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Getting out and going to the places we need to go during the day is usually something we do not put much thought into. The places we go are pretty routine. Even when we have to head to the mall for some last-minute shopping, we do not consider the fact that we could get hurt.

Unfortunately, there are times when the places we go are unsafe and can cause us to become injured. Do you know what to do if you are hurt on another person’s property through no fault of your own?

When you need a Renton premises liability attorney, Russell & Hill, PLLC is ready to step in and help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Can Happen?

Injuries can occur on other people’s property due to the property owner’s negligence. When we discuss the following, keep in mind it includes all of the following places that people have the right and expectation to be:

  • Private businesses (banks, malls, grocery stores, etc.)
  • Government property (courthouse, DMV, tax office, etc.)
  • Private residences

All property owners, or the people they employ, should regularly inspect and maintain their premises. If they fail to do so, people can get hurt. They need to check store displays, stairways, railings, benches, and more to ensure that they do not pose a hazard to guests. This also includes parks and playgrounds that are maintained by government agencies.

Slip and fall accidents are the most common way that people get hurt on someone else’s property. If there is a spill, employees should clean it as soon as they know about it. If the floors are being mopped, “wet floor” signs should be put up to warn guests. Slip and fall accidents can also happen due to the uneven pavement in parking lots, loose flooring, or carpets that slip easily.

A Note On Security

In 2017, Washington State saw more than 22,000 violent crimes and more than 254,000 property crimes across the state. While those numbers may seem low, they are devastating to the people they happen to. Knowing that crime is a possibility, especially in and around parking lots, businesses and government properties need to be sure they maintain the security necessary to keep their patrons safe. This includes:

  • Making sure lighting is adequate
  • That there is security present if warranted
  • Surveillance equipment is functioning
  • Locks work on all doors

What Are Your Next Steps?

After you make sure that all of your injuries are being tended to and the medical emergency is out of the way, you should consider seeking legal assistance. Premises liability cases can become complex, as the property owner is going to want to make sure that they do not have to pay out a settlement. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to make sure you get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need a Renton premises liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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