Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
Many people who have been hurt on someone else’s property are reluctant to bring a lawsuit. They might think they could have avoided the accident by being more careful, so it can’t be the property owner’s fault. Or possibly they are worried about bringing a legal claim against someone they know if they were injured on a residential property. If you were hurt as a result of a slip-and-fall or other accident that resulted from a dangerous property condition, your injuries are real, and they were NOT your fault. You deserve to be compensated for the injuries and losses you sustained.
At The Mahoney Law Firm, P.C., we know the seriousness of slip-and-fall accidents. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your story and create a legal plan. We will fight aggressively to get you every dollar of compensation that we possibly can. The long-term costs of serious personal injuries, as well as the pain and suffering and possibly the lifelong deterioration of your quality of life, demand that you receive compensation.
Types Of Premises Liability Claims
We represent clients injured in claims that include:
- Slip-and-falls: These are the most common premises liability claims. Usually, slip-and-fall accidents occur because of spilled food or liquids in a grocery store or restaurant. In most cases, the property owner or manager on duty has a responsibility to make sure the facility is free from dangerous spills that could result in these accidents. Some slip-and-fall cases can result in soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and other serious injuries.
- Inadequate security: When someone gets mugged or assaulted on a public property, the assailant is ultimately responsible, but the property owner also has a duty to provide adequate security measures for people on the property. When they fail to provide this security, they can be held responsible, too.
- Stairway, elevator and escalator injuries: Since stairways, escalators and elevators are part of a property, they fall under the same duty of safety that property owners assume with other aspects of a property.
- Ice and snow: Property owners are responsible for keeping their outside parking lots and walkways shoveled and free from ice. Also, the wet areas inside public doorways are frequently the cause of serious slip-and-fall accidents.
- Swimming pool accidents: Too many birthday parties and neighborhood parties have been ruined by serious injuries and deaths in or around pools. Drownings are the most obvious, but slip-and-falls are common, as well.
When representing our clients in premises liability claims, we do the work to determine who was really at fault as well as the preparatory work necessary to ensure that our clients get a handsome settlement or verdict.