Slip & Fall / Unsafe Property
Ada County Lawyers For Slip And Fall And Other Unsafe Property (Premises Liability) Claims
With ownership of private or commercial property comes the responsibility to maintain a safe environment for others. Business owners, for example, are legally obligated to take reasonable steps to keep their building, storefront walkway or piece of land hazard free for others.
When that obligation is not met, innocent pedestrians can be seriously injured — and their right to receive financial compensation must be protected.
Get Idaho’s Top Premises Liability Lawyers
If you become injured due to a property owner’s failure to maintain safe conditions, including inadequate security of broken stairways he or she may be held responsible for your losses. With well over 100 years of combined experience, tens of millions of dollars of trial outcome and settlement damages for our clients and more than 6,000 cases handled, we are Idaho’s injury lawyers.
You can meet with a premises liability lawyer at our Boise, ID, office to discuss your claim in greater detail. While we handle your case, you can focus your efforts on healing and recovery. Call Hepworth Holzer at (208) 343-7510 today or contact our office online to learn how we can help.
Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that deals with injuries that occur on another party’s property. It is the legal term for injuries caused by unsafe property. Under many circumstances, the property owner is liable for any injuries that occur on his or her property. This is especially true if it can be proven that the owner was aware of a hazardous or unsafe condition and failed to correct it or provide guests with adequate warning.
Where Premises Liability Injuries Occur
Premises liability injuries can happen on almost any residential or commercial property. They are more common in places like grocery stores or shopping malls where product spills and leaks happen on a regular basis. Other locations may include:
- Hotels or motels
- Construction sites
- Amusement parks
- Swimming pools
Types of Premises Liability Injuries
A premises liability injury can range from minor bruises, cuts, or sprains to more severe traumas like brain injuries or spinal cord damage. These injuries can stem from exposure to toxic chemicals, poorly maintained equipment, dog bites or other animal attacks, and more. Most frequently, premises liability injuries stem from slip-and-fall accidents. Broken steps, damaged outdoor sidewalks, unsecured carpeting, damaged floorboards, and slippery tiles can all cause a slip-and-fall that results in a serious injury. They also frequently occur on escalators or elevators.
How do I Obtain Compensation for Injuries?
To help you secure maximum compensation for your injuries, our team of attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation. In any successful premises liability claim, we must prove that you had a legal right to access the property. We must also prove that the owner acted negligently by failing to maintain the property or provide warning of hazardous conditions. Finally, we must prove that the hazardous conditions resulting from the owner’s negligence caused your injury.
Although they can seem straightforward, premises liability claims are often quite complicated. You will need an attorney on your side to help you prove the property owner’s liability. With many successful lawsuits to our credit, we can help you secure compensation for any immediate medical treatment and ongoing care for your injuries. We will also pursue damages to compensate you for any loss of income, as well any pain and suffering your injury has caused you and your family.
We carefully examine the details of your case and use our proven legal skills to maximize your damages and achieve the results you deserve — in a court of law when necessary.
Our Attorneys Serve The Needs of Ordinary Idahoans
Poor maintenance of malfunctioning or defective stair railings, uneven sidewalks, elevators and escalators can cause permanent and disabling injuries. Careless stacking of merchandise in a store can cause heavy items to fall from a shelf and cause injury. Inadequate parking lot security personnel or poor lighting can lead to an assault or murder. Slick, icy, snowy or slippery surfaces can cause serious head and/or back injuries.
The last thing you need, as you recover from your injury, is to worry over the costs of our quality representation. This is why we offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis. You owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.
Talk with One of Our Personal Injury Attorneys For A Case Review
At Hepworth Holzer, our attorneys have been practicing for many years and can protect your interests in personal injury cases. To meet with one of our attorneys, call our office at (208) 343-7510 or contact us online today.
A free case review and assessment at your home or hospital room is available upon request. Se habla español.