In a premises liability case, the owner of the property (premises) can be held liable for injuries resulting from his or her negligence. However, proving negligence in a premises liability case can be challenging without the help and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to handle these cases effectively.
Unsafe Property And Conditions
Whether the property is residential or commercial, the property owners must take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of guests and visitors from known hazards. If the owner's negligence causes an accident to occur and a person suffers an injury as a result, the owner may be held liable for compensation to the victim.
Here are just some accidents that can lead to a personal injury claim and compensation:
- A slip-and-fall accident at a grocery store or gas station
- Tripping over a poorly maintained sidewalk at an apartment building
- Being attacked by a dog that is a known danger
- Suffering an injury because of a falling object at a restaurant or hotel
- Being attacked in a parking lot due to inadequate security
Dealing With Insurance Companies And A Lawsuit
In order to file a successful claim and recover damages, you must prove that the owner knowingly allowed the unsafe condition to persist. You must also show that your injuries occurred through no fault of your own.
In most cases, a property owner's insurance company will try to minimize the amount they have to pay out if you are injured. Before you sign any documents or speak with the insurance adjuster, contact an attorney from our law firm. We have considerable experience dealing with insurance companies, and can protect you from questions or statements that might be used against you later on.
Contact Our Hickory Law Office
When you contact our firm, The Law Offices of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, and obtain the services of one of our skilled attorneys, you're putting more than 20 years of legal experience on your side. We've successfully handled countless personal injury cases in North Carolina, including injury claims involving a property owner's negligence. We know the best ways to seek the fair compensation you need.
To see the difference we can make, contact us online or schedule a free initial consultation by calling our office in Hickory at 828-848-8776 or toll free at 888-321-0494.