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Injured on Another’s Property? Munley Law Can Help.

Everyday places – grocery stores, gyms, even friends’ houses – can be potential accident zones. If you were injured because of a hazard on someone else’s property, you can hire a premises liability lawyer to pursue compensation.

For more than 60 years, the personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have successfully pursued premises liability claims for injured victims. Whether you were injured in a slip and fall accident at a restaurant, attacked by a neighbor’s dog, or involved in a situation even more complex, a Munley premises liability attorney can protect your rights and recover compensation for your losses.

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What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability lawyer Christopher MunleyPremise liability is a legal concept that holds a property owner liable for any injuries a person sustained while on their property. All property owners have a duty of care to:

  • Maintain reasonably safe conditions for patrons
  • Warn patrons of unsafe conditions
  • Repair unsafe conditions promptly

Here’s an example: The local grocery store has a giant puddle of water in one of the aisles. The grocery store manager fails to put out a “wet floor” sign to alert unknowing customers. You walk down the aisle, slip on the puddle, and fall, breaking your hip.

In this case, the grocery store owner may be liable for your injury. They did not maintain a reasonably safe premise; he failed to warn patrons of unsafe conditions and they did not resolve the dangerous conditions before you walked down the aisle.

What Are the Different Types of Premises Liability Cases?

Hazardous conditions can be created by poor maintenance, inadequate security, irresponsible pet ownership, and more. Potential premises liability accidents include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Drowning
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Power line injuries
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Chlorine gas poisoning
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Negligent security

What Types of Injuries Can I Sustain in a Premises Liability Accident?

Premises liability accidents can cause various injuries, some minor and some life-altering. Here’s a look at the potential consequences of a premises liability incident:

  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries and head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Dislocated joints
  • Internal injuries

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me with My Premises Liability Lawsuit?

There are main reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your case: recovery, representation, and recuperation:

A Premises Liability Lawyer will Handle Your Lawsuit While You Recover

Premises liability law is intricate and confusing. A single misstep in filing the paperwork or building your claim can cost you any compensation you deserve. While you take time to heal from your injuries, premises liability attorneys will take care of the following:

  • Filing your paperwork: Each state has a statute of limitations to file a premises liability claim. An experienced premises liability lawyer will file the claim correctly and on time.
  • Corresponding with the insurance company: Here’s a pro tip: do not speak with the insurance company until you retain a premises liability lawyer. Insurance adjusters are known to lowball injured victims to save money for the company. A premises liability lawyer will review your insurance coverage and begin negotiations with the insurance company.

A Premises Liability Attorney Will Build a Compelling Case and Represent You in Court

Premises liability claims require evidence to prove a property owner’s negligence. Don’t wait – evidence like accident reports, medical records, photos, and witness statements can disappear quickly. Our premises liability lawyers can help gather:

  • Accident & Police Reports
  • Medical Records & Bills
  • Eyewitness Testimony
  • Photographs
  • Property Maintenance Records
  • Lease and rental agreements
  • Evidence of toxic substances
  • Documentation of repairs or replacements related to the property

A premises liability lawyer can fight for compensation under state law even if the property owner claims you were partially at fault.

Munley Law’s team of investigators and experts will gather evidence, including witness testimony and expert analysis, to prove the property owner’s negligence and get you the compensation you deserve.

A Premises Liability Lawyer will Help You Recoup Maximum Damages for Your Losses

After your attorney builds a strong case proving the property owner’s negligence, they will request damages on your behalf. Damages may include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive Damages
  • Funeral and burial costs (in cases of wrongful death)
  • Loss of consortium

How Implied Consent Can Affect Your Premises Liability Claim

Premises liability hinges on your legal status as a visitor (trespasser, licensee, or invitee) on someone else’s property.

  • Trespasser: A trespasser enters a property with no legal authority. Property owners owe them a fundamental duty of care: not willfully or recklessly injure them. Other than that, there is no responsibility (except in the case of children).
  • Licensee: A licensee has implied permission to be on the property for their purposes, such as a salesman or a customer. The property owner does have a duty to warn the licensee of dangerous conditions, as long as the owner knows about the condition, and it’s not likely the licensee will discover it on their own.
  • Invitee: An invitee has permission from the property owner to enter the property, such as a friend or a neighbor. The owner has a duty of reasonable care to keep the property reasonably safe for the invitee.

What is an Attractive Nuisance?

When something on private property catches a child’s eye but can cause them harm, this is considered an “attractive nuisance.” For example, you have a pool in your backyard and there is no fence surrounding the pool. Your neighbor’s child sees the pool and wants to go swimming. They trespass into your yard and fall into the pool. Even though the child had trespassed onto your property, you can still be held responsible under the attractive nuisance doctrine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability

Premises liability lawyerYou may have some questions after suffering severe injuries from a premises liability situation. Below are the most frequently asked questions regarding premises liability cases. If you have more questions, contact the Munley Law personal injury lawyers for a free legal consultation.

Can I File a Premises Liability Claim if I was injured at my Workplace?

You cannot sue your employer for injuries sustained at work; you must go through the workers’ compensation system. However, you can sue anyone else responsible for your injuries. This is called a third-party claim.

What is a Strict Liability Claim?

While most premises liability accidents are based on a property owner’s negligence and breaching a duty of care, some are based on strict liability.

In strict liability cases, the accident victim can argue that an inherently or abnormally dangerous situation or condition on the property led to the accident that caused their injuries. With strict liability claims, the injured victim cannot prove that the property owner breached any duty of care.

An example where strict liability may come into play is if somewhere were hurt by an extremely dangerous animal a property owner housed.

What Should I Look For In a Premises Liability Law Firm?

When searching for property injury lawyers to help with your premise liability lawsuit, there are a few things you’ll want to consider.

  • Case Experience: Not all law firms can handle a premise liability case. Because of this, you’ll want to find the best premises liability lawyer with a track record of success.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Nothing is worse than finding a law firm with experience only to find out you’ll never talk to the exact attorney or paralegal twice. You’ll want to make sure the premises accident attorney you select will be able to communicate with you throughout the entire process. Further, if the attorney isn’t willing to collaborate, you may want to find a new firm.
  • Trial Experience: Despite personal injury claims rarely going to trial, it does happen. It is best to work with a premises accident lawyer with the trial experience needed to conclude your case successfully.
  • Cost: Most premises liability law firms work on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay upfront for their legal guidance and will have a percentage of your award deducted to cover their legal fees. If an attorney charges you by the hour, it is likely because they don’t know if they’ll get enough out of the settlement or verdict otherwise. Because of this, they understand how they expect to be paid.

Contact Our Premises Liability Lawyer For a Free Consultation

You need physical and emotional support when you suffer from an injury. Putting your life back together means paying your bills, going to the doctor, and attempting to return to work, among many other things. As any premises liability attorney can tell you, injuries resulting from someone else’s negligence or due to unsafe conditions can cause lifelong trauma.

For more than 60 years, Munley Law has been the go-to firm for the injured and their families. The attorneys at Munley Law understand how the dangerous or unsafe conditions of someone’s property can change your life. No firm is more experienced or successful in handling premises liability cases.

At Munley Law, cost should not stand in the way of justice for the injured. Therefore, we do not collect a fee for our services unless we recover your benefits. As our client, you will not have to pay anything upfront or out of your pocket.

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