No one ever leaves home expecting to be injured, but when property owners fail to maintain their properties and allow unsafe conditions to exist, injuries often result. Premises liability accidents can leave you reeling and devastated, unsure where to turn for help. Slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability issue. Oftentimes the stores where we shop and the offices where we do business allow dangerous conditions to prevail, and they fail to warn their customers and clients of those conditions—despite their legal obligation to do so. If you have been injured on someone else’s property—and you had a legal right to be there—then you may be able to collect damages in a premises liability accident claim.
The premises liability accident team at Russell and Hill have a history of helping accident victims recover damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Reach out to our attorneys to discuss your case and get help identifying the at-fault party.
“Premises Liability” refers to personal injury cases when the injury was caused by unsafe or defective conditions on another person’s property. This legal concept encompasses cases based on negligence that results in injury. Generally speaking, negligence refers to the property owner failing to use reasonable care with their property, creating unsafe conditions or not taking appropriate measures to remedy known unsafe conditions.
An important thing to keep in mind is that just because you were injured on somebody’s property does not automatically make the property owner legally responsible for your injury or that they were negligent – even if the property is in an unsafe condition. In order to win the case of a claim against a property owner, you must prove that the owner knew or should have been aware that the premises were in an unsafe condition, and failed to remedy the situation or take proper steps to make repairs.
Furthermore, a property owner may not be held liable for your injury if you were trespassing on their property, or were otherwise not invited. In most states, property owners have a duty of care to visitors of their property, provided you were permitted to be there to begin with.
If you’ve been injured on another individual’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for things such as lost wages, medical costs, future medical bills, physical therapy expenses, prescription fees, mental anguish, and permanent disability, just to give you a good idea of the type of damages you may be able to recover.
Our attorneys have built a solid reputation helping accident victims. No matter the cause of your injuries—whether you slipped and fell in a supermarket or were bitten by the neighbor’s dog—we strive to help you put your life back together by holding the at-fault party accountable for your losses. Reach out to us now to consult with our Bremerton premises liability accident attorney about your particular case.