Owners and occupiers of private premises also owe a duty to take reasonable care for the safety of persons who enter onto their property and are liable to those injured on the premises if they don’t.
The owner or occupier is required to take those precautions that are considered to be reasonable in all circumstances. Although the standard of care required of private owners is less than that demanded of commercial property owners, private owners will generally be liable for the consequences of injuries caused by significant and/or obvious hazards.
Claims (like those for commercial premises) usually fall into one of two categories, namely defective design or construction on the one hand or poor maintenance on the other.
Because of immunities that apply under the Civil Liability Act 2003 and for “obvious risks” of “dangerous recreational activities”, the conduct of these claims requires specific legal expertise.
We guarantee private premises accident claims are conducted by Private Property Lawyers with expertise in analysing the cause of the accident, the legal defences available to the council and in understanding the particular injuries that result.
Our Private Property Lawyers ensure your claim will include loss of income, pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of future earning capacity, paid and unpaid care, expenses and the other financial losses that apply.
An expert team member is available to meet with you at our Brisbane Head Office – close by to major courts and insurers as well as medical and safety expert consultants – or at our Princess Alexandra Hospital office or at our Browns Plains Medical Precinct satellite office.
Call or email today to get expert advice from the Private Property Lawyers at Carter Capner Law.