Every year, thousands of people are injured as a result of the negligence of property owners. These cases are called “premises liability” cases and can occur at grocery or retail stores, shopping centers, parking lots, apartment buildings or complexes, private homes, sidewalks, garages and many other settings. Under North Carolina law, property owners are obliged to ensure that their property is safe for authorized visitors and customers at their businesses. These laws vary by state and jurisdiction, but the underlying principle states that owners must maintain safe conditions on their property. Failure to do so can result in devastating personal injuries, for which the property owner can be held responsible.
When property owners fail to maintain a safe environment, they create a climate that poses a risk of injury. An experienced premises liability lawyer can fight to make sure property owners are held accountable for their negligence. If you need to speak with an attorney to determine if you have a claim against a property owner for injuries you have suffered, call us today to schedule a free consultation.
You may be eligible for compensation if:
- The property owner was aware of the danger and should have taken necessary steps to fix it at an earlier date, in order to prevent any injuries.
- The property owner’s actions resulted in unsafe conditions, such as a blocked walkway or unmarked hazard.
- The property owner knew that there were hazardous objects on his property and failed to correct the conditions.
Premises Liability Law Firm in Asheville, NC
Premises liability can include a wide range of cases and injuries. Serious injuries can ensue as a result of property owners not maintaining their premises effectively. Here are some examples of premises liability cases that we handle:
- slip and falls,
- stairway or elevator/escalator accidents,
- electrocution from defective wiring,
- sidewalk, walkway or parking lot defects,
- insufficient security resulting in injury,
- standing water or snow/ice on walkways,
- building code violations,
- tree roots,
- poor lighting,
- loose carpet,
- falls from oil or grease in garage, or
- failing to sufficiently warn visitors of hazardous or unsafe conditions
Premises Liability Injuries
While there is no limit to the types of injuries that can be sustained due to the negligence of a property owner, some of the more common types of injuries that our clients present with include:
- broken bones,
- electrical shock,
- severe burns,
- spinal cord injuries,
- head or traumatic brain injuries, and
- neck or back injuries,
Is a Landlord Liable for a Tenant’s Injuries?
In certain cases, a landlord is absolutely liable for injuries sustained on the premises of rental property. This is not always the case. Typically, an injured person must be able to prove their landlord was negligence to collect damages. Part of proving negligence is proving that an injury was foreseeable. For example, a landlord is aware that a staircase in his building has broken steps, but he fails to repair them. It is foreseeable that in such conditions, a tenant or guest could fall and suffer injury because of the broken steps. If such an injury occurs, the landlord could be liable for the damages.
Contact an Asheville Premises Liability Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt on someone else’s property, Attorney Lakota Denton has the experience and the resources to hold property owners accountable for their negligence. We represent injured persons and fight to help them obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Our team is standing by to assist you with your needs and answer your questions. Call us today for a free, no pressure consultation to see how we can help.
We Work With Some of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Asheville, and Around the Country
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