Premises Liability

North Dakota Premises Liability Attorneys & Lawyers

Land and property owners are required by law to maintain their property according to various laws that protect the public. Failure to properly maintain or repair property can put a property owner at risk if an injury occurs.

Most often the claim is made with the premises liability insurance company. If the premises liability coverage is not adequate to compensate for the damages, the property owner’s personal assets may be at risk.

Asbestos Exposure:

Asbestos was a building material used extensively from the 1950’s to 1980’s. Asbestos can be found in roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, cement products, friction products, heat resistant fabrics, packing, gaskets, vermiculite and talc products. Although we are all exposed to low levels of asbestos in our every day life, people in certain industries or those living or working in building with asbestos may have a higher than average risk of developing asbestos–linked diseases (including asbestosis [problems with breathing] and cancer).  For more information, see www.atsdr.cdc.gov (Agency for Toxic Substances and disease registry).

Mold Exposure:

Mold grows in all of our homes and buildings to some degree, especially when conditions are wet and warm. On the other hand, exposure to serious mold growth can have health implications. Reactions to mold exposure can be as minor as a stuffy nose to as major as an acute hemorrhage of the lung tissue (most common in infants). IF your doctor has linked your symptoms to mold exposure and IF mold growth is related to negligence on the part of the property owner or manager, there may be compensation for damages. For more information on molds see: www.cdc.gov/nceh/airpollution/mold/stachy.htm

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas produced when burning fuel used in cars, boats, wood stoves, cooking and heating/furnace appliances (propane/kerosene). If carbon monoxide exposure is significant, it can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, heart irregularities, coma and death. Industry publications estimate that carbon monoxide exposure kills approximately 5,000 people and injures over 10,000 people every year.

If you or someone you know has been injured due to carbon monoxide poisoning and IF the cause of the exposure is related to someone’s negligence (for example, a landlord fails to appropriately maintain a furnace or a product is somehow defective), you may have a claim for damages. We have handled a number of cases related to carbon monoxide exposure. We have experts available to assess the cause of the carbon monoxide injury and evaluate subsequent damages.

Improper Repair:  If an injury occurs because a landowner has failed to properly maintain or repair the property, there is a potential claim for damages. Examples include inadequate snow and ice removal, improper maintenance of a balcony or hand rail, and inadequate lighting.

Bismarck & Fargo Law Offices

North Dakota premises liability lawyers & attorneys serving all of North Dakota, including: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Wahpeton, Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Minot, Dickinson & Williston