When walking through a home improvement store, no-one expects an item stored up high to fall on their head and cause a brain injury. While pushing a cart through the grocery store, you shouldn't have to look for water on the floor that could cause you to slip, fall and break a bone. And if you step in a hole on someone else's property and break your leg, you shouldn't have to worry about paying the resulting medical bills. Unfortunately, these things happen.
Claims Arising Out of Dangerous Conditions on Property
One of the most common types of injuries we help clients with are injuries related to dangerous conditions on property, both private and public. Some examples include:
- Slip and fall injuries caused by slippery floors or steps
- Trip and fall injuries caused by objects blocking walkways
- Injuries caused by overhead objects falling from shelves
- Injuries caused by defective or dangerous conditions on a property, such as:
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Complex Property Claims Require Experienced Lawyers
There are many complex legal issues that can arise in property liability claims, sometimes called premises liability cases. It takes a lawyer experienced with handling these multifaceted cases to ensure that you are fully compensated for all of your injuries.
While each case is different and each requires individual legal evaluation, it's a general rule that a landowner has to use “reasonable care” to keep their property safe. This can mean that if there is a dangerous condition then that dangerous condition should have been removed, or at least a prominent warning placed in a conspicuous place.
The lawyers at Gautreaux Law have handled many different types of premises liability cases, and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients. If you have been injured on someone else's property and think that you might have a claim then call us at 478-238-9758 or toll free at 888-876-6935 to speak to one of our property liability lawyers. As always, we do not charge for consultations, and you only pay us if we successfully obtain a recovery for you.