Property owners owe a duty of care to visitors, customers, and other invited guests. But if a property owner fails to address a known hazard and someone is injured, they can be held liable.
Have you been a victim? If so, we encourage you to reach out to an Auburn premises liability lawyer. Our lawyers offer free evaluations and can inform you if they think you have a case. Please reach out to us as soon as possible. The quicker you involve us, the better the outcome.
Premises liability covers a broad range of personal injury claims. Some examples where premises liability claims could arise include:
These are just a few examples. Unfortunately, there are many other ways people can be harmed on someone else’s property. All too often, victims are left with mounting medical bills and missed wages.
It’s important to understand that premises liability cases are often complicated and require extensive legal investigation and assistance. Many times, property owners will try to claim that you were being careless and were responsible for your own injury. We recommend that you do not attempt to file a premises liability claim on your own.
Our team understands how to investigate premises liability cases and pursue fair compensation. We understand how Washington State law works to protect victims. Rest assured, we’ll be prepared to take your case to trial if we’re unable to negotiate a fair settlement.
As mentioned earlier, we do recommend you call us quickly. This enables us to obtain critical evidence such as proof of hazardous conditions and access to key witnesses before it’s too late.
In some situations, property owners require guests to sign a waiver to hold them harmless in case of injury. For instance, you may sign a waiver when your child visits the indoor trampoline park or when you joined your gym.
So, what happens if you signed a waiver, but still ended up injured? It is true that your ability to file a claim may be reduced or diminished. However, this is not always the case. An experienced lawyer would want to review the language used on the waiver you signed to better understand its limitations. Furthermore, if the property owner’s negligence was completely wanton or reckless, you may still have a claim.
Our advice? Even if you’ve signed a waiver, call to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers. We can hear what happened to you and better inform you of your legal rights. Please bring a copy of anything you’ve signed to the initial case evaluation.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property because they were careless, call for a free case evaluation with an Auburn premises liability lawyer. Please give us a call today.