Premises Liability Lawyers Providing Aggressive Legal Assistance to Accident Victims in Seattle, Washington
Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident on someone else’s property? If the accident transpired due to unsafe conditions and a lack of care shown for rectifying those hazards, you might have a valid premises liability claim.
Premises liability cases can be tricky, as one must prove that the negligent actions of the property owners or their staff were directly responsible for any accidents. Depending on the property owner’s status, they may have a dedicated legal team of their own and a robust insurance policy that defends them from premises liability claims. An injured person should never be tasked with fighting brutal legal battles while recovering from their physical pain. It is okay to ask for help.
At Khan Injury Law, our premises liability lawyers have years of experience helping accident victims successfully file their personal injury claims. Whether your injuries occurred on public property or some other premises, those responsible for your pain must be held accountable. As your premises liability lawyers, we will gather all evidence relevant to your case, including medical records and police reports, to recover the compensation you deserve.
Khan Injury Law represents premises liability claims across Washington State, with offices in Kent, Seattle, Tacoma, and Tukwila. To schedule a free consultation with experienced premises liability lawyers, please call our central location in Seattle today.
What Legal Responsibility Does a Property Owner Have for Premises Liability Injuries?
The state of Washington requires that all property owners provide safe premises for all legal visitors. Under premises liability law, a visitor’s legal status and right to enter the property are determined by whether they were invited, welcomed, or have permission to enter that property. For example, if an individual were invited to another person’s private property, they would be a legal, social guest. Whereas if that individual entered the other person’s home without the homeowner’s consent, then they would be trespassing. Similarly, visitors of public property, such as a place of work, retail, or government, are typically considered to have a valid legal status to be on those premises. However, if those same visitors broke into the property after hours, they would be regarded as trespassers.
Washington State has different premises liability standards for lawful visitors and trespassers. If an injured visitor was legally on the property at the time that their injury occurred, then it may be proven that the property owner is liable. However, property owners do not necessarily need to provide a safe environment to trespassers. Property owners are only responsible for a trespasser’s injuries if it can be shown that they were purposefully attempting to bring harm upon the trespasser.
Lawful visitors have the legal right to pursue justice if a dangerous condition is left unchecked by a property owner and an accident occurs. Even if their injuries were not life-threatening, it is worth taking legal action to ensure that the property owners practice more reasonable care for all future guests.
What Types of Premises Liability Cases Does Our Law Firm Represent?
Premises liability cases cover a wide array of locations, accidents, and injuries. There is no single common cause for a premises liability case — although slip and fall accidents do seem to be the types of incidents that people think of first. At our law firm, you will be represented by a compassionate premises liability lawyer who will do everything possible to help you recover punitive damages for your pain and suffering.
Examples of premises liability cases we represent include:
- Assaults are allowed to happen because of the negligent security on the premises.
- Defective conditions are relevant to the safety of guests.
- Dog and animal attacks result in an injured visitor.
- Elevator and escalator accidents in properties open to the public.
- Fire hazards.
- Inadequate lighting, which results in a trip and fall accident.
- Inadequate security measures, which put guests at risk.
- Poorly maintained stairways.
- Railing, porch, bridge, and balcony collapse.
- Swimming pool accidents.
- Uneven walkways are lacking in proper warnings or markings.
- Wet floors, icy sidewalks, and other hazards that lead to slip-and-fall accidents.
Where Do Premises Liability Accidents Most Commonly Take Place?
Premises liability injuries can happen virtually anywhere if the conditions are right (or wrong, if you prefer). It is up to the property owner to address the unsafe conditions of their premises in a reasonable amount of time and display appropriate warning signs until the hazard is removed. Suppose it is determined that they failed to exercise ordinary care to prevent serious injury from befalling their visitors and invitees. In that case, they can be held liable for any injuries suffered in the premises liability accident.
Common locations where premises liability accidents may transpire:
- Parking lots.
- Retail stores.
- Office buildings.
- Sidewalks and driveways.
- Swimming pools.
- Venues where negligent security results in assaults. Examples include concerts, amusement parks, sporting events, and nightclubs.
- And, of course, an individual’s place of residence.
Is it Possible to Recover Financial Compensation from Property Owners Whose Negligence Resulted in Serious Injuries?
If it can be shown that the property owner knew about the hazardous condition — or even if they should have known — then it may be possible to hold them liable with a premises liability lawsuit. By hiring an experienced premises liability lawyer from our firm, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected as we pursue a fair settlement for your case.
A strong premises liability claim can secure economic and non-economic damages for the injured party.
Economic damages may include paying off medical bills related to the recovery of the injured visitor. Some individuals may suffer significant injuries which require ongoing, long-term care and costly medical expenses. Your settlement can address these expenses and pay for your physical pain and suffering caused by broken bones or other injuries. Additionally, you can receive economic damages that may assist you with any lost wages you missed while out with an injury or any future lost income earning capacity.
Certain non-economic damages you may recover include settlements for your emotional distress, reduced quality of life, and loss of consortium.
Schedule a Free Case Consultation with Our Premises Liability Attorneys Today
After seeking medical attention for your injuries, consider taking legal action to hold any at-fault property owner responsible for your accident. At Khan Injury Law, you can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a premises liability lawyer experienced in handling cases like yours.
There is no case of being too big or too small. Whether you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident on a wet floor or a collapsing structure, we would be proud to represent your premises liability case.
You may contact our Seattle office at 206-203-3978 for a free consultation to discuss the particulars of your case. Let us work with you and explain how we might represent your claim to get the satisfaction and peace of mind you deserve.