NC Attorneys for Premises Liability Claims
You may have a premises liability claim if you or a family member has been injured on another person’s property. Work with a Durham premises liability attorney who’s experienced in bringing claims against owners for injuries to people on their property.
Premises liability injuries occur when properties are not safe. Owners generally must keep their property safe for people who enter and warn people if certain places on their property are dangerous or unsafe. Owners who invite the public onto their property should warn people about hidden dangers that could cause serious personal injuries.
Injuries can happen on any 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 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 daycare 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 daycare 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 responsible for keeping the pallets stacked and in order.
Please contact an experienced Durham premises liability attorney if you have been injured on another person’s property.
If you or your family member has been injured on another person’s property, don’t hesitate to contact our Durham premises liability attorney immediately. 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 essential to act quickly because legal deadlines 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.