Premise Liability Accident Attorney

Premises liability accidents include slip and fall injuries as well as any other type of accident injury that occurs because of the negligence of a landowner.

Typical Premises Liability Accident

Typical examples of premises liability accident claims include the following:

  • A house guest who sustains injuries while trying to sit on a broken chair.
  • A store customer who sustains injuries while reaching for a product located on a high shelf.
  • A person who falls in a poorly lit hallway or poorly maintained stairway.

If There Is No Negligence

Not all injuries are a result of negligence, and the mere fact that a person sustains an injury on property which belongs to someone else does not create a cause of action against a property owner. An injury may be the result of the injured person’s own negligence.

If There Is Negligence

In order to bring a successful negligence claim for a premises liability accident you must be able to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the following three conditions exist:

  • First, you must establish that you are lawfully on the owner’s property, because a trespasser generally does not have a legal right to bring a negligence claim.
  • Next, you must establish that there is a dangerous condition that the landowner either knew or should have known about.
  • Third, you must prove that the dangerous condition on the property caused your injury.

At Dixon & Cannon, Ltd. we understand premises liability cases. We know that all too often injured people are victimized twice in these types of cases–first when they are hurt on the property, and second when the property owner attempts to shirk responsibility by blaming the injured person’s own carelessness.

Because we were senior trial attorneys for insurance companies, we know what claim representatives look at when evaluating whether their insured person is responsible for the injury. We also know the type of expert testimony that can help prove the existence of a dangerous condition on a property. We look forward to using this knowledge, along with our negotiation and trial skills, to represent you in your premises liability case.

Call us for a FREE 30-minute initial consultation at 206-957-2247. We can help!




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