FAQ: What if the property owner claims that the risk should have been obvious?

A common defense in premises liability claims is that the hazardous condition was open and obvious, therefore the individual should have known they would be injured if they saw it. Just because a hazardous condition is obvious, does not mean it is acceptable. Again, the duty owed by the property owner, even with open and obvious hazardous conditions will depend on the status of the person that was injured at the time. You should contact a personal injury lawyer at Funk and Associates right away to analyze your specific situation.