Premises Liability

Property owners have a responsibility of care to those who enter or use their space. Companies, business owners, homeowners, employers, and government agencies have an obligation to the people who work, visit, or are around their property. They must protect these individuals from hazardous work areas, wet or icy walkways, defective sidewalks, debris, etc. otherwise, an accident can result in severe injuries or death.

Premises liability makes owners financially responsible when a person is injured on another person’s property because of unsafe or defective conditions. Injuries sustained because of a slip and fall accident, chemical exposure, defective sidewalk, or dangerous stairway can be severe. Victims of an accident caused by another’s negligence to maintain their premises should seek medical attention. An injury can seem fine at first but worsen over time and result in traumatic brain injury, broken or fractured bones, or even death. It is important to understand that being injured on another persons’ property does not necessarily mean the owner was negligent. If you were a victim of an accident on someone’s property, you should consult with a property liability attorney to determine whether you are owed compensation.

Lawyer for Property Liability in Bellingham, WA

If you were a victim of an accident and suffered injuries on someone’s property, the property owner is not automatically responsible for your injuries. Premises liability law in Washington is governed by common law and can be very complicated. To determine if a person is eligible to file a claim due to unsafe and dangerous conditions, first, it is crucial to establish whether the person was owed a duty of care. Under premises liability, a persons’ status is considered either an “invitee,” “licensee,” or a “trespasser,” the duty of care will vary depending on status.

A property liability case consists of several steps, for example, determining the victim’s status, demonstrating the plaintiff’s innocence, who is liable, and much more. Often, if a person is injured in another person’s property, the owner is at fault. However, it is essential to prove the innocence of the plaintiff. Many companies, business owners, and employers have a team of attorneys to assist them in their claims. Premises owners will attempt to taint the image of the plaintiff to make sure they are not liable for the plaintiff’s injuries. If you have suffered injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, lack of maintenance on their property, or unsafe conditions, please seek medical attention and consult with an experienced attorney.

 At PNW Trial Lawyers, we have years of first-hand experience building concrete cases against companies, agencies, and individuals. Our team of attorneys knows how to review the facts, analyze, and create a case that can convince a jury to award damages. If you have suffered catastrophic injuries because of poorly maintained property, insufficient security, or neglected construction zones, it is essential to consult with our lawyers. At PNW Trial Lawyers, we work endlessly to ensure that our clients receive proper compensation, honest representation, and the attention each individual deserves. Retaining a lawyer during the early stages of your case is beneficial. Our premises liability attorneys can help make sure you are fairly compensated to cover future and current medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Give us a call at (360) 483-5201 to schedule a free consultation.

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Additional Resources

Bellingham Brain Injury Support Group – If you have suffered from a head injury because of an accident (slip and fall, defective sidewalks, etc.), the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington has many resources and information for victims. The purpose of BIAWA is to allow every person who has already been affected by brain injury the resources they need to “maximize their quality of life” and to present brain injuries. The organization also provides scholarships, supports groups for adults, pediatrics, and professionals. If you or someone you loved has suffered from a brain injury, BIAWA has resources available to help them improve their quality of life.

Office of the Insurance Commissioner – Follow the link to learn more information about Homeowners’ insurance and Liability Protection in Washington State. The site also explains the difference between home insurance property protection and home insurance liability protection and what each insurance covers and does not cover.

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Whatcom County, WA Premises Liability Attorney

We also understand that the circumstances that bring you to us have severely impacted your life and the lives of your loved ones. Accidents on another entity or individual’s property are prevalent. If you or your child had an accident, e.g., falling or drowning at a homeowner’s pool, the owner could be held liable.

If you or a loved one have been injured on someone else’s residence, you have the right to seek compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. At PNW Trial Lawyers, we understand how to prove the relevant legal standards and build a convincing case. Slip and falls, dog bites, fractured bones, and other injuries can be life-threatening and life-changing. Many of the common injuries that arise from falls can have a long-lasting impact (e.g., head, knee, and spinal cord injuries) that require rehabilitation or therapy.

It’s our mission at PNW Trial Lawyers to provide our clients with quality legal service and guidance. With headquarters in Bellingham, we work with clients in Everett, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, and the surrounding areas of Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties. If you suffered permanent injuries, it is in your best interest to consult with one of our experienced property liability attorneys right away. Insurance companies and corporate giants are notorious for attempting to deceive claimants who are not represented. Do not hesitate or let others instill fear – call us at (360) 483-5201 to schedule a free consultation. Let our attorneys defend your rights and fight for the fair compensation you deserve.