Property owners and managers owe a duty of care to visitors to their property. If a property owner knows of a hazardous condition but fails to fix the condition, the owner can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result of that condition.
One dangerous condition that causes injuries is falling gates. Many properties have automatic or manual gates that are not properly maintained. Some of these gates are maintained by independent companies who fail to keep the gates safe. Often, these gates weigh many hundreds of pounds and can do serious damage to anything that gets in their way, including limbs.
Some injuries that typically result when an individual is hurt by a falling gate include a traumatic brain injury or severed or seriously injured limbs. These injuries can cause a person to require a lifetime of medical treatment or can cause death. Even if not critically injured, such an injury could cause thousands of dollars of medical care and weeks or months off from work.
Property owners can be held liable for all injuries resulting from a falling gate, including medical expenses, both past and future, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more. If you have been injured on another partys property because of a falling gate, call southern California falling gate attorney Donald Sjaarda. You may be entitled to compensation from that property owner. Call him today at 714-963-8216 to learn more about your legal rights.
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