NC Attorneys for Premises Liability Claims
If you or a family member has been injured on another person’s property, you may have a premises liability claim. Our premises liability lawyers are experienced in bringing claims against owners for injuries that occur to people who are on their property.
Premises liability injuries occur when properties are not safe. Owners generally have a duty to keep their property safe for people who enter and a duty to warn people if there are certain places on their property that are dangerous or unsafe. Owners who invite the public onto their property should warn people about hidden dangers.
Injuries can happen can on any type of property open to the public—restaurants, shopping malls, hotels, playgrounds, amusement parks, and dormitories—to name just a few. Injuries can also occur at a friend’s home.
Falls are a common type of premises liability injury. The Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) reports that one out of five falls results in broken bones or a head injury. Falls are also the most common form of traumatic brain injuries.
What types of unsafe conditions give rise to premises liability lawsuits?
Examples of unsafe conditions that give rise to premises liability lawsuits:
- Shootings and other acts of violence
- Slippery floors
- Snow and ice left too long
- Inadequate lighting
- Dangerous electricity
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Unsafe stairways, stairwells, and escalators
- Unsupported porches, decks, and railings
- Playground equipment
- Amusement park rides
Samples of cases our premises liability lawyers have handled:
A two-year-old child in a day care center suffered a broken bone when the center staff put her in a three to four year age group and she played on equipment that was too difficult for her. We filed suit against the day care center on behalf of the girl.
A man entering an area with sliding glass doors lost an ear when the doors unexpectedly closed on him. We found evidence that the doors had been malfunctioning for some time before our client was injured, and we filed suit against the installer of the door system.
A worker was electrocuted when it turned out that faulty wiring was running under the ground where he was being asked to build a trench. Our attorneys went to trial against the companies responsible for maintaining and inspecting the wiring.
An employee suffered a knee injury in a big box store when he fell, as he was trying to avoid a falling pallet full of products. We filed suit against the vendor who was responsible for keeping the pallets stacked and in order.
Please contact our premises liability attorneys if you have been injured on another person’s property
If you or your family member has been injured on another person’s property, please contact our premises liability attorneys right away. You may have a claim for your injuries and may be compensated for medical expenses, time lost from work, disability, disfigurement, emotional distress, or reduction in your future earning capacity. It is important to act quickly because there are legal deadlines that may prevent you from filing a lawsuit if you wait too long. Our experienced premises liability lawyers are here to help you if you or your family member has been injured because of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property.