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Hurt On Another Person's Property?

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Any person entering your property has a reasonable expectation of remaining unharmed. Whether you are the owner or the non-owner resident of the property, your duty is to maintain a safe environment for anyone who has the legal right to be there. When that responsibility is violated, a premises liability attorney can help you understand whether you have a claim. In some cases, someone may not have the right to be on your property or is intoxicated while on your property. In these cases, they may not have a claim of premises liability.

Each state maintains its own laws and statutes regarding liability in these cases. Many states focus on the legal status of the visitor while others concentrate on the condition of the environment where the injury occurred.

The legal team of Lewis & Keller will help you or your loved one if you were injured on another person’s property. To find out if you have a claim of premises liability, contact our firm by submitting the free case evaluation form on the left side of this page. There is no obligation, it is 100% free and your details are always confidential.

What Kind of Visitor Were You?

There are three categories that property visitors fall into: invitee, licensee or trespasser. Determining the status of a visitor is central to understanding liability when an injury happens on another person’s property. The definitions of these three visitor types are:

An invitee is a person who is welcomed onto the property by the owner or non-owner resident with the purpose of conducting business. A common example is a grocery store or other retail location that invites consumers to shop with them. The invitee is usually owed the greatest debt of care by the owner or non-owner resident.

A guest is a common example of a licensee. These visitors are invited onto the property without any commercial or business intentions.

Typically, trespassers are not owed any duty of care by owners and non-owner residents. If a burglar breaks into your home and trips over an electrical wire, they would not have the right to hold you accountable for their injury.

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Types of Dangerous Property Conditions

Cases of premises liability can arise from a number of dangerous property conditions. Slip-and-fall cases, for example, are often caused by spilled liquid, slick ground or unstable flooring. The following are several instances that could result in a premises liability claim:

  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Defective conditions – A shopkeeper does not notify patrons that current construction has created dangerous conditions and a patron is cut on a piece of steel protruding from the wall.
  • Inadequate security – A parking facility does not have adequate lighting installed and a person returning to their car is robbed.
  • Slip-and-fall – A grocery store fails to clean up a spill and an elder shopper slips on it, causing them to break a hip.

$125,000

Rear-end Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for a woman who was rear-ended by a Greensboro bus and had to have two surgeries to repair her leg injury.
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$100,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement, the limit of all available insurance, for a lady who went through surgeries for a broken arm and broken right ankle suffered in a motor vehicle collision.
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$225,000

Rear-end Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for car accident. A 43-year-old plaintiff received $225,000.00 for his injuries suffered in a car accident. His vehicle was rear ended by a speeding driver. His injuries required surgery to his neck.
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$100,000

Scooter vs. Auto Accident

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Client was on a scooter and was hit, suffered a fractured leg, requiring surgery and 10 days in the hospital.
Client was on a scooter and was hit, suffered a fractured leg, requiring surgery and 10 days in the hospital.

$225,000

Settlement for Fractured Hip

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This week we finished up a case for the nicest client you could ever meet. He was 84 years old working at sears when he was backed into by a customer leaving the parking lot of the store. He suffered a fractured hip but because of his hard work and diligence, he recovered pretty well. When his wife first contacted me she was very concerned that the insurance company would blow off his injury because of his age. We made sure that didn’t happen. Though we had to begin a pretty intense arbitration process, we were ultimately able to get the case settled for $225k.
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$70,000

Settlement from Trial

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$70,000  Settlement: Litigation is very time consuming and expensive, so we try our best to settle cases before it gets to the point of filing a lawsuit.  Sometimes, though, we just don’t have a choice.  In a case we recently settled, our client had low medical bills and as a result, the insurance company didn’t seem to be taking her injury very seriously.    Prior to filing suit the offer was $30,000, we were eventually able to resolve the case without going to trial for $70,000.
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$185,000

Settlement for 86-year-old Woman in Department Store

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Settlement in the case of an 86-year-old female who suffered a fractured patella and fractured arm when hit from behind with a stock cart pushed by an employee at a “big box” department store.
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$50,000

Limits Tendered in Motorcycle Accident

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Limits tendered to a 52-year-old woman who suffered a fractured vertebrae and foot, and chest and rib injuries while riding as a passenger on a motorcycle.
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Contacting a Premises Liability Attorney

Lewis & Keller is prepared to use our considerable knowledge of premises liability law to protect the rights of you and your loved ones. If you were hurt while on another person’s property, the best recourse may be to file a claim.

Contact us today for a no cost, no-obligation review of the details of your case by calling 866-299-1769 or by filling out the form at the top of the page.

Winston-Salem Office

285 Executive Park Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

Phone: 877-943-7634
Fax: 336-659-1750

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204 Muirs Chapel Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

Phone: 877-679-5057
Fax: 336-659-1750

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