If you were injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you should not be forced to pay for the medical expenses and other losses you endure. The North Carolina premises liability lawyers of Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC have more than 40 years of experience helping accident victims demand full payment for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Our attorneys will meet with you for a free case review to discuss your accident and answer your questions. We will explain your next steps and get started on your claim without any upfront fees. In fact, you only pay us if we recover money for you. Call or reach out to us online today for your free consultation.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle
At Poisson, Poisson, & Bower, PLLC, our trusted North Carolina premises liability attorneys can help with a wide variety of claims, including those involving:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Snow and ice incidents
- Lack of wet floor signage
- Loose flooring or carpeting
- Loose extension cords
- Falling objects
- Obstructed pathways
- Inadequate maintenance
- Defective conditions
- Broken steps or staircases
- Broken or missing handrails
- Elevator and escalator incidents
- Inadequate security
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Construction zone accidents
- Fires, floods, and leaks
- Toxic chemicals and fumes
What Do You Have to Prove in a Premises Liability Claim?
Just because you were hurt on someone else’s property does not necessarily mean that the owner is to blame. To have grounds for a premises liability claim in North Carolina, you must be able to prove:
- You had permission to be on the property when the injury occurred, either as a social guest, business customer, or other licensee. If you were trespassing at the time, you likely wouldn’t have a case.
- The person who was responsible for your injury was the legal owner, occupant, or renter of the property where the injury occurred. Property owners and lawful occupants have certain legal duties to keep their premises safe.
- The property owner was negligent in their legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for others or to warn visitors of potential hazards. This could occur due to inadequate inspection or maintenance, disrepair, or lack of proper signage to warn visitors of dangerous conditions.
- The property owner’s negligence was a substantial contributing factor in causing your injuries. If another person exercising reasonable caution would likely have gotten injured under the same circumstances, it is safe to say the property owner’s negligence was a contributing factor.
How Can a Premises Liability Attorney Help?
Premises liability claims sometimes involve multiple at-fault parties, business owners, or even people we know and love. All of these factors can complicate matters quickly, which is why it is so helpful to have a premises liability attorney from Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC who can:
- Explain your legal options and provide professional advice every step of the way
- Identify and preserve valuable evidence from the accident scene
- Interview witnesses and experts whose statements can support your claim
- Manage all important paperwork, documentation, and deadlines for your case
- Make sure you receive the medical care you need from the right medical care providers for your injuries
- Communicate with insurance representatives and other parties on your behalf
- Negotiate aggressively for the full and fair compensation you deserve
- Represent you in court if you have to sue the at-fault party in order to pursue fair compensation