Businesses invite customers onto their property so they can make money. Landowners of all kinds are generally in a better position to know of the dangers on a property than those merely visiting. For these reasons, businesses and landowners have a responsibility to make the property reasonably safe from conditions that might injure someone.
Sometimes dangerous conditions result from a defect: a rotted deck, improper electrical wiring, or a defective door sensor. Other dangers arise from a business’s failure to install required safety features, such as smoke detectors, warning signs, guardrails, and work site protection. And when a business invites customers into an environment where they are at risk of violent crime, the business has a duty to provide reasonable security measures.
We have handled all of these cases, and more. Dangerous premises cases often involve a complex web of characters: landowners and contractors, invitees and licensees. The standards of conduct are technical and wide ranging, from International Fire Code and International Building Code to human factors and construction expertise. The Stritmatter firm is experienced and ready to take on any challenge.