Greensboro Slip & Fall Lawyer
Premises liability refers to claims involving personal injury while on someone else’s property. Premises liability law is a type of personal injury law. Common premises liability claims include slip and fall injuries, dog bites, criminal assaults and unsafe buildings.
Although the types of claims can differ, the theory of liability is usually based on the failure of the property owner or property manager to provide a safe and secure place for guests on the property. As a result, it is important to show that the property owner or property manager was negligent by failing to provide a premise free of hazards or to provide adequate security to protect persons from foreseeable criminal activity.
The Greensboro premises liability attorneys at Schlosser & Pritchett have handled a large number of premises liability claims involving significant injury to their clients.
Types of Premise Liabilities
Lawsuits involving the negligence of property owners include a vast array of hazards conditions, such as:
- Rapes and assaults in apartment complexes
- A laundry room left unlocked
- Inadequate security measures in hotels or motels
- Attractive nuisances, such as swimming pools that are not guarded
- Inhalation of toxic substances
- Accidents involving child injuries
Schlosser & Pritchett – Unsurpassed Greensboro Premise Liability Lawyers
North Carolina, like most states, does not follow the law of strict liability in premises liability cases. In other words, the fact that you may have been injured on someone else’s property does not automatically allow you to be compensated for your injuries. You have to establish that the property owner or property manager was aware of a hazardous condition, failed to take reasonable steps to remedy the hazardous condition, and the failure to do so resulted in your personal injury.
Our North Carolina premise liability attorneys will help you to recover all economic damages incurred resulting from the incident. Many times non-economic damages are also awarded (i.e. pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, etc.). Normally economic damages will include medical care, hospitalization, ongoing treatment programs, loss of income, the costs of hiring others to perform normal household duties that the injured person can no longer perform, and the loss of the injured person’s services to his or her spouse.
However, it can often be difficult to win damages in North Carolina premises liability cases because of the state’s contributory negligence statute. Contributory negligence means if you were partially responsible for your injuries, and any damages you recover will be reduced accordingly.
For personal injury cases, North Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations. If you don’t file a lawsuit within three years of the accident, you lose your chance to take the other person to court.
As a result, it is important in any premises liability case to immediately investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Whether it is obtaining photographs or videotape of the premises or accident scene, locating and interviewing witnesses, or obtaining statistical crime data, the Greensboro premise liability lawyers from Schlosser & Pritchett help you in handling your North Carolina premise liability claim.
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