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Premises liability laws in Washington State require property owners and property occupiers such as employees at a store to take reasonable steps to limit the chances of guests and workers being injured on their property due to dangerous conditions. Not all property owners fulfill this duty.

Have you been injured on someone else’s property? Do you have reason to believe you were injured because they were careless?

Schedule a consultation with a lawyer if so. You may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your medical bills and other such losses resulting from your injury. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, a Mukilteo premises liability attorney will review the details of your case and explain your legal options.

Common Types of Mukilteo Premises Liability Cases

You may have grounds to file a premises liability claim or lawsuit in any instance when you’ve been injured because a property owner or manager was negligent. That said, premises liability cases often take one of the following common forms:

  • Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents: These types of accidents may occur as a result of hazards like:
    • Dangerous snow and ice
    • Spills that haven’t been properly cleaned
    • Recently mopped floors if caution signs are not present
    • Cluttered aisle floors
    • Lack of handrails on stairways
    • Broken or loose flooring that hasn’t been repaired or replaced
  • Poor maintenance: Lack of property upkeep can put you and others at risk due to such potential hazards as:
    • Potholes and cracks in parking lots, sidewalks, and other such areas
    • Electrical hazards
    • Unstable shelves and other heavy fixtures
  • Inadequate security: Depending on the nature of a business and property, it may be necessary for a property owner to equip the premises with such security measures as:
    • Sufficient lighting in both indoor and outdoor areas
    • Check-in and check-out processes
    • Security patrols
    • Locks on all entrances
    • Surveillance equipment

There are also some features of a property that may inherently pose a safety risk if ownership doesn’t take steps to minimize the chances of accidents occurring. A common example of such a feature is a swimming pool.

How a Mukilteo Premises Liability Lawyer Helps

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you could face numerous potential struggles. Examples include (but aren’t necessarily limited to):

  • Bills for medical treatment
  • Lost wages if your injuries are severe enough to prevent you from working and earning an income
  • Non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering

You could seek financial compensation for these damages if you were injured because a property owner was negligent. You may do so by filing a claim to collect from their insurance. If they deny your claim, you may need to file a lawsuit.

In either case, you must prove you were hurt because the negligence of a property owner represents a violation of premises liability laws. The experts at our Mukilteo premises liability firm can assist you with this task. We can also handle all negotiations with the insurance company, helping you fight for the full amount of compensation you may be owed.

Contact a Mukilteo Premises Liability Attorney

At Russell & Hill, our Mukilteo premises liability lawyers have a proven track record of securing compensation for victims like you. Learn more about how we can help by calling us at 800-529-0842 for a free consultation today.

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