Premises Liability Attorney

If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled under certain circumstances to seek compensation for your medical bills, missed wages, and other expenses. When property owners fail to take reasonable steps to keep their premises free of recognizable hazards or to warn of the hazards, the property owner may be held liable for injuries caused to people who are legally on the property. You should not have to pay out of pocket for injuries caused by a property owner’s carelessness or disregard for safety.

At Bubalo Law PLC, our attorneys are committed to helping injury victims receive full compensation for their injuries caused by others. As a nationally recognized law firm, we have the commitment, resources, and courtroom experience that you need on your side after a serious injury. We will investigate your premises liability claim and advocate for you at every step.

Gregory Bubalo has obtained significant verdicts for individuals severely injured due to the actions and inactions of businesses. We even dramatically shifted the law in favor of injured victims with the landmark decision of Kentucky River Medical Center v. McIntosh, which has been adopted across the country as the new standard for premises liability cases.

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, let the premises liability attorneys at Bubalo Law PLC review the details of your accident and explain your legal options. We can discuss whether you have a valid premises liability lawsuit. For a free consultation, call us at 866-870-2489 or contact us online today.

 

There are many people who may be liable in a premises liability lawsuit. For example, a property owner may be liable, but a maintenance company who oversaw the property also may be liable. A company contracted to remove snow and ice from parking lots also be may be liable if ice remained for an unreasonable length of time and caused an injury. The liable parties may include:

  • Business owners
  • Maintenance companies
  • Property owners
  • Property managers
  • Landlords
  • Hotel owners
  • Hospitals
  • Individuals

Our attorneys will need to investigate the accident thoroughly to identify all the potentially at-fault parties. That is one of the early steps in a premises liability lawsuit.

The types of compensation you may be entitled to demand will depend upon the facts of your case, the extent of your injuries and the insurance coverage available to provide compensation. The compensation may include:

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses. When you are injured, the cost of medical treatment can be high. Your injuries may require extensive treatment, surgery, and physical therapy. In a premises liability case, you may recover the cost of your treatment after the accident and future medical expenses associated with the injury.
  • Lost income and future lost earning potential. An injury can put you out of work. Sometimes it’s for a few days, but if your injuries are severe, you may be out of work much longer or unable to return to work. A claim may include compensation for the income you have lost, and the future income you may lose.
  • Pain and suffering. Injuries can cause pain that follows victims for years. A premises liability claim may include damages for physical pain and disfigurement that result from the accident. A claim may also include damages for mental anguish that arises from your injuries. Injuries can cause serious mental problems such as depression, anxiety, and other conditions. If you have suffered a reduced quality of life as the result of your accident, there may be compensation available.

At Bubalo Law PLC, we know that serious injury accidents occur all the time on public and private property. Broken bones, head injuries, torn muscles, neck injuries spinal damage, and many other serious injuries can occur. It is important to go to a doctor for an evaluation after an accident. We have successfully represented clients who have suffered long-term and life-threatening injuries that have changed the course of their lives. We can help you too.

Our experienced premise liability attorneys know how to handle your slip-and-fall claims and other premises liability claims from start to finish. We will listen to your concerns, investigate how your injury occurred, and work to obtain you the maximum amount of compensation possible. Throughout the process our attorneys will:

  • Protect your legal rights. Your well-being is our number one priority. Our attorneys will counsel you at every step in the claims process and handle all dealings and negotiations with the insurance companies involved. We will keep you updated on our progress on your behalf.
  • Gather evidence. Premises liability claims depend on the specific facts and circumstances of the accident. Our attorneys will move quickly to document the accident scene and preserve evidence before a property owner repairs an unsafe condition. The other side may want to deny your claim, so you’ll need to have a detailed record of your injuries. It is important to go to the doctor and receive an evaluation and treatment after an accident. The medical records can provide evidence to support your injury claim.
  • Coordinate with police and medical professionals. Premises liability cases can range from repairable injuries to life-threatening injuries that alter the rest of a person’s life. Depending upon the facts of your case, there may be many professionals involved, ranging from local police and investigators to medical professionals who evaluated and treated your injuries. We’ll handle any communications with them and make sure your claim has everything it needs.
  • Negotiate. Our attorneys will identify the potentially at-fault parties and their insurance policies that may provide compensation. The insurers may deny responsibility or may try to pay a low amount to settle the claim and limit their liability. Our attorneys know how to build your claim and negotiate for the maximum possible amount. We have years of experience representing injury victims.
  • Advocate for you in court. Our attorneys are highly skilled negotiators and are successful in settling most premises liability cases before trial. If the insurer refuses to agree to a fair settlement, our trial attorneys will be prepared to take your claim to court. Trial experience is the cornerstone of Bubalo Law PLC’s success as a law firm. At the trial, we’ll fight to get you the compensation to help you move forward after a serious injury.

If you were hurt on someone else’s property, our dedicated injury attorneys may be able to help you. The attorneys at Bubalo Law PLC have years of experience helping injury victims find compensation. If you need help with a claim, let our attorneys help you.

Every state has its own limit on the amount of time an accident victim has to bring a lawsuit. The limit is known as the statute of limitations. An experienced premises liability lawyer can review the details of your accident and advise you how much time you have to file your lawsuit.

In many states, people who have suffered an injury generally have one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. That makes it essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident to start to work on your claim.

If you have questions, don’t wait to act. Speak to an attorney about your case today.

Any time you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to seek compensation, depending on the circumstances. The type and amount of compensation will depend upon the facts of the accident and the legal duties the property owner owes to the injured person. There are countless ways to be hurt while on someone else’s property. Some of the most common cases involve:

Premises Liability

Slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries including broken hips, head injuries and back injuries. Business owners and others have a duty to keep their premises safe for customers. Walking surfaces must be kept free of hazards. If a dangerous condition develops, they must take steps to warn customers and correct the problem. When property owners let dangerous conditions develop, or linger and fail to provide adequate warning, they may be held liable for your injuries.

Inadequate security

Business owners and others are expected to keep adequate lighting, security procedures, and staff in place for the safety of customers. When customers are assaulted by criminals on the property, it may be because the business owner has failed to take the steps necessary to secure the property and keep guests safe. A property owner may be liable for negligent security after a criminal assault.

Dog bites

A dog’s owner is obligated to keep others safe from the animal. If another person’s dog bites you or your child, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury, depending on the specific laws pertaining to dog owners’ obligations in your locality. Homeowner’s insurance and other insurance policies will often cover the claim.

Fires and burn injuries

Property owners must keep their buildings up to code and keep the building safe for guests. Wiring problems, gas leaks, and other unchecked hazards can easily lead to disaster. When a fire occurs and guests are injured, the owner of the property may be liable.

Swimming pool injuries

Swimming pools and the areas around them can be dangerous. Owners are expected to make reasonable efforts to keep guests and others safe. When a pool and the surrounding areas are not fenced off, or maintained in a secure condition, it can lead to injury and drowning.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, talk with a knowledgeable premise liability attorney about the next steps available to you. You may be able to seek fair compensation for your injuries.

When you’re injured on someone else’s property, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your claim. Remember that this is a critical time to preserve evidence to prove your injuries and the property owner’s responsibility. Any evidence you can gather will help you in the long run.

If you’re injured on someone else’s property:

  • Seek the medical attention that you need. In some cases, emergency responders may be needed to deal with your injuries. In others, the injuries may be manageable in the short term or they may take time to show up. Even if you aren’t sure whether you have been injured, you should take the time to get a medical evaluation. Medical records describing your injuries will be an important part of any claim.
  • Report the accident to the property owner or manager. The person responsible for space needs to be informed of the accident. Remain calm and give them only the facts of the incident. The things you say could be used against you later, so remain calm and protect your claim by sticking to known facts.
  • Take photos of your injuries and the accident scene. Accident scenes can change quickly. Your accident may prompt the property owner to repair the hazardous condition that led to your injuries. Photos immediately after the accident will help investigators figure out what happened and who may be to blame. Be sure to capture the surroundings. Do not be afraid to take too many photos. It’s better to have too many than not enough.
  • Collect contact information for any witnesses. Before you know it, everyone who saw the accident may be gone and there may no way to track them down. Collect contact information so that you or your attorney can follow up with them later.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions. When you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may receive medical treatment and directions from the doctor. As part of your claim, you’ll need to show that you showed up for appointments and followed the doctor orders. Keep any documentation related to your injuries and follow-up visits.
  • Contact an attorney. When you’re injured on someone else’s property, you may experience a sudden deluge of phone calls, letters, and attempts by insurers and investigators to talk to you directly. Often, they’re trying to get you to give them access to your medical records or to commit to a settlement that is less than fair. You should politely decline to speak with an insurance adjuster or take their phone calls.

 

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