Everyone’s home is their castle, but with the privilege of ownership comes responsibility. All landowners, including businesses, landlords or renters, owe a duty of reasonable care to those who are on their property. Thousands of people are injured in New Hampshire every year due to the failure of land owners to take care of hazards on their property.
Injuries caused by falls due to the failure to properly remove snow and ice from driveways, walkways or parking lots are often severe, and just as often, preventable. A landlord who rents an apartment to families with children knowing that the apartment is contaminated with lead paint may violate multiple provisions of state and federal law. Building codes and local ordinances require owners of buildings to design and care for stairways, handrails and exits in a way that promotes safety for all. Dog owners must control their pets to avoid bites or other injuries to their neighbors. The laws applicable to property owners are complex and varied. The lawyers at Bussiere & Bussiere are intimately familiar with all of the laws protecting New Hampshire citizens from negligent property owners and will ensure you get the help you deserve.