Date: February 7, 2012
Location: Inza R. Wood Middle School, Wilsonville
Name: Susan Asher
A seventh grade social studies teacher from Wilsonville has died from her injuries after falling in her classroom last Thursday. Students and parents were informed Tuesday morning.
According to the report in The Oregonian, Susan Asher was hospitalized last Thursday after a fall. Staff members tried to help her, but the yearbook teacher had suffered traumatic injuries, and an ambulance transported her to a local hospital. Her family had told the school’s principal, Barb Soisson, that they had seen hopeful signs of a recovery over the past five days, but sadly, Asher died from her injuries Tuesday.
We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Susan Asher at this horrible time.
In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.
Common types of premises liability cases with examples:
Slip and Fall: A store owner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.
Inadequate Security: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.
If you or a member of your family has received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and advise you of your options.