February 3, 2022
Wrongful death lawyer
When premises liability leads to fatality
If you own or manage your property, you are responsible for keeping the premises safe so that guests or anybody else that has permission to be on the property are not at risk of being injured or worse. When this duty of care is ignored, it is too late and premises liability fatalities have been when somebody dies because the property owner and/or manager neglected their responsibility to safety. If somebody you love has died because of premises liability errors, you most likely have a wrongful death case and should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer such as the ones available at Saavedra Law Firm.
Some examples of premises liability that led to wrongful death cases are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list is an example of real-world instances where premises liability causes someone to die.
A fire at the Alpine Motel Apartments killed six people and injured dozens more, and tenants of the building were persistent, claiming that there were no working smoke alarms, fire alarms, or even extinguishers in the property. There are also claims that the exit door was locked shut, and with no heating in the complex, the residents of this apartment were using their stoves to keep warm, and this may have caused the fire. However, in this case, the tenants of this apartment are not the ones liable for the death of those who died. Because there was no heating provided by the landlord, and they had two choices: to freeze or use their stove to heat their house, they really had no choice. Furthermore, the landlord or building manager allowed for the exit to be padlocked shut and did not provide smoke alarms, extinguishers, or fire alarms throughout the complex. This puts the survivors of this fire in a unique position where they can claim premises liability fatality, and bring forth a wrongful death claim for their loved ones who died in this fire on the building manager and landlord for not taking their duty of care seriously.
Black Friday shopping deaths, yes Black Friday shopping deaths occurred, fall under premises liability fatality leading to wrongful death cases. When people are dying due to stampedes, violent shoppers, and other deadly incidents in stores just after Thanksgiving, it’s usually because the retailers where these fatalities are happening did not hire enough security and staff to help keep crowds under control. Because you are hosting a large event where things are on sale, you should also up your staff for that day and ensure that you are well overstaffed to help control the very excited crowds of people coming to your store.
If you believe that you have a wrongful death case after reading about premises liability and how it leads to fatality and how that falls in the wrongful death, you should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer.
Premises liability fatalities can also be the result of slip and fall accidents, animal attacks, fires, negligent security, malfunctioning elevators, swimming pool drownings, exposure to toxic substances, and injuries to children at daycare.