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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.

$150,000

Workers Compensation Award

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Workers' Compensation award for a 47 year-old male electrician who was shocked while removing a light fixture. After falling to the floor, he received a compression fracture of his L 1 vertebrae.
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$385,000

Car Accident With Injuries

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I met one of my nicest clients ever in the hospital while back.  His car had been demolished when the defendant made a left turn in front of him with no warning.  The crash report was against us indicating the officer wasn’t exactly sure who was at fault for the crash.  That crash report would have caused some attorneys to shy away from the case, but given the severity of our client’s injuries, we stayed involved to fight for him because he was in no condition to deal with the insurance company himself while he focused on healing.  He suffered a crushed tibia and other various fractures. He treated for 15 months before finally being released from care. He was unable to work for the duration of his treatment, causing financial hardship for his family.  We were able to present over $26,000 of medical expenses and $20,000 in lost wages.  The case resolved for $385,000.
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$100,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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For a woman who suffered multiple injuries including a spleen laceration, liver laceration, and four fractured ribs in a car wreck.
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$25,000

Drunk Driver Settlement

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Settlement reached for 37-year-old woman who was hit by a drunk driver and suffered minor soft tissue injuries and incurred medical bills of approximately $4,400.00.
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$41,000

Soft Tissue Injuries Settlement

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Settlement for a 59-year-old mail carrier with soft tissue injuries of the neck and back.
Settlement for a 59-year-old mail carrier with soft tissue injuries of the neck and back.

$1,050,000

Award In Trucking Accident

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Award in trucking accident involving wrongful death of a mother and daughter.
Award in trucking accident involving wrongful death of a mother and daughter.

$55,000

Dog Bite Injury Award

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Award for a 12-year-old boy’s arm injury in a dog-bite case.
Award for a 12-year-old boy’s arm injury in a dog-bite case.

$350,000

Settlement for Permanent Scarring

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We recently were able to settle a case for a very sweet client that was injured when the seat of the medical transport van came loose and caused her to fall and injure herself. As a result of a serious hematoma on her leg she was admitted for surgery, went through wound care, and was left with scarring. While she only treated for a relatively short time, her scarring was permanent. She incurred approximately $45,000 in medical expenses. We were able to settle her case for $350,000.
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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: 336-765-7777
Fax: 336-659-1750

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204 Muirs Chapel Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

Phone: 336-851-1000
Fax: 336-659-1750

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