Serious injuries occur in a wide variety of places, including private homes and public locations such as businesses, stores, government buildings and apartments. If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else's property, whether that property is owned by a business, a municipality or an individual, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
"Premises liability" refers to a landowner or the person in possession of the premises being liable for the injuries that a person sustains while in the building or on land or property owned by the liable party. Common examples of these cases include swimming pool accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, negligent security, hotel negligence, negligent ice or snow removal, and negligent building maintenance.
Protect yourself by speaking with a lawyer. Following an accident on public property or at a business, you may be contacted by an insurance company agent. He or she is most likely trying to protect the company by limiting its liability. The agent may ask a lot of questions that could undermine your legal claims, or the agent may offer you a settlement if you sign an agreement not to pursue further damages. Always speak with a personal injury lawyer first.Mooresville Slip-and-Fall Accidents Attorney
Generally, in order to recover for personal injuries incurred on the property of another, a victim must show:
- The owner or operator had actual or constructive knowledge of a condition on the premises.
- The condition posed an unreasonable risk of harm.
- The owner or operator did not exercise reasonable care to reduce or eliminate the risk.
- That the failure of the owner or operator of the premises to use such care proximately caused the plaintiff's injuries.
You won't know whether you have a case unless you talk to an experienced premises liability attorney.Let Us Review Your Case and Recommend Next Steps
The legal team at Gottholm, Ralston & Benton, PLLC, in Statesville, North Carolina, has extensive experience handling premises liability lawsuits. These are complicated cases that require thorough investigation and documentation. The sooner you report an incident and retain the services of a personal injury attorney, the better chance you will have of preserving important evidence to support your case.
To have an experienced Statesville premises liability attorney protect your best interests, call 704-878-0757 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.
All of our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means clients do not pay attorney's fees unless we obtain a recovery.