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You shouldn’t worry about being harmed in a preventable accident when visiting a business, park, home, or other such property. Premises liability laws in Washington State exist so that property owners and property occupiers such as employees at a store are legally required to monitor their properties for hazards that can put guests in harm’s way. They must eliminate these hazards in a timely manner, or alert guests to their presence if eliminating them entirely isn’t an option.

Perhaps you’ve been injured because a property owner didn’t fulfill this duty. If so, you might have grounds to seek financial compensation for your losses by filing a claim to collect from their insurance.

Discuss your case with a lawyer for more information. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, a Stanwood personal injury attorney is prepared to inform you of your legal options.

Common Types of Stanwood Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability cases can take many forms. The following are some common examples:

  • Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents: A slip or trip and fall accident can occur as a result of such hazards as:
    • Dangerous snow and ice
    • Spills
    • Mopped floors (when caution signs have not been put in place)
    • Discarded items on floors
    • Broken or loose flooring
    • Absence of handrails on stairways
  • Insufficient upkeep: Poor maintenance can endanger guests at property due to hazards like:
    • Cracked pavement
    • Potholes
    • Electrical issues
    • Unstable shelving
  • Inadequate security: A property owner may allow guests to be harmed if they fail to equip the premises with the following security measures:
    • If necessary, security personnel
    • Working locks on doors and windows
    • Working surveillance equipment
    • Check-in and check-out procedures
    • Adequate lighting in both the interior and exterior areas of a property

Property owners must also account for features on their properties that can be inherently hazardous. For example, if their property has a swimming pool, they must take reasonable steps to guard against drownings.

How a Stanwood Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help

Being injured on someone else’s property because they were negligent can affect your life in many ways. For example, your injuries will likely require costly medical treatment you might not be prepared to pay for. They could also interfere with your ability to earn an income if you can’t return to work until you fully recover. Additionally, you may struggle with such non-economic damages as pain and suffering after an accident.

Seeking compensation for such damages typically involves filing a claim with the property owner’s insurance company. The experts at our Stanwood premises liability law firm can help you in these circumstances by:

  • Investigating the accident to gather evidence of negligence
  • Accounting for your various compensable losses to determine the potential value of your claim
  • Negotiating with the insurance company if their initial settlement offers are low


Contact a Stanwood Premises Liability Attorney Today

Filing a claim doesn’t immediately guarantee a payout after you’ve been injured on someone else’s property. To maximize your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation for which you’re eligible, you need representation from a qualified Stanwood premises liability attorney.

At Russell & Hill, we have the experience and expertise necessary to help you secure what you’re owed. Learn more about how we can help by calling us today at 800-529-0842 for a free consultation.

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