Property owners are responsible to keep their premises safe and maintained for their guests. When they fail to do so and someone gets injured, those property owners can face legal action, including a personal injury lawsuit. If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, can we recommend you reach out to a South Hill premises liability lawyer?
One of our knowledgeable attorneys can meet with you at no cost, hear what happened, and inform you of your legal rights. Premises liability can be complex and it’s not always easy to prove that a property owner was at fault. For this reason, it’s important that you a qualified attorney providing you with legal representation. And, in case you’re wondering about the cost, we should let you know that our attorneys all work on a contingency basis. If we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing.
Premises liability is broad and can cover a range of personal injury areas. We have written about a few of these in greater detail on our site:
As you might have gathered from the bulleted list above, people can get seriously injured or even killed when property owners fail to maintain their premises.
To be clear, just because you’ve been hurt on someone’s property doesn’t mean they can be held legally responsible. For instance, a property owner could be off the hook if they posted ample warnings of the hazard or were unaware of a new danger on their property. It’s also going to be harder to prove your cause if you were acting recklessly or illegally.
So, how do you know if you have a valid premises liability claim? You must be able to prove the following three things:
Proving these things is not always easy to do. You can count on the property owner to come to the table with their lawyers. Make sure you have a qualified lawyer representing your best interests, too.
If you’ve been seriously injured on someone else’s property, chances are you have experienced many damages including medical bills, lost wages, pain, anxiety, and difficult lifestyle adjustments. Perhaps the doctors are telling you that you’re going to need months of rehabilitative therapy. Maybe you’re seeing a counselor to deal with the trauma and anxiety of what happened. You might even have permanent scars, loss of a limb, or other disability.
A personal injury claim helps to restore you financially and bring restitution through a settlement. This process also holds property owners accountable and makes communities safer for everyone. One of our qualified attorneys can assess if you have a valid case for a claim and if so, help fight for a settlement that fairly compensates you for your losses.
Per Washington law, you only have a short window of time to take legal action (RCW 4.16.080). For that reason, we recommend you reach out to a South Hill premises liability lawyer to learn what legal options may be available to you.
Call us to schedule a free case evaluation. If you’re not able to make it the office? Let us know and we’ll be happy to coordinate a visit at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.