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August 2023

Colburn Law

What Is the Difference Between a Licensee, Invitee, And Trespasser?

Navigating the legal landscape after an injury on another’s property can be daunting, especially when terms like licensee, invitee, and trespasser are introduced. Grasping these distinctions is pivotal, as each term determines the responsibility a property owner owes to a visitor. Here’s a deeper dive into these classifications. Licensees A licensee refers to an individual

Public vs. Private Property: Are There Different Premises Liability Rules?

In the aftermath of a personal injury on someone else’s property, a myriad of questions can arise. One crucial distinction to be aware of is whether the injury occurred on public or private property. This differentiation can affect your options for recovering compensation; in these situations, it is important to speak to an attorney about

What Safety Standards Do Property Owners Have to Have in Place in Washington?

In Washington, property owners have a legal duty to ensure their premises are safe, especially if they rent out their property to others. Whether it’s a residential rental or a business space, landlords and property owners must adhere to specific state standards that protect the welfare of tenants and visitors to prevent a potential premises

Who Is Most Susceptible to Slip & Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, and in various settings. Yet, while these incidents are pervasive, certain demographics are more prone to the risks and serious damage associated with these incidents. In particular, young children and elderly adults are especially susceptible to slip and fall injuries. Children and Elderly People

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of settings, both expected and unexpected. When they occur, victims can suffer painful injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe fractures, brain trauma, and spinal cord damage. Understanding where these accidents commonly happen can help you avoid potential hazards. Apartment Complexes Apartment complexes can be incredibly

Liability for Injuries on HOA Property

When an injury occurs on property managed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), determining liability can be a complex process. You may wonder who may be held responsible, whether you can file a lawsuit against the HOA, and the components required to establish a legal claim. In these situations, it is important to speak with a

What Is an Attractive Nuisance?

An attractive nuisance refers to a potentially hazardous object or condition on someone’s property that might attract children, leading them to trespass. Despite their inherent allure to minors, these nuisances pose a risk of serious injuries and even death. While the term itself might sound benign, an attractive nuisance’s legal implications can be profound, especially

What to Do When You Slip and Fall in a Store

If you find yourself on the ground in a store due to a slip and fall accident, it can be overwhelming, both emotionally and physically. However, the steps that you take during this can greatly impact your well-being and your options for financial compensation. When you slip and fall personal injury while in a store,