Triad Premises Liability (Slip & Fall) Lawyers
If you have been injured while on someone’s property, you may need a Greensboro premises liability attorney to help you recover for your medical bills and other damages. North Carolina law requires property owners to provide a safe environment, free of hazards, whether their property is public or private. When property owners or their employees fail to maintain safe conditions and someone is injured as a result, the victim can seek compensation for their medical expenses and losses. However, individuals also have a responsibility to watch out for their own safety. The attorneys at Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty, PLLC can help evaluate your claim, negotiate with the liability insurance company, and get the compensation you deserve.
There are numerous types of premises liability cases, including:
Slip and Falls. There are many ways slip and fall injuries can occur. You could slip in a puddle of water that is not properly marked. You could trip on an uneven surface. Or you could fall on a piece of debris that was not cleaned up in a timely manner. Claims involving slips, trips, and falls consist of more than just a few minor scrapes and bruises or a little embarrassment. You could suffer a broken hip or extremity, damaged spine, concussion or other serious injury. Proving that a property owner was responsible for the conditions which caused your fall is not easy and often requires the assistance of an experienced premises liability lawyer familiar with slip and fall injuries.
Dog Bites. Dog owners have a duty to control their pets. If someone does not contain an aggressive animal and you are bitten, you could be scarred for life physically and emotionally. Holding the person responsible for not securing the aggressive dog can be difficult. Having a dog bite lawyer on your side can help.
Burn injuries. Burns can be caused by a variety of serious accidents and may result in severe skin and tissue damage in some cases. If a property owner has the opportunity to prevent an accident that may lead to a burn injury on their grounds, but neglects to take the necessary action, they may be held liable for injuries caused by their inaction. In these situations, the injured party may be entitled to hold a property owner financially accountable for the medical expenses incurred as a result of an otherwise avoidable incident.
Poor security of the premises leading to assault and injury. If you were physically harmed or sexually assaulted while on someone else’s property, they may be liable for your injuries due to inadequate security, negligent security, or lack of security. You could receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, or emotional trauma. Instances of poor security premises liability cases can occur in apartment buildings, hotels, motels, shops, parking lots or garages, office buildings, banks, ATM machines, and even homes.
Inadequate maintenance of the premises or defective conditions. In North Carolina, owners of commercial and residential buildings have a responsibility to maintain their buildings and property in a reasonably safe manner. This duty applies to areas inside a building, such as stairways, lobbies, apartments, and ceilings. It also applies to the property surrounding the exterior of a building, such as sidewalks, walkways, courtyards and driveways. Unfortunately, many owners neglect to maintain their buildings and property, allowing them to fall into disrepair and become dangerous.
Determining Damages in a Greensboro Premises Liability Case
A plaintiff is only awarded compensation for damages if he or she is able to successfully prove that a property owner was legally liable for the injuries suffered. Once liability is proven, the amount of economic and non-economic damages must be determined. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, and any cost of future medical care. Non-economic damages consist of pain and suffering. Our experienced premises liability attorneys can help ensure that you recover fair compensation for your injuries caused by a property owner’s negligence.
What To Do If You Have Been Injured on Someone’s Property
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall, dog bite, or other incident caused by the negligence of a property owner, there are certain things you should do to ensure that your rights are protected. It is important to remember that the evidence in these types of cases can quickly disappear. In order to protect your legal rights and obtain fair compensation for your injuries, it is important that you act quickly:
- Obtain the names and telephone numbers of any witnesses, as well as the property manager and employees;
- Document the accident with an incident report from the property owner or call the police to file a police report;
- If possible, take photos of the scene of the incident and the conditions which caused your injury;
- Do not discuss the incident or your injuries with any insurance company representative; and
- Contact the Greensboro premises liability attorneys at Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty, PLLC to protect your legal rights and discuss how we can assist with your claim.
The more you are able to document your accident, the more likely our Greensboro premises liability attorneys will be able to ensure you obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Call our office today for a free consultation.