Property owners are responsible for ensuring their grounds and buildings are in good condition and free of hazards that can cause accidents. Their responsibilities include the following:
- Regular property maintenance and upkeep
- Providing adequate lighting
- Removing debris from walkways
- Keeping stairs in good repair
- Repairing sidewalk cracks and breaks
- Providing sufficient security
- Properly marking or notifying guests of any potential hazards
- Properly storing dangerous equipment and chemicals
The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC is a trusted personal injury firm that has experience representing clients in premises liability cases. We will immediately get to work and conduct a thorough investigation of the accident. Once sufficient information has been collected, we will competently prepare and submit your claim. Personal injury compensation can cover the costs of hospitalization, medical treatment, physical therapy and home care, as well as pain, suffering and emotional trauma. You may even be eligible for compensation for lost current and future income. Contact our firm if you were hurt on someone's property and would like assistance in filing and negotiating your claim. We serve clients throughout Cabarrus County in the areas of Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg and Midland, as well as surrounding counties of Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan and Union.Injured on Someone Else's Property?
Have you been injured on someone else's property? If so, the owners of a property may be held accountable for any accidents that occur on their premises due to negligence or carelessness. Contact a personal injury lawyer if you have been hurt in an accident on someone else's property to find out if you qualify for monetary damages to cover injury-related expenses. Premises liability claims can include accidents such as slips and falls, explosions, injuries suffered from falling objects, inadequate security, fires, animal bites, swimming pool accidents and physical assaults. A claim can be filed if the property owner knew about the hazard and failed to correct it, or if their negligent actions caused the accident that resulted in your injuries.
On this website, you can find helpful information about some of the key types of premises liability claims that our personal injury attorneys handle. These include:Falling Objects
A shopper at a retail store, visitor to a restaurant or a person's home could be in danger of being struck by a falling object. If negligence or carelessness leads to an object falling from a shelf, a tool falling from scaffolding, or a tile falling from a ceiling, the injured party could possibly be qualified to receive financial compensation from the owner or manager of the property. Business and property owners are required to take reasonable care of their properties for the safety of their customers. When they fail to meet these standards these individuals can be held responsible for the damages. If you have sustained injuries in an accident related to falling objects on another person's property, please contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.Inadequate Security
In most cases, a property owner has an obligation to ensure that proper security measures are implemented to protect guests from harm on their property. This includes harm caused by others, such as assaults, robberies and sexual assault. If proper security measures are not carried out and a lawful visitor, customer or tenant is attacked or injured as a result, this could provide the injured party with grounds for a premises liability claim. An owner of a property has the legal duty to protect visitors from foreseeable harm, especially if there have been past incidents of injury or attack on the premises. If you or someone you love has been injured due to inadequate or negligent security, now is the appropriate time to get the help you need from a personal injury attorney.Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability claim. These incidents could occur when a property owner is negligent in maintaining property grounds, permits standing water or other liquid to remain on the floor, fails to repair a defective stair or installs inadequate lighting that causes a visitor to slip, trip or fall. Unfortunately, we as consumers are often at the mercy of a store owner or home owner when we are on someone else's property. If the property owner or manager had knowledge of, or created a dangerous condition that caused a slip, trip or fall accident you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A personal injury lawyer can give you reliable advice regarding how best to pursue a claim. Hiring a skilled personal injury attorney can help prevent delays and denials, and it can also enable you to focus on what is most important - your recovery.Swimming Pool Accidents
A serious accident can occur at a swimming pool if it is not properly fenced off, if the drainage or filtration system is defective or if the lifeguard or supervisor on duty is negligent in watching swimmers. In these situations, the property owner or potentially another party could be held accountable.