Under tort law, a hidden danger is any hazard that exists on a property that would not be detectable by a person of average intelligence while they casually examined the premises. For example, a faulty step is not an easily detectable hazard; however, it can cause serious harm. All hidden dangers must have adequate warnings that alert others of the risk.

On the contrary, hazards that would be apparent upon casual inspection are considered to be “open and obvious.” Visitors and guests are responsible for being able to detect this kind of hazard, and property owners are not liable for injuries incurred by them.

Regardless of whether you are a member of the public or an invited guest, property owners have a responsibility to ensure your safety while on their property.

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If you have been injured because of a negligent property owner, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact the Stevens Point premises liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your case with a legal professional. Call 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.