When Are Property Owners Liable For Injuries?

In general, property owners have a legal duty to keep their properties free of dangerous and unsafe conditions. They also have a duty to warn their guests if a dangerous condition is present, such as placing wet floor signs out when appropriate. Property owners may be held liable for a wide range of injuries that occur due to dangerous and unsafe conditions. At the North Carolina law firm of Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP, our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping seriously injured accident victims recover the compensation they deserve.

If you have been hurt at a business, apartment complex or even a private residence, you may have a valid premises liability claim. To find out more, contact us online, or call 866-965-2403 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys in the Wilmington area.

Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are perhaps the best known examples of premises liability claims and are why the above mentioned "wet floor" signs are so commonplace. However, there are conditions other than wet floors that can result in a slip-and-fall. Uneven or crumbling flooring/walkways are also hazardous. Property owners should correct any problems as soon as possible and provide their guests with adequate warnings concerning the problem. When property owners fail to do so and injuries occur, they need to be held accountable.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Water parks, hotel and resort pools, public pools, and even pools at private residences can be dangerous places, even for the most cautious swimmer. Pool owners have a duty to protect not only their guests but also passerby from many common hazards found poolside, including electrical wires, pool drains and pool chemicals.

In addition, lifeguards are required for certain pools, and both public and private pool owners need to take measures to help prevent their pool from being attractive to passerby. This may involve such simple steps as fencing the pool or employing the use of a pool cover. Trouble in the water can happen in an instant, and we help injured victims and their family members pursue compensation from pool owners who have acted in a negligent manner.

Dog Bites

Dog owners are required to keep their dogs under control. When a dog gets loose and attacks a child or an adult, the results can be disastrous. Even if a dog bites a guest who is invited onto the dog owner's property, the property owner may still be found liable for the guest's injuries. We can let you know whether or not you have a strong case if you or a loved one has been severely injured by a dog.

Defective Or Dangerous Stairwells, Escalators And Elevators

Defective elevator doors, crumbling stairs, loose handrails, and escalators that stop and start without warning can all lead to serious injuries. Whether you have been harmed by stairs or elevators in a place of business or an apartment residence, we will get to the bottom of the cause to help ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable.

Porch Collapses And Defective Balcony Railings

Accidents that occur on porches or falls that result from loose or defective balcony railings are more common than you may think. When business owners or property managers fail to keep important safety measures in place, we will go after them to help injured victims recover the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury on another person's property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more, contact us online, or call 866-965-2403 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.