An unexpected injury can occur anywhere, but perhaps the last place you’d foresee getting hurt is while stopping by a friend’s house or a place of business. If you’re visiting someone else’s property, you have a right to expect that you’ll be safe. The landlord or owner of a property has a responsibility, not only to make sure the area is safe, but also to warn you about any potential dangers.
Sometimes, landlords fail to uphold their duty, resulting in the injury of yourself or a family member. In these cases, you have a right to receive compensation for medical bills and other damages. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo have years of experience working on premises liability cases. We are well versed in premises liability laws and have built a reputation for aggressive, effective representation for our injured clients.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There are a number of personal injury cases that can also qualify as premises liability cases. Landlords who do not maintain their properties or look out for the safety of their visitors/inhabitants are failing to comply with their legal duty to keep tenants safe. Injuries can be mild to severe, ranging from broken bones to spinal cord injuries.
Premises liability accidents can include:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Nursing home accidents
- Injuries from assaults
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Playground accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction-related injuries
- Accidents and assaults at bars and nightclubs
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- And many more
Robberies and Security Breaches
Premises liability cases don’t just include accidents. If your residence was broken into, you may have a cause of action against the owner of the property. It is his/her responsibility to ensure the location is safe, but all too often a lack of effective security results in housing situations that are prone to crime.
If you’ve been injured or assaulted by an intruder because of a negligent property owner or landlord, a thorough investigation may reveal evidence that is very important for your case. Evidence that the building or complex was ill-prepared to protect against an assailant can be vital to proving your case. Such evidence may include:
- Overgrown bushes
- Dim lighting in common areas
- Deserted, poorly lit parking lots
- Broken locks
- Breach of duty by security officers
- Lack of burglar alarms or other security measures
Serving Injured North Carolinians
Premises liability laws apply to all kinds of property: residential, business, and municipal. So, whether you were injured at an apartment complex or while walking down the aisle at the grocery store, know that you have rights. It’s not unreasonable to assume that these places are supposed to be safe, and the law is on your side. Have more questions about the law? Visit our premises liability FAQ page.
Our premises liability lawyers represent North Carolina residents statewide who have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a landlord or property owner. You don’t deserve to take the backlash of a catastrophic injury that should have never happened.
Contacting the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo may take the weight of a premises liability case off your shoulders. We’ll fight for your right to compensation and confront those responsible. Call us today at 877-529-1222 to schedule a free consultation with our team.