Seattle Premises Liability Attorney
Filing a Premises Liability Claim in Seattle, WA
If you have been injured on another individual's property, you may be entitled to compensation. At Ward Smith, PLLC, our firm is dedicated to ensuring that the rights of premises liability victims are protected. Negligence in a premises liability case can be proven if obvious dangers are presented on another's property that have the potential to cause injury to guests.
As your Seattle personal injury lawyer, we can help you file a claim to seek the restitution you deserve. Property owners have a duty of care to visitors on their premises. Hotels, restaurants, offices and private homes all have a responsibility to do what is in their power to make sure guests do not face injury. If the owner was aware of the hazard but failed to address it, or should have known about the hazard, they could be held responsible by paying restitution.
Some of the most common types of premises liability claims include:
Was your child injured on someone else's property?
Many circumstances take place each year that can result in injury to children. Individuals can get injured, and even marred to death, by dog attacks. If you or a loved one was the victim of a dog bite or another animal attack, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the animal. Children are common victims of these accidents because of their curiosity and trusting tendencies. Swimming pool accidents are another type of premises liability accident that children frequently suffer from.
Drowning and near-drowning accidents can take place when those who use residential or commercial pools are subjected to hazardous conditions. Gates and pool coverings should be used to protect visitors. Owners of pools and dogs have a responsibility to reasonably ensure the safety of children and other individuals on their property. If proper signage is not posted as warnings of an aggressive dog or the depth of a pool, the property owner or landlord can be held responsible.
Workplace Accidents & Slip and Fall Accidents
Workplace accidents can sometimes fall under the classification of a premises liability case. If your workplace environment has hazards that could have been removed to prevent your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident or fell from scaffolding on a construction site, this may be reason to file a claim. One of the most common premises liability accidents is a slip and fall. Minor or serious injuries can result from tripping, slipping and falling because of a wet surface, an uneven floor or an obtrusive object. Injuries from falling objects can also be compensated for if it is determined that the negligence of a property owner was the direct cause.
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You may be entitled to compensation for the experience you went through, your existing and future medical bills, and your lost wages. As your Seattle premises liability attorney, we can help you handle these situations to secure the maximum amount of compensation available to you. We can help you by gathering evidence, including photographs of the scene of the accident, and information from any witnesses. Our legal team works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay a cent unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf.
You may have grounds for a premises liability claim, so contact Ward Smith, PLLC to speak with our firm today and find out what legal options you have!