Premises Liability

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Raleigh Premises Liability Attorneys

Serving Those Injured on Another’s Property

You may have a premises liability case if you were hurt on someone else’s property — whether it was a commercial, rental private, or public property. Property owners are required by law to maintain their premises to ensure a safe environment. If the property owner knows of an unsafe condition on the premises, he or she must fix the condition and, while the condition exists, provide sufficient warning that harm could occur. When property owners fail to do so and someone gets hurt, the property owner is liable for the injury. If you or your loved one were hurt due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury, damage, or loss. Our team at Edwards Kirby has spent years representing victims and their families in premise liability cases. Collectively, we have over 170 years of legal experience and are led by two of the nation’s most respected attorneys, John Edwards and David Kirby. Our commitment to our clients is unparalleled — we’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for victims of negligence.

What Is Premises Liability?

Requirements for Property Owners

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners to keep those on their premises reasonably safe from harm. If their lack of property maintenance or safety warnings result in harm, they could be sued for the damages caused. In North Carolina, property owners are required to exercise reasonable care for those on their premises, which may include:

  • Ensuring property is up to code, is routinely inspected, and is properly maintained
  • Removing or preventing hazards, such as providing security in certain circumstances or keeping floors dry
  • Providing proper warning if hazardous conditions can’t be promptly removed
  • Providing adequate security to prevent attacks or assaults on the property or at the business

Common Premises Liability Cases

What Qualifies as a Premises Liability Issue?

There are many different types of accidents for which you can bring a premises liability claim. If you are injured while on another’s premises as a direct result of the property owner’s negligence, you may have a case. Common cases of this nature include:

  • Slipping on wet floors or icy steps that should have been cleared or had signage
  • Injury due to missing or broken handrails
  • Structural issues that result in a fall
  • Electrical shock due to improper wiring
  • Injury or damage due to falling objects
  • Gas leaks that could have been prevented

These are just a few of the many hazards that unfortunately happen. If an injury is directly related to unsafe conditions a property owner knew or should have known about, you probably have a claim for premises liability against the owner.

Premise Liability Lawsuits

Getting the Compensation You Deserve

At Edwards Kirby, we carefully review all accident details to determine the potential claims, the strength of those claims and the damages you may be owed. Where an injury or death was caused by a property owner failing to uphold their legal responsibility to ensure safety on their premises, we fight for our clients to get the financial compensation they’re owed. Our investigation into each accident is extensive, and we go into every case ready to hold even large corporations and insurance companies accountable for negligence. Often, these property owners and insurance carriers resist fairly compensating victims, but our experienced attorneys won’t back down. We’re prepared to pursue the maximum compensation for our clients to ease the financial burden of:

  • Past and future income loss
  • Long-term rehabilitation needs
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Physical and emotional suffering
  • Burial and funeral expenses

Our commitment to and care for our clients is unrivaled. We’ve served clients all across North Carolina since 1993, and we’re here to help you in your time of need, too.

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