Tulsa Premises Liability Lawyer
Experienced Tulsa Litigators Helping Victims of Premises Liability Injuries Throughout Northeastern Oklahoma
Slip and fall accidents are incredibly common in Tulsa and across Oklahoma. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls are responsible for around 15 percent of all serious injuries and accidental deaths across the country every year. More than 540,000 people are injured each year nationwide from slips and falls, and they remain the most common cause of occupational injury and missed days at work. Victims of slip and falls or forms of premises liability have the right to recover for the damages they suffer as a result of the negligence of property owners, renters, managers, and operators. We can help.
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property in Oklahoma, you might be able to seek compensation for your injuries. You must prove that the person who owned or operated the premises on which you were injured was responsible for your harm. The Tulsa premises liability lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C., are here to help you do exactly that. We will work with you to investigate the circumstances of your injury, gather the relevant evidence, and fight to maximize your compensation amount.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability claims can arise from a variety of accidents. Whenever you are on another person’s property and you are injured as a result of something present on their property, whether it is a built-in hazard or a new danger that the owner should have remedied or warned guests about, you might be entitled to recovery.
Some of the more common types of claims for which the Tulsa premises liability attorneys at Levinson Law, P.C., can help you seek recovery include:
- Slips, trips & falls due to wet floors, uneven floors, inadequate lighting, hidden steps, or loose moving rugs and other flooring
- Grocery store accidents
- Staircase collapses
- Sidewalk cracks, holes, and other hazards
- Elevator accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Structure collapses
Proving Premises Liability
When you are legally on someone else’s property, the owner, renter, manager or operator of that property owes you a duty of care. The level of responsibility varies based on the type of property and, potentially, the kind of guest that you represent, but there is a baseline duty nonetheless: The owner must keep the premises safe for your presence. Homeowners, renters, store managers, building owners, construction companies, and anyone else responsible for a property are all subject to some form of duty. If you are injured on someone else’s property because of a hazard present on their property, then you might be entitled to monetary damages resulting from your injury.
In order to prove a premises liability case, a plaintiff must prove duty, breach, and injury. The duty an apartment renter owes is likely lower than the duty owed by a grocery store manager. Store owners must generally inspect their premises for new hazards such as spills or hazardous objects, and if a spill or other issue is left unattended for too long, then the owner may have breached their duty. Homeowners generally must inform guests of known problems or of hazards they cause, but they have less of a duty to inspect their premises for new dangers.
A knowledgeable and dedicated Tulsa premises liability attorney can review the circumstances of your injury to determine whether the party responsible for the premises might have breached their duty and whether you may have a claim for recovery. Speak with an Oklahoma premises liability lawyer at Levinson Law, P.C., to see if you may be entitled to damages for your slip and fall or other premises liability claim.
Contact Our Tulsa Premises Liability Lawyers Today
If you’ve been hurt in a premises liability accident in Tulsa or throughout Northeastern Oklahoma, call Levinson Law, P.C., today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. We are here to help you, and we have the experience and knowledge of the law that your premises liability case – no matter how complex – deserves. Our Tulsa premises liability lawyers can travel to your location if you are unable to make it to our offices.