Determining Premises Liability: Could Your Accident Have Been Prevented?
You, or a loved one in your family, have suffered an injury that happened on another person’s property. At first, you might’ve chalked it up to a clumsy mistake. But the injuries are very serious and you’re now taking a second look at the facts.
Your accident could’ve been avoided had the property been properly maintained or if you had been warned of potential danger. Unfortunately, the property owner or manager is refusing to accept blame or responsibility.
If you were unaware of a hazardous condition that contributed to your accident, you have the right to look further into the situation. Especially if the medical bills are piling up and your quality of life has suffered. Legally, you may be entitled to recovering damages for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering through a premises liability lawsuit.
Each year hundreds of people are injured due to a property owner or renter’s negligence. These cases range from an owner or tenant who has conducted shoddy repairs, or failed to conduct repairs at all, to owners or tenants who are aware of dangerous or unsafe conditions and fail to remedy them, to falling merchandise at a store.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer Who Specializes in Premises Liability?
The laws involving premises liability can be challenging. To complicate things, it can be difficult to find insurance, and in many cases, the law holds the tenant responsible and lets the landowner off the hook. With cases involving large retail store chains, there can be several corporations set up to run different aspects of the business, making it quite difficult to determine who to file suit against.
An injury alone is not enough to have a premises liability case. Rather, the owner has to be proven negligent. This can be difficult—but not impossible. And that’s why if you’ve been injured on another party’s unsafe property, you want a lawyer who specializes in premises liability on your side. It pays to have an attorney who has experience dealing with these types of cases.
Attorney Paul Thomson: Experienced with Premises Liability Cases Since 1995
My name is Paul Thomson, and I’m a Premises Liability Attorney. I’ve successfully handled premises liability cases for many years. Dozens of victims have come to me to handle their cases due to my experience and professional reputation in these matters.
Cases I’ve successfully handled include:
- A young boy who fell down an elevator shaft.
- College students who were accidentally pushed out of a window during a concert held at an apartment complex.
- An overhead door that fell on a delivery driver at a national discount store.
- A child burned at a housing complex by an improperly secured stove.
Building a successful case involves evaluating the situation, investigating the property and gathering evidence. Although you may decide not to pursue legal action, being proactive and getting all the information you need as soon as possible is a good idea. If you need me to help you determine your rights and what you may be entitled to, we can have a talk about the facts surrounding your accident.
Don’t wonder about your situation any longer. If you want to know if you have a case, I can help provide professional, truthful answers to all your questions. Call my office at (540) 777-4900 or toll free at 1-877-471-3353. As always, there is no charge, and no obligation required.