Slip, Fall and Premise Liability
Property owners have certain levels of duty to ensure that the premises you are visiting are reasonable safe and free of hazards. The extent of the duty varies depending on the type of guest. Were you injured while at someone’s home you were invited to visit; were you trespassing when you were injured; or were you at a store or other commercial venue? The distinction can be very important. An attorney should evaluate the case, if you have any questions whether your injury could have or should have been prevented.
Common Slip and Fall and Premise Liability Cases are as follows:
- Wet or Slippery Floors
- Damaged Floors or stairs
- Failure to have handrails and steps built to proper height requirements
- Inadequate lighting
- Damaged Walkways, parking lots
- Potholes, pits or other open holes
- Inaccurate stacking or securing of inventory
Most people assume dogs are friendly because most are, but some are not so friendly. A dog owner can be held liable or financially responsible for bites or other injuries their dog inflicts on others. Typically, injuries from Dog Bites are severe.
Any person bitten by a dog that was being negligently supervised is entitled to reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, any lost future income, any future medical bills, any permanent injury or disfigurement, and reasonable pain and suffering. Most claims are pursued against the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy. This type of case is much less common than a car accident and you more than likely need an attorney with experience in Dog Bite cases to properly pursue a claim.
The most statistically dangerous breeds are Pitbulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Malamutes, Doberman Pinschers, and Chow Chows. However, any dog can attack under the right circumstances.
Survivors of the victim hold the right to bring a Wrongful Death claim. In some situations that right may be held by a spouse, a parent or by the children of the deceased.
The loss of a family member, due to someone else’s actions, can never be fully compensated by financial recovery, but monetary damages are all that the law allows in this horrific situation. Damages can include the value of one’s life, medical and funeral expenses, loss of income, etc.
Common causes of Wrongful Death claims include:
Car and Truck Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Construction Site Accidents, Product Defects, and Criminal Acts.
Many Personal Injury cases are the result of Motorcycle Accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over 70,000 motorcyclists injured each year and over 4,000 killed. No matter how careful a rider may be, if they are involved in an accident, the results can be severe. Unlike a car, riders lack basic protection. As such, every time they take to the road there is a severe risk of being injured. Because of their small size, motorcycles are often harder to see, especially to those not paying attention.
If a driver wasn’t paying attention and hit you, you are experiencing pain, large medical bills, lost wages and other life changing damages, please contact me for a free case evaluation.
If you have suffered a Personal Injury or lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else, you need an experienced Personal Injury attorney to protect your rights and get the just and fair compensation you deserve.
A Personal injury is a bodily injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
Under the law an injured person is entitled to be compensated when someone else’s negligent or intentional act caused the person harm.