Have You Been Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
It happens all the time: A person is on another’s property – maybe it’s a grocery store, restaurant or just visiting a friend – and an accident happens. In many cases, these accidents are the result of unsafe conditions on the property itself. When this happens, the injured party can seek compensation in a premises liability claim. Although the concept is simple, obtaining compensation requires the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer who can walk you through the legal process and make sure you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we understand premises liability law and we know the challenges you are facing. Our attorneys have been serving clients in Seattle and throughout the surrounding Washington area since 1986, and we have built a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements. Property-related accidents are common, but they can be serious, which is why you need legal assistance from our experienced team of attorneys.
What Is Premises Liability?
A premises liability claim is similar to a car accident claim or any other type of personal injury claim. It is based on tort law, which includes the principle that when someone’s negligence or mistake causes injury to another, the person responsible should compensate the injured party.
In premises liability law, property owners and managers are responsible for the safety of their premises. When dangerous conditions are left untended or in ill-repair, and someone else is hurt as a result, the property owner should be held liable to cover the costs of all the damages that result for the injured party. The most common premises liability claims involve:
- Slip-and-fall accidents: When someone falls from a dangerous condition on a property, like a spill in a grocery store, the business can be held liable for the injuries that result. Sometimes ice or water buildup in a parking lot or entry can cause slippery conditions, and sometimes there are spills that the manager should have known about and cleaned up.
- Swimming pool accidents: Accidents on and around pools are common. In fact, children are frequent victims of slips and falls, drowning and other serious accidents in residential and public swimming pools.
- Inadequate security: If you have been mugged or assaulted at a nightclub or another public place, it might be possible to hold the facility liable for not providing adequate security to protect you from this unfortunate event.
At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we handle any type of accident occurring as a result of a dangerous property. Construction sites, restaurants, stores, public parks, swimming pools and personal residences can all be dangerous properties.