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Premises Liability

Seasoned Enid Attorneys Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable

Respected Oklahoma law firm handles complex premises liability cases

Oklahoma law requires landowners to keep their property reasonably safe for guests and to warn others legally on the property of any hazards. Our team at Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC in Enid seeks compensation for people who are harmed by property conditions caused by an owner’s negligence. We litigate cases involving slips and falls, poor security, defective elevators, chemical toxins and other hazards. People throughout Garfield County trust our dedicated and accomplished lawyers to help them win the money damages they deserve.

Skilled litigators represent clients injured on poorly maintained property

The most common types of premises injuries arise from dangerous defects on the property. If an owner of residential or commercial property in Garfield County either knew or should have known about a hazard and failed to remedy the situation or to give proper warnings to foreseeable visitors, he or she may be liable for the resulting injuries.

We litigate personal injury actions on behalf of clients hurt in accidents that involve:

  • Unsafe walkways — Property owners must take reasonable care to keep their sidewalks and walkways clear of obstructions or obstacles that can lead to trips, slips and falls.
  • Unsafe structures — Wobbly handrails, decrepit stairs, unfastened fixtures and poorly lit areas all pose risks to visitors. Owners must keep property up to code and provide adequate warnings when dangers exist.
  • Snow and ice — A property owner may be liable for injuries caused by failure to remove snow and ice within a reasonable period of time, as determined by weather conditions or municipal ordinances. Additionally, if he handles snow and ice in a way that creates enhanced danger, any resulting injuries may be his fault.

An injury that occurs on an unsafe property may require immediate and long-term medical treatment and result in lost income as well as emotional trauma. We work with medical experts and economic appraisers to determine the full extent of damages from an injury so that we can seek just compensation from the party at fault.

Providing legal help to individuals exposed to toxic substances

Some premises injuries are caused by exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos, black mold and contaminated water — sometimes occurring over long periods of time. A victim may breathe bad air for weeks, months or even years before health symptoms emerge. Certain cancers and respiratory diseases have been linked to substances found in the walls or pipes of old and poorly-maintained buildings. Harmful pesticides may exist at worksites and rental properties without the knowledge of those who work or live there. Property owners have a legal duty to warn visitors of known dangers and to cure dangerous conditions.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to toxins, speak with one of our experienced toxic tort lawyer to explore what legal remedies are available. Oklahoma requires that a legal claim be filed within two years of the injury’s occurrence. If the exposure happened at work, we can also file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and ask the agency to inspect workplace conditions.

Contact focused Enid premises liability attorneys to schedule a legal consultation

The attorneys at Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC in Enid, Oklahoma live and work in Garfield County, and we care deeply about the safety of our neighbors. If the negligence of a property owner caused you injury, we can take the necessary action to pursue fair compensation. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, call us at 580-599-0191 or contact us online.

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  • Enid Office
    122 W. Randolph Avenue
    P.O. Box 3623
    Enid, Oklahoma 73701
    Phone: 580-233-5225
    Fax: 580-233-3522