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