Many different circumstances can lead to wrongful death claims. Premises liability laws may come into play in some of these scenarios.
In personal injury law, the term “premises liability' means that owners of property can be held responsible if an accident occurs on their land, if they are found to have been negligent in some way and if that negligence caused the accident. For example, if the owner of a building failed to finish repairs on the roof of one of his homes and debris fell and hit someone who was working on the property, the owner could be held responsible for the accident.
Owners may be held liable for other types of incidents as well, such as violent crimes that occur on the property. There have been cases in which someone was killed in an attack at an apartment complex and the family of the deceased brought a wrongful death claim against the owner. These cases can be successful if there's evidence that the landlord or property owner failed to provide adequate security for the tenant.
If you've lost a loved one and you feel that the owner of the property where the accident occurred is at fault, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
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