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Compensation for Your Premises Liability

To hold the property owner liable you must prove either:

  • Their actions created a hazardous environment that caused your accident
  • They knew about dangerous condition and ignored it
  • They failed to properly warn the public about an unsafe situation

A successful premises liability claim could award you damages to cover:  

  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering (of both you and your family members)

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

A premises liability claim can happen anywhere at any time. The most common occurrences of these types of claims include: 

Slip and fall injuries: if another party’s negligence created an unsafe environment that caused you to slip and fall, you could sustain a number of injuries, from broken bones to spinal cord injuries. A slip and fall can be the result of spills and slick floors, icy or poorly-maintained sidewalks or missing handrails.

Swimming pool accidents: each year, thousands of injuries occur and private and public pools. A lack of supervision, faulty equipment or ignorance for acceptable safety standards can lead to a range of swimming pool accidents, from falls on slippery surfaces and diving board accidents to drowning deaths.

Animal bites: pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If you are bitten by an aggressive dog or other pet, you can sustain severe scarring and disfigurement. The pet owners should be held responsible for your injuries.

Rape and assault: poor lighting, a lack of security or broken locks can enable a perpetrator to attack you. If this occurs in a bar parking lot, hotel parking garage, or apartment complex, that business may be held responsible.

Retail accident: if a display falls or a shelf collapses, you could suffer serious head, neck or back injuries. A store owner or manager must make sure their store does not present a danger to consumers.

Specific Cases Settled or Verdicts in excess of $1,000,000:

Swimming pool accident causing the death of a twelve year old child

Claim against a medical laboratory for the misdiagnosis of cervical cancer

Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing client's vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain severe brain injury

Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company