Did You Get Hurt While Visiting Someone Else’s Property?
Property owners are legally obligated to keep invitees and licensees free from harm while they are visiting. However, sometimes people fail in this regard. Perhaps they don’t fix broken things, or maybe they just don’t tell others about potential hazards. When negligence occurs on the part of property owners, bad things can happen and a premises liability attorney can be called. Accidents can transpire, leaving guests seriously injured with broken bones, slipped spinal discs, traumatic brain injuries, and more.
Some incidents can even claim peoples’ lives. That is almost too much to imagine, but it does happen. If a person gets hurt on someone else’s property, they might be entitled to fair compensation. Family members who lose loved ones in tragic events may qualify for restitution as well. Trying to recover payments in these matters can be quite a tall order, but it doesn’t have to be.
Why Call A Premises Liability Attorney
Maryland, Virginia, and DC residents don’t have to face these situations alone. Instead, they can hire a premises liability attorney to fight on their behalf. These professionals go to bat for victims and victims’ families to get them the money they deserve. Wingfield, Ginsburg, and Lipp, P.C., has proudly been representing injured parties for over 40 years. We will be more than happy to do the same for you.
The initial case evaluation is free, which is great because you probably have enough on your plate. Also, clients only pay when they win. It doesn’t get much better than that. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and talk to a premises liability attorney today. We will now look at some of the ways people can get hurt on other peoples’ properties. Therefore, curious individuals should stick around and read on to learn more.
A Loose Handrail
Let’s say that a person invites a friend over to their lovely two-story home for dinner. Halfway through the meal, the individual asks to be excused to go to the restroom, which is upstairs. The buddy knows about the loose handrail they have meant to fix but doesn’t say a word. After about five or six steps up, the rail rips free from the wall. The friend tumbles down the stairs and hits the floor hard. They have broken ribs, a fractured wrist, and a concussion.
Doing nothing would leave them with substantial medical expenses when they did nothing wrong. However, by hiring a premises liability attorney, the victim can hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. A recovered settlement can make all of the difference in the world in such a scenario
A Falling Chandelier
In this example, a group of co-workers has gone to their favorite restaurant for lunch. They are seated at one of the best tables in the building with a chandelier above it. A few days before this, the owner found a nut on the ground nearby. They were supposed to call a repair-person out but got side-tracked and never did. Fast-forward to the co-workers eating lunch, and the chandelier falls, striking one of them in the head.
The individual has deep lacerations on their face, which will require stitches and probably scar. They also sustain a traumatic brain injury. This is another case where it would make sense for the person to lawyer up, as compensation will likely be in their future.