Premises Liability Attorneys in Raleigh, North Carolina
When a property owner doesn’t maintain their property, it becomes hazardous, resulting in injuries. Sometimes the property owner may not even be aware that their property is dangerous – but they have a reasonable responsibility to know and maintain it. Property conditions that are dangerous and unsafe can lead to injuries, and if you were injured due to a hazard, you have the right to pursue fair compensation.
An experienced legal advocate can help you build a strong case and seek financial compensation. Our dedicated and experienced attorneys at Life Law are committed to helping clients during stressful and uncertain times. We’ll help you understand your rights and protect them so that you can live the best life possible.
Life Law proudly represents clients in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nags Head, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, and throughout all of North Carolina.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
Accidents happen all too often, and while some accidents can’t be prevented, many are preventable if the property owner takes reasonable care. These are the common types of premises liability claims:
Slip and fall accidents
Swimming pool accidents
Amusement park accidents
Toxic fumes or chemicals
Snow and ice accidents
Inadequate maintenance of the premises
Many premises liability claims are caused by one of these accidents. However, other situations in which the property owner should have maintained the premises — but did not — have also led to premises liability claims. For example, an injured person can also file a lawsuit for an injury in a store, or they can file a claim for an injury on public property.
Understanding Premises Liability Claims
A premises liability claim is a legal method of holding a property owner responsible for not maintaining the premises to safe conditions.
Ultimately, the owner, owners, or the government entity responsible for maintaining the property, are held liable. It is possible for both private property owners liable as well as those responsible for maintaining the public property.
If you were injured on private property, you can file a claim against any negligent property owner. That includes your neighbor, the local grocery store, a landlord, and any private property owner. You can also file a claim against a government entity such as the city or county.
Property Owner Duty of Care
Certain conditions must be met in order to hold a property owner liable. The most vital condition involves the property owner’s duty of care.
You must prove that the individual (or party) owned the property where you were injured. Then, you must prove that the property owner did not fulfill their duty of care – that they were negligent in using or maintaining the property.
If you were either invited on the premises or licensed to remain on the premises, then the property owner has a duty of care to you. On the other hand, if you were trespassing, then in many cases the property owner does not have a duty of care to you.
The property owner has a duty to take reasonable care of the property to keep it safe and protect visitors from harm.
Fault in North Carolina
In North Carolina, if the court finds that you were partially responsible for the accident, you will not be able to recover compensation. However, if you can prove that the property owner was responsible for the accident, then you can pursue compensation. The at-fault party can be held financially responsible for neglecting to perform their duty of care.
Premises Liability Attorneys
Serving Raleigh, North Carolina
After an accident on unsafe premises, you will likely face expensive medical bills as you try to recover from your injuries. An experienced premises liability attorney can help you seek financial compensation. Our team at Life Law can help you understand your legal options during this difficult time. Life Law proudly serves clients in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nags Head, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, and throughout all of North Carolina. Contact our firm today for a consultation.