Premises Liability | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
In Wyoming, the responsibilities of landlords are detailed in Wyoming Statutes 1-21-1201 through 1-21-1211. State statutes also lay out your rights as a renter. For example, you have the right to a habitable home that satisfies basic structural, health, and safety standards, and is in a good state of repair.
Despite the many responsibilities landlords have, sometimes they don’t hold up their end of the agreement. If your landlord does not maintain the property and you are injured as a result, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit.
Wyoming is a favorite destination for tourists and visitors, who come to enjoy the fresh air, open spaces, to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, state parks, and spending time in the beautiful outdoors.
Families and friends may arrange a to visit the state, renting property from an individual, Airbnb, hotel, lodge, or other property. A vacation can become a nightmare when someone gets injured – but who is responsible? If someone was injured at a vacation property in Wyoming, the facts should be reviewed by an attorney to determine if the property owner could be liable and held accountable.
A serious fall can set the average person back months in medical bills and lost wages. You may not be able to walk on your own for some time, have difficulty sitting or sleeping comfortably, and need physical therapy to fully recover. While you may not want to make a fuss out of a fall, most injuries are covered under liability insurance. That means that if you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to have your medical bills and other expenses paid if the owner contributed to your slip-and-fall.
Wyoming is home to some of the most beautiful stretches of landscape in the country, often protected by state or national parks. From Bighorn National Forest to Keyhole State Park, residents and visitors have a wide variety of natural reserves to explore. However, every park comes with its own host of dangers.
Premises liability is a complicated legal area, particularly when other crimes are involved. If a crime such as robbery, assault, battery, or rape occur in an apartment complex or shop, victims may file premise liability claims against the property owners for not implementing proper security measures. This type of negligence is often referred to as a lack of security, negligent security, or inadequate security. For cases such as these, a personal injury attorney can argue that crimes that caused injury or harm could have been avoided if the property owner had taken prior action to protect anyone on the property.
Cody Night Rodeo, Jackson Hole Rodeo, and Cheyenne Frontier Days are just a few of the most popular rodeos that take place in and around Wyoming. Cowboys are riding bulls, riding bucking broncos, making dangerous turns, roping cattle, and more. It’s a risky business, but rodeos aren’t just dangerous for the people in the ring. Spectators in attendance can also be hurt, as has been seen in too many rodeo accidents.
Being a mountainous state, Wyoming sees snow throughout the year. During the fall and winter months, storms can be particularly bad, and the amount of snow and ice on roads, sidewalks, parking lots, and other public walkways can be dangerous to pedestrians.
So, are homeowners and business owners in Wyoming legally required to remove snow, ice, and other debris? Can you sue if you do slip and fall on someone else’s property?
Wyoming is known for many things. A quick drive around just about any area of the state will show off beautiful scenery, farms, ranches, mine shafts, and wells.
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