Premises liability deals with claims involving personal injury while on someone else’s property. Common premises liability claims include slip and fall injuries, dog bites, criminal assaults and unsafe buildings.
Although the types of claims can differ, the theory of liability is usually based on the failure of the property owner or property manager to provide a safe and secure place for guests on the property. As a result, it is important to show that the property owner or property manager was negligent by failing to provide a premises free of hazards or to provide adequate security to protect persons from foreseeable criminal activity. For a free consultation, please call us at 704-377-7777.
Have You Been Hurt Because of a Property Owner’s Neglect or Lack of Security?
The Charlotte premises liability attorneys at Warren & Kallianos, PLLC, have handled a large number of premises liability claims involving significant injury to their clients including, among others:
Shooting of a client in the parking lot of a bank resulting in paraplegia
Wrongful death of a client who was stabbed while on the premises of a local cab company
Shooting of a client who resided in a trailer park where the landowner failed to evict a tenant who had previously threatened neighbors in the area
Rape and physical assault of a client who was a patron of a motel
Rape and physical assault of a client who was a tenant in an apartment building
Rape and physical assault of a client in a warehouse
Permanent head injury and severe fracture to client injured by a falling limb
Physical beating of client who was a guest of a motel
Severe fracture of client who slipped on black ice in a handicap parking spot
Severe fracture of client who slipped on black ice in a parking garage
Severe fracture of client who slipped on spilled substance in a grocery store
Dog attack of postal worker resulting in facial disfigurement
North Carolina, like most states, does not follow the law of strict liability in premises liability cases. In other words, the fact that you may have been injured on someone else’s property does not automatically allow you to receive compensation for your injuries.
Rather, you need to establish that the property owner or property manager was aware of a hazardous condition, failed to take reasonable steps to remedy the hazardous condition, and the failure to do so resulted in your personal injury.
It Is Important to Investigate the Accident Immediately
As a result, it is important in any premises liability case to immediately investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Whether it be obtaining photographs or videotape of the premises or accident scene, locating and interviewing witnesses, or obtaining statistical crime data, the law firm of Warren & Kallianos, PLLC, can immediately assist you in the handling of your premises liability claim.
If someone’s negligence allowed you to be injured, contact our experienced Charlotte premises liability lawyers to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION or call 704-377-7777.