Have you ever heard of the silent contract? Silent contracts are agreements made between two people. Silent contracts are made every day between visitors or occupants of buildings and the owner or agents of buildings or property. The silent contract begins as soon as someone sets foot onto the property. The contract, loosely, defines that the property owner or agent will keep up with the standard of care in order to keep the visitor or occupants safe while visiting the property. The standard of care requires that from ceiling to floor the place must be tidy so that nothing can interfere with the safety of the visitor or occupants. If an injury occurs because there was no upkeep then the property owners or agents have breached the silent contract.
Our North Miami Premises Liability Attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates believe that those in our community deserve to walk, run, eat and sleep in spaces that are kept up to standard. We believe that any injury caused by the negligence of upkeep is a suable offense. People need to feel safe when they enter spaces. People who own property or run property need to reinvest and ensure that their property is up to standard. Cutting corners or waiting too long to invest in a project is not a good business practice. Our North Miami Premises Liability Attorneys are here to make sure that as a victim you get the compensation you deserve for the negligence or willfulness of property owners or agents.
The most common kind of injury is due to a slip and fall. Slip and falls can be very dangerous because, depending on how you fall, you can hurt your back, spine, arms, and head. Falling on your head can cause a concussion and land you an ambulance ride to the hospital. Hurting your back or spine can affect your work and private life.
Other injuries include chemicals. If you are walking around a place with little circulation you could be inhaling harsh chemicals which can hurt your lungs and internal organs. For example, pool chemicals. Even though businesses are required to keep pools clean of germs, using harsh chemicals is not the only way to do it.
Restaurants and parking lots are other places that need to be concerned with upkeep. Restaurants are responsible for storing, cooking, and serving food. Any error in protocol could lead to customer illness and injury. Parking lots are massive danger zones with broken curbs or uneven pavement. Just because cars sit there all day doesn’t mean people aren’t using it daily.
Even though you are mostly reading about public spaces, private residences can also be held liable. Be sure to tell your guests of any dangers and take the time to upkeep your space too.
If you or someone you love has been injured while on someone’s property, call 305-831-4333 or click here for a free consultation with our North Miami professional attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates today.