There are many potential ways you could be harmed in a slip and fall or similar type of accident on someone else’s property. Premises liability laws exist to require that property owners (and extensions/representatives of ownership, such as a store owner’s employees) take reasonable steps to prevent such accidents.
Property owners have a legal duty to actively monitor for hazards that can put guests in harm’s way. When a property owner becomes aware of a hazard, they must either eliminate it or take steps to ensure all those with a legal right to be on the premises are aware of the hazard as well.
Not all property owners fulfill this duty. You may have been injured in an accident because a property owner was careless and didn’t address hazardous conditions as they should have.
Review your case with a Lynnwood, Washington premises liability attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC if you have any questions about whether your injuries were caused by the negligence of a property owner. A member of our team will go over the details of your case and determine if you have grounds to seek financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses resulting from your accident.
The following are a few common examples of accidents that can occur when property owners are negligent:
This is not an exhaustive list. If you’ve been harmed in an accident that you suspect would not have occurred had a property owner not been careless, the best way to determine whether yours constitutes a valid premises liability case is to schedule a consultation with experts like those at our Lynnwood premises liability law firm.
The process of recovering compensation in these circumstances often involves such steps as:
You don’t need to handle these tasks on your own when you should be focusing on your recovery. At Russell & Hill, our Lynnwood premises liability attorneys are on hand to fight for the compensation you deserve while you prioritize getting better. Learn more about how we can help by calling us at 800-529-0842 for a free consultation.