Slip and FallVictims of slip and fall accidents may be entitled to compensation from the property owner if negligence can by established. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure the premises are safe and free of potential hazards at all times.
If you have been injured while lawfully visiting the property of another, you may have claim against the property owner for negligence. Premise liability laws protect visitors to property, both private and commercial, from the negligent acts or omissions of property owners. Furthermore, premise liability in North Carolina can mean that the property owner is liable or responsible for the injuries suffered on the premises.
In North Carolina, premise liability law make property owners liable and legally accountable for potentially hazardous conditions. The law requires that property owners maintain their premises in a safe manner at all time or that owners warn visitors of the potentially hazardous conditions that may be exist on the property. You may have a premise liability case if you are a visitor to property or customer of a business and you suffer an injury while on the premises.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
The most common type of premises liability case is a Slip and Fall. Other common types of premises liability lawsuits include:
- Slip and Fall
- Animal Attacks
- Construction Accidents
- Insufficient Security
- Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals
Do You Have a Premises Liability Case?
North Carolina law is well settled as to the requirements for a premises liability. If you can answer “Yes” to the following questions, you should contact an attorney immediately:
- Have you suffered an injury as a result of a condition on the premises?
- Did the property owner knew about the condition but failed to fix or repair it in a reasonable amount of time, or did the property owner knew about the condition but failed to warn guests, visitors, or patrons about the condition?
- If the owner did not know about the defective condition on the property, is the defective condition so obvious that he should have known?
A slip and fall can lead to very serious injuries. After a slip and fall, a person can suffer injuries that include brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, broken bones, permanent disabilities just to mention a few. Not only can these injuries significantly reduce the quality of life but it can also cost the victim thousands of dollars in medical bills and expenses. Furthermore, depending on the severity of the injuries sustained, a victim may not be able to work, leading to financial strain and stress.
Victims of slip and fall accidents may be entitled to compensation from the property owner if negligence can by established. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure the premises are safe and free of potential hazards at all times. This includes repairs or cleaning up any messes in a timely manner, and warning guests or customers about the conditions. If a victim can prove the property owner knew or should have know about the condition and failed to take the necessary steps to fix the condition or give warnings, then the victim may be able to recover damages for the pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, lost income, and all current and future medical expenses relating to the treatment of the injuries.
Common causes of a slip and fall accident includes:
- Exposed holes or ditches
- Slippery floors
- Broken or uneven pavement
- Broken stairs or handrails
- Insufficient lighting
- Obstructed walkways
- Lack of warning signs
If you or a family member has suffered an injury due to a slip and fall, call Pierce Law Offices. Attorney Pierce will personally handle your case and give you the personal attention you need to be successful in your claim. Unlike other law firms, you will have Attorney Pierce’s direct dial telephone number and personal email address. If you have questions during the case, all you have to do is contact the attorney directly. Should you have questions along the way, all you have to do is call your attorney. While you focus on receiving treatment, Pierce Law Offices will strive to investigate your case, pursue your claim, manage your health care and treatment, collecting medical bills and records, and vigorously litigate and negotiate your case.