Injuries On Someone’s Property Fall Under Premise Liability Laws
We do not expect someone else’s negligence to cause an accident and injuries. People who own property, whether they have a home or a business, are required to keep it reasonably safe. When someone else did not properly maintain their property, you can face hazardous conditions.
Unsafe conditions on someone’s property can have serious consequences. Call the personal injury and premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. if you were hurt on someone else’s property. We can help you recover your losses.
When Can A Property Owner Be Held Liable In North Carolina?
The answer is relatively straightforward. If you were hurt on someone else’s property, you will have to determine someone’s responsibility. Did they know (or should they have known) about the threat and did they take steps to prevent injuries? Were visitors properly warned?
Premises liability can include:
- Dangers on their property
- Dog bites
- Inadequate or negligent security
- Proper maintenance
- Retail store liability
- Slips and falls
- Swimming pool dangers
They Could Be Responsible For Your Damages
Anyone injured on someone else’s property might have a case. Were you invited to the property or trespassing before the injury? You might have a case if you were injured after being invited onto the property.
The owner can be liable if someone invited onto the property is hurt. As a plaintiff, however, you will have to prove negligence. If you are a trespasser, you are on the property illegally. You will not have case unless you were intentionally harmed.
You can recover:
- Drug costs
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy expenses
- Previous, current and future medical costs
Skilled Legal Counsel To Help You Recover
Personal injuries happen every day. You might be able to take legal action if those injuries happened on someone else’s property. We can help you determine liability and prove negligence. Contact our Fayetteville office if you have a premises liability case in North Carolina. Email us or call 910-779-3135.