Wilmington Premises Liability Lawyer Assisting Injured Clients Across the Country
Accidents happen. This isn’t much comfort to the worker who’s in a hospital bed with an injury or the pedestrian who slipped and fell at the store, but it’s the truth of the matter. But one shouldn’t be forced to suffer on account of the negligence of other people.
In accident injury law, proving fault comes down to establishing if someone acted to purposely hurt another person, if they acted in a reckless manner, or if harm came to another person because of their negligence. To establish this, one would be wise to hire a personal injury lawyer, particularly one with experience working on claims involving premises liability. The attorneys at Greg Jones Law have spent years defending the rights of injured clients and have helped the wounded and the wronged seek compensation. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.
What Are the Legal Standards of Premises Liability Personal Injury Cases?
North Carolina requires the same standard of care for Landowners toward all lawful visitors, be they guests, workers, or invitees. This standard of care is the duty not to unnecessarily expose lawful visitors to harmful situations, negligent environments and to warn guests of hidden dangers that may pose a risk of causing bodily harm. Reasonable care may include making sure that their property has proper maintenance and upkeep. If there is a wet floor or an area where a dangerous layout cannot be corrected, proper signage is required to warn of the dangers.
With unlawful visitors, trespassers, for example, property owners need only not to intentionally bring harm to the other party. The duty to warn of dangers does not apply to the landowner in the case of a trespasser on their property. However, if the ‘trespasser’ is a minor, then this rule may not apply. The property owner of broken playground equipment could possibly be held liable for injuries to children, for example, regardless of whether the children entered the Landowner’s premises after hours.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
There are many types of personal injury cases that can be more complex based on when and where the injury incident took place. If you were hurt on the property of another party, they might be held liable for something in the environment bringing you to harm. Some of the many premises liability cases that a personal injury lawyer can present include:
- Dog bites
- Slip and falls
- Elevator accidents
- Inadequate security
- Exposure to dangerous substances
- Falling objects
- Lead poisoning
- Retail store injuries
- Injuries from Property Defects/Improper Maintenance
If you have been injured on the property or business of another party, they could be held accountable for damages. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Greg Jones Law to schedule a free initial consultation to speak about your claim.
Should You Hire an Attorney?
If you were hurt in the home or property of a personal homeowner, making a claim against the Landowner could be a simple matter for the law but a complicated one in a more personal sense because chances are you know the person you’re filing a lawsuit against. Conversely, if you were hurt at the location of a business, your lawsuit may not have the same personal complexities, but the law may be more complicated, especially with big insurance companies getting involved. Businesses also tend to employ strong legal teams, and your claim may not get the respect it deserves in the courts.
Whether your case is difficult because of personal relationships or the complexities of the law and insurance companies, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney should be your first course of action. The lawyers of Greg Jones Law could help you with your personal injury claim as you try to establish liability based on the premises of the accident.
Greg Jones Law Represents Clients in Wilmington NC
In addition to physical pain, suffering an injury can be the cause of emotional trauma, lost wages, the lost means of earning a living, and medical bills of astronomical costs. You should not have to suffer this pain and panic while dealing with legal issues at the same time. The law firm of Greg Jones Law has experience defending clients nationwide who have been victims of injury on the premises of negligent parties.
If you or a loved one have been hurt on the premises of a business or that of another individual, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to evaluate your claim. The sooner you hire an attorney, the more time and opportunity the law offices will have to build a better case. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.