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Portland Premises Liability Attorney

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Have You Recently Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

Goldberg & Loren, Portland’s premier premises liability attorneys, have 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals like you.

Whether you slipped and fell, were attacked by a dog, or suffered any other kind of injury on someone else’s property, we have the expertise to hold the responsible party accountable.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today for a free consultation.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners to ensure the safety of individuals who enter their premises. A premises liability claim arises when a person suffers an injury due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property.

Have You Recently Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property? Don’t Suffer in Silence; We’re Here to Help.​

Types of Premises Liability

  • Faulty Wiring: Exposed electrical wires or improper grounding can lead to electrical shock or fire accidents, causing burns, electrocution, or even fatalities.
  • Broken Stairs: Loose or damaged steps can cause individuals to trip, slip, or fall, potentially resulting in broken bones, head injuries, or back and neck injuries.
  • Inadequate Security Leading to Injury or Assault: Public properties such as parks, amusement parks, shopping malls, grocery stores, and parking lots, as well as private properties like apartment complexes or office buildings, are all common areas where incidents can occur.
  • Unsafe Sidewalks: Negligence in not clearing the sidewalks in a timely manner can lead to slip and fall accidents. Cracked or heaving sidewalks can cause people to trip and fall. 
  • Parking Lots: Parking lots can also present numerous hazards. Potholes, uneven surfaces, and loose debris can cause people to stumble and fall.
  • Private Properties with Unsafe Conditions: Electrical malfunctions or exposed wires can create a hazard and cause electrocution or fire accidents. Loose shingles or tiles on the roof, can fall and cause harm to individuals below. Slippery or unmarked wet floors in bathrooms or entryways can also lead to slip-and-fall accidents.

If you are injured on someone else’s property or at a friend’s house, their personal liability coverage may cover your injuries if they were liable. [1]

Property Owners and Their Duty of Care

Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of visitors on their premises, known as the duty of care. This duty of care extends to visitors, including invitees, licensees, and even trespassers. 

  • Invitees are individuals who have been expressly or implicitly invited onto the property, such as customers in a retail store.
  • Licensees are individuals who have the property owner’s permission to enter the premises for their own purposes, such as social guests. Property owners should warn licensees about any known hazards on the property that could pose a danger and take steps to make the premises safe.
  • Trespassers are individuals who enter the property without permission. Property owners generally owe a limited duty of care to trespassers, but they cannot intentionally cause harm or set up traps to injure them.

Property owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees and must maintain a safe environment, regularly inspecting for dangerous conditions and promptly addressing any hazards that may arise.

Property Owners and Their Duty of Care​

Types of Injuries Commonly Seen in Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability claims can result in a wide range of injuries, with some being more common than others. Some common injuries may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): This type of injury occurs when the brain experiences a sudden jolt or blow, resulting in temporary or permanent damage.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI):  These injuries occur when the spinal cord is damaged, leading to a loss of sensation and motor function below the site of the injury. 
  • Neck Injuries: Neck injuries can range from mild strains or sprains to more severe conditions such as herniated discs or whiplash.

How Do Premise Liability Lawyers Get Paid?

Our premises liability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t require upfront payment or hourly fees from our clients. We enter into a fee agreement where we will only be paid if we are successful in securing compensation for our clients. In the event of a successful outcome, the lawyer will receive a percentage of the awarded settlement or judgment as their fee. 

Statute of Limitations on Premise Liability in Oregon 

In Oregon, the Statute of Limitations for filing a premises liability claim is generally two years. Individuals who have been injured due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property have a limited period of time to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries. The clock typically starts ticking from the date of the accident or from the date the injury was discovered or should have been discovered. 

The Role of a Portland Premises Liability Attorney

If you find yourself in need of a skilled Portland premises liability attorney, we are here to help.

Our premises liability lawyers will fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

With Goldberg & Loren on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in good hands. We will work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and help you recover financially from your injuries.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Portland injury lawyers.


[1] What If Someone Is Injured On My Property? (n.d.). Progressive. https://www.progressive.com/answers/someone-injured-on-my-property/

Goldberg & Loren

6500 S Macadam Ave #300,
Portland, OR 97239
(971) 339-8080

George Goldberg

Property owners owe you a duty of care, when they fail that duty and you become injured you may have a right to compensation for those injuries. Contact Goldberg & Loren to find out if you have a case.

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