When you visit or live on a property, you expect to find safe and stable conditions. Unfortunately, landlords and property owners don’t always conduct the needed maintenance, which can lead to the development of serious hazards and defects. If you or one of your family members was injured on a dangerous property in Charlotte, North Carolina, such as a restaurant, grocery store, or shopping mall, you may be able to get compensated by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Armed with over 30 years of legal experience, the Charlotte premises liability lawyers of Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. can fight on your behalf.
At Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A., we are committed to holding negligent property owners accountable for accidents and injuries. We have helped numerous clients obtain compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses they suffered due to harmful property defects. Whether a strategy calls for negotiating a settlement outside of court or taking your case to trial for litigation, our aggressive attorneys are prepared to do whatever it takes to maximize your recovery. We will advocate fiercely on your behalf, protect your rights as an injury victim, and guide you throughout each stage of the process with clarity and courtesy. For a free legal consultation about filing a premises liability claim in Charlotte, contact Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. online, or call our law offices at (704) 377-3737.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a category of personal injury law that is specifically focused on injuries caused by property hazards and defects. The term “premises” refers to a piece of property, while the term “liability” refers to a company or individual’s legal responsibility for an accident. If a person gets injured on another individual’s property, the property owner could potentially be liable for the victim’s injuries and resulting expenses, depending on why the accident occurred.
Like other types of personal injury cases, premises liability cases put the “burden of proof” on the victim. That means the victim is responsible for proving certain facts if he or she wishes to be compensated. Critically, it is necessary to prove that the injury occurred because of the property owner’s actions – or, in some cases, the property owner’s failure to take action, which is called an “omission.”
Most premises liability cases revolve around proving that a property owner did not conduct the maintenance necessary to keep a building or piece of land in reasonably safe condition. Inadequate property maintenance can lead to a host of serious hazards, from poor lighting to electrical hazards to broken floorboards, all of which create opportunities for injury to occur. Defective property injuries can occur for numerous reasons, such being hit by an object, coming into contact with electrical current, or, most commonly, having an accidental fall or a slip and fall accident.
Premises Liability Claims and Lawsuits Our Injury Firm Handles
Premises liability lawsuits can involve a very wide range of property types in Charlotte, including outdoor properties, indoor properties, commercial properties, and residential properties. While most premises liability cases involve private property, it is also possible to bring a premises liability claim against a government entity for an injury on public property. However, special rules apply when suing a government entity, including shortened legal deadlines.
Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. handles all types of premises liability cases on behalf of injury victims throughout the Charlotte region. Examples of settings where accidents can occur include:
- Amusement parks, carnivals, and water parks
- Bars and restaurants
- City sidewalks
- Common areas of apartment buildings, such as lobbies
- Concert halls and music venues
- Elevators and escalators
- Fast food chains
- Government buildings like banks and post offices
- Grocery stores
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Hotels and motels
- Malls, retail outlets, and department stores
- Movie theatres and playhouses
- Parking lots and parking garages
- Public parks and plazas
- Vacation rental properties
As injury lawyers with decades of experience, our attorneys have worked on cases involving almost every type of injury imaginable, from cuts and bruises to permanently disabling brain injuries. Types of accidental injuries that may entitle you to receive compensation include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Back injuries, including bulging discs, herniated discs, and spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Bone fractures
- Burn injuries and electrical burns
- Bruising and contusions
- Cuts and lacerations
- Elbow injuries
- Facial injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Head injuries, including concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (SCI)
- Hip injuries (pelvic injuries)
- Internal bleeding
- Knee injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Organ failure
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Soft tissue injuries (sprain and strain injuries)
- Wrongful death (fatal injuries)
Charlotte, NC Premises Liability Attorneys Representing Injury Victims
If you or one of your family members got hurt on another person’s property in Charlotte, or if a loved one was wrongfully killed due to a property defect, you have a right to pursue justice and seek compensation. The property injury attorneys of Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. are here to aid you in your fight by educating you on your legal rights, investigating the circumstances of your accident, gathering and presenting the evidence that supports your claim, and handling all legal procedures, documents, and deadlines on your behalf. Call our law offices at (704) 377-3737 for a free consultation, or contact Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. online today.