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Premises Liability Lawyer

If you have been injured on someone else's property, please know we are deeply sorry. We know first-hand how an injury, from minor to severe, can wreak havoc on your life. From financial struggles to a disability, a preventable injury touches every aspect of your life. That is why The Law Offices of John M. McCabe passion is holding those responsible accountable. A premises liability lawyer will fight for you to get the best outcome possible to regain your finances, life, and dignity. Contact us today.

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Property Owners Have a Duty of Care They Must Uphold

Premises Liability Lawyer

Property owners are required to keep their premises safe for everyone who visits. Keeping premises safe is called having "a duty of care." Maintaining safe premises is:

  • keeping walkways clear of tripping and slipping hazards
  • proper maintenance and repair of any damages
  • removal of ice, snow, water, or other substances that could cause accidents and injury

Do I Need to Hire a Premises Liability Lawyer?

We recommend hiring a lawyer to get the most out of your claim. However, injuries happen when property owners fail to keep their property reasonably safe. When an accident that causes an injury occurs on someone else's property, it is best to call a personal injury lawyer. A premises liability lawyer will:

  • Establish negligence
  • Establish that negligence caused your accident
  • Establish that the accident caused your injury
  • Negotiate damages

How The Law Offices of John M. McCabe Can Help

With decades of experience as a workplace injury, personal injury, and premises liability lawyer, John M. McCabe will deliver an unparalleled dynamic that gives clients an edge in or out of the courtroom. When we take on your case, we will look at and gather the following:

  • Building code violations
  • Building maintenance records
  • CCTV and surveillance camera footage of the accident
  • Employment records, pay stubs, and tax returns
  • Insurance policies
  • Lease and property ownership documents
  • Medical records and bills
  • Other available accident reports
  • Pictures of the accident scene (taken immediately after the accident)
  • Pictures of your injuries (taken immediately after the accident)
  • Police and incident reports
  • Records of similar accidents at the same premises
  • Testimony from eyewitnesses and expert witnesses

How Much Does a Premises Liability Lawyer Cost?

We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims such as premises liability. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:

Types Of Premises Liability

Although slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises cases, there are several other types of premises cases, including:

  • Amusement park accidents
  • ATV/Off-road accidents
  • Ceiling collapse
  • Construction site accidents
  • Damaged or missing stairway railings
  • Defective road design
  • Defective sidewalks or driveways
  • Defective stairwells/staircase accidents
  • Dog bites or animal attacks
  • Debris left on walkways
  • Electrocutions and fire injuries from faulty wiring
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Failing to follow fire safety and building codes
  • Failing to perform necessary maintenance on the building
  • Fallen tree limbs
  • Falling or flying objects
  • Flooding
  • Inadequate lighting, especially in stairwells
  • Insufficient/negligent security
  • Insufficient/negligent training or supervision
  • Negligence
  • Parking lot defects
  • Playground accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Toxic exposure

Injuries From Premises Accidents

Premises accidents can leave you with severe and debilitating injuries, such as:

  • Bone fractures and breaks
  • Burns
  • Concussions
  • Dental damage
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Head and neck injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Herniated and ruptured discs
  • Lacerations and bruising
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Organ perforation
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring & Disfigurement
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as ligaments and tendons
  • Spinal cord trauma and paralysis
  • Death

Even if your injuries are minor, they can directly impact your quality of life. For example, you can experience reduced mobility, chronic pain, and substantial medical expenses for recovery.

What To Do If You Have Been Injured On Someone's Property

When you experience an injury due to a property owner's negligence, there are a few steps you can take to help your case.

Notify the Property Owner

It is essential to file a written report with the property owner to document the incident.

Take Pictures

Before leaving the accident scene, take as many pictures as possible to preserve all evidence. For example, get photos of:

  • your injuries
  • any damaged clothing or property
  • and the location of the accident.

If you do not take pictures immediately after the incident, the responsible party may repair the dangerous condition that caused the accident. Video footage of your accident may get erased, making it harder to prove your claim.

Seek Medical Attention

Get immediate medical attention, even if you do not think you are seriously injured. Often, minor injuries develop into chronic or long-term injuries. Again, early documentation will help prove that the injuries are related to the incident.

Get Witness Information and Statements

If there are witnesses, ask for their contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email address.

Keep Every Document

After you have received medical treatment, begin gathering medical bills and receipts related to the accident, including any out-of-pocket expenses. Other documents, such as a police or accident report, should also be saved.

Do Not Talk to Insurance Agents from Other Parties

Within days you may receive one or more calls from the other party's insurance company. Please do not speak to them. While they may seem friendly, they are calling to obtain a statement from you so they can deny your claim. Anything you say will be used against you, no matter how innocent. It is always best to refer them to your premises liability lawyer.

Do Not Talk to the Defendant Property Owner

Defendants and their insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. They will do what is best for them, which usually involves paying the least compensation on personal injury claims if any at all. Refer the owner to your premises liability lawyer.

A premises liability lawyer will ensure you never speak to the other parties involved in your case and work to deliver the best result possible.

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