In any industrial society, dangerous conditions will and do exist. Factories, construction projects, gravel pits, and any other active sign of progress have inherent danger. These are required by law to be adequately fenced with posted warning signs. When companies that own such property fail to follow the law regarding their dangerous property, any injury sustained as a result, can lay claim for compensation.
Many injuries occurring on private property however are in the backyard of neighbors and friends. Swimming pools, trampolines, woodpiles, home renovations, playground equipment, yard equipment, and other typical backyard items pose significant threat to children and even adults. Additionally, accidents on private property may include innocuous settings such as retail establishments, office buildings, or entertainment facilities.
Residential property and public property aren’t typically considered dangerous private property, since one should feel reasonably safe on said property. However, when dangerous conditions do exist, the property owner is required to warn you and establish barriers between you and the danger.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you should call The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. first. We know the dynamics of any injury claim against a property owner. We will protect your rights and begin immediately to establish their liability. The insurance company of the property owner will be doing the opposite. They will attempt to show that you are responsible for your own injury and that the property owner wasn’t negligent.
If it was your child that was injured on private property, (link to the child injuries page) the doctrine of attractive nuisance may apply. However, proving negligence by the property owner for an adult injury requires a different approach. Each case is different depending on the circumstances and the injury.
Tipping the Scales In Your Favor
Having an attorney, who knows the law and can cite specific law on your behalf with an insurance company, or judge and jury if necessary, is critical. That’s why we say we can “Tip the Scales in Your Favor.” Compensation for your injuries is dependent on your attorney having the intelligence to outwit the insurance company attorneys through legal means. Once we establish the liability of the property owner we can seek recovery for your medical expenses, lost income, property loss, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have sustained a serious injury on private property, give Pearce Law Firm, P.C. a call for a free initial consultation first.