Residential and commercial property owners owe a duty to keep their property safe. If you are lawfully on such property and receive injuries due to some dangerous condition, you can hold that property owner liable through a premises liability case.
Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC, has for almost 25 years been representing individuals injured in premises liability and other personal injury matters. Our attorneys understand North Carolina premises liability law, and know how to find applicable insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries and how to hold negligent property owners liable.
What Are Typical Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability cases involve a wide range of injuries due to:
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Slip-and-fall accidents at stores, restaurants, apartments and other residences
- Swimming pool injuries and drownings
- Assaults on property due to negligent security
- Accidents caused by unsafe conditions on property
When such injuries occur, it is important to speak to an attorney at your earliest convenience who can explore your every legal option for recovery.
The most common form of premises liability cases involve slip-and-fall mishaps. While common, these accidents often result in severe neck, back or head injuries — including concussions. For elderly individuals, these injuries can often be extremely traumatic and result in a complete loss of mobility.
Slip-and-fall injuries are sometimes challenging to bring to court. It is sometimes difficult to find parties liable because evidence disappears. The burden is upon the injured person to demonstrate the property owner was negligent, and that property owner should have known of dangers on the property before any injuries occurred.
At Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC, we take prompt action when documenting evidence. We will continue working closely with you in addressing your needs. We also know how to negotiate with insurance companies and hold them accountable for the policies they provide. Our lawyers will pursue damages on your behalf for past and future medical care, loss of wages, and future earning capacity, disability, and pain and suffering.
Contact An Experienced Premises Liability Attorney
If you have questions or received injuries on another's property in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, contact Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC, for a free legal consultation by calling 704-269-4223.