Fargo Premises Liability Lawyer
Injured on Another Person's Property? We Can Help!
Injuries that occur while the victim is present on an unsafe property can result in premises liability claims. These types of cases involve demonstrating that some defect or unsafe condition caused the injuries. The law requires a property owner to make their property safe for guests and people visiting their property. A property owner is also required to warn entrants of unsafe conditions which may exist on the property.
Common Causes of Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability accidents can occur in a variety of settings and can result in serious injuries. Here are some common causes of premises liability accidents:
- Slip and fall accidents due to wet or slippery surfaces
- Tripping hazards such as uneven sidewalks or flooring
- Inadequate lighting, leading to accidents and injuries
- Negligent security resulting in assaults or robberies
- Faulty or poorly maintained equipment or structures
- Improperly marked or maintained staircases
At Ruth Law Firm, our experienced Fargo premises liability attorney understands the complexities of these cases and can help you navigate the legal process to seek the compensation you deserve. We will investigate the cause of your accident, gather evidence, and fight for your rights against the responsible party.
Slip and Fall Accidents
One of the most common premises liability claims results from slip and fall injuries due to unsafe conditions. For example, a person may be injured as a result of any of the following (and much more):
- slipping on an uneven sidewalk or stairs
- slipping or falling due to icy or snowy conditions
- tripping over debris or uneven pavement in a parking lot
These common causes of slip and fall accidents can lead to both minor and serious injuries, including broken bones, torn muscles, and even spinal or brain injuries.
If you have suffered injuries due to a property owner's negligence, contact our premises liability attorney in Fargo today!
Can I Receive Compensation for an Uneven Sidewalk Injury?
Many cities have codes and ordinances which require a person to clear their sidewalk or walkway of snow and ice within a certain period after snow has fallen. When a pedestrian is injured due to the unsafe condition of a sidewalk or walkway, a property owner may be liable if he fails to comply with the city codes. In these instances, the property owner may be liable for injuries.
There are other instances where a property owner is aware of the existence of certain hazard, such as:
- deep holes
- exposed electrical wires
- improperly maintained stars/hand rails
If a property owner fails to have the property inspected or fails to remain in compliance with applicable building codes, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries. Furthermore, if a person is injured on rental premises, the injured person may have a claim against the property renter.
What is Premises Liability Coverage?
Premises liability coverage is the insurance coverage that property or business owners generally carry as a means of protecting their customers or visitors in the case of an accident on their property. It is important to note here that the same insurance policy which provides premises liability coverage will also provide coverage for the careless actions or omissions of the homeowner, business owner or renter for actions which occurred off the insured premises. For example, a golfer carelessly hits a member of his foursome with his club or golf ball. Another example would be carelessly swinging a baseball bat and hitting someone. As a general statement, premises liability insurance will cover injuries sustained by someone due to the careless actions of another person.
Our Fargo Premises Liability Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
If you were injured on unsafe property, you could win compensation in a premises liability claim to cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost anticipated earnings
Please remember that every claim is governed by the statute of limitations. If you believe you have a premises liability claim contact our office immediately. Call (888) 288-4756 to discuss your options with our premises liability lawyer in Fargo during a free case evaluation.
Slip and Fall Statistics
According to information reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every five falls cause serious injuries including broken bones or head injuries. They also reported the following statistics for slip and fall injuries:
- Over 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year for fall injuries
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries
- In 2015 the total medical costs for falls were over $50 billion
- Every year there are over 3 million elderly people treated for fall injuries
Why You Need a Fargo Premises Liability Lawyer
If you've been injured on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, navigating the legal system can be complex and overwhelming, especially when dealing with insurance companies and property owners who may try to downplay your injuries or deny liability altogether.
That's where a Fargo premises liability lawyer from Ruth Law Firm comes in. Our experienced attorneys know how to investigate your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We can also represent you in court if necessary.
By hiring a premises liability lawyer, you can:
- Protect your legal rights
- Maximize your compensation
- Reduce your stress and anxiety
- Focus on your recovery