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Premises Liability Accidents Caused by Poor Lighting

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on September 18, 2014

Cards with words such as “responsibility” and “duty” typed upon them, related to premises liabilityPremises liability cases can be among the most complex in all of personal injury law. It stands to reason that, whenever a person is invited onto someone else’s property, whether that property is a private household or a commercial business, he or she should have some expectation of safety. Any hazards to his or her safety that are not easily foreseen by a person of reasonable intelligence (i.e., no, it is not a good idea to stand on an old, flimsy card table in order to swat a fly) should be barricaded if possible and marked with clear warning signs. In general, the owner or manager of a property should take every precaution within reason to shield visitors onto his or her premises from harm and protect their safety.

This obligation extends to providing proper lighting, especially in areas where poor lighting could contribute to an accident or other injury-causing incident. At the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau in Daytona Beach, slip and fall accidents and poor lighting are among the many types of premises liability claims we have successfully handled throughout our history. If you or a member of your family has been injured as the result of an accident caused by poor lighting on someone else’s property, we encourage you to have your case evaluated by one of our skilled personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.

Types of Premises Liability Cases Related to Poor Lighting

Poor lighting can contribute to a variety of accidents that can give rise to premises liability claims. Common types of accidents involving poor lighting include:

  • Slip and fall accidents: Poorly lit kitchens, restaurants, grocery stores, restrooms, and other locations with tile, wood, or linoleum floors can make it difficult to see spilled liquids, as well as any signage warning of spills.
  • Trip and fall accidents: In warehouses, stores, cluttered hallways, and other congested environments, poor lighting can make it difficult to see obstructions in one’s pathway.
  • Stairway accidents: Particularly when descending staircases, people are susceptible to tumbling and falling when there is inadequate or no lighting.
  • Inadequate security: Late at night, poor lighting on commercial premises can contribute to violent crimes such as armed robbery and rape.
  • Auto accidents: Poor lighting in parking lots can lead to collisions between cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

The experienced personal injury attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau are skilled in collecting evidence and building cases that demonstrate that:

  • The owner or manager of the property where the accident took place had a responsibility to provide proper lighting before inviting guests onto the property;
  • The owner or manager of the property failed to live up to this responsibility;
  • This failure led to the accident that injured the victim represented by our attorneys;
  • The injuries sustained by the victim resulted in losses and expenses that therefore should be compensated by the owner or manager of the property.

Arrange for Your Case Evaluation Today

To arrange for your premises liability case evaluation, please contact the personal injury law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau today.

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