Washington DC Premises Liability Attorney
Most people do whatever they can to minimize risk. They avoid injury whenever possible. No one likes being hurt or incapacitated. When you enter someone else’s property, however, your safety is usually in their hands.
There is only so much you can do to identify and sidestep hazards and safety risks, especially when you’re not the person responsible for maintaining the land or the building.
Property and business owners and managers have a legal obligation to look after their property. The general rule is that property owners and managers must take care to ensure their property is reasonably safe.
If they know of safety hazards on their property, they must warn people about them. When property owners and managers fail to do these things, they are responsible for any injuries that result.
Maryland & Washington DC Premises Liability Lawyers
Premises liability cases involve a broad range of accidents. Any time you’re injured in a store, business, or at another person’s home, you potentially have a claim under a theory of premises liability. These cases include:
- Slip and fall cases
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and dangerous substances, such as asbestos and carbon monoxide
- Falls down stairs
- Swimming pool injuries
- Unsafe structures
- Dog bites
At the Rich Firm, PC, our lawyers have helped people injured in a wide variety of premises liability cases obtain the compensation they need to recover and move on after a serious personal injury. Each year, premises liability injuries send millions of people to the hospital. The National Safety Council estimates that nearly 9 million Americans visit the emergency room annually.
Many of these visits are due to injuries sustained outside the home, on other people’s property or in stores and shops. Premises liability accidents can also occur in apartment buildings, parking lots, and exercise facilities.
Although many of these injuries are relatively straightforward and heal without incident, others are life-altering events that leave an injury victim with permanent disabilities.
Call Today to Speak to a Washington DC Premises Liability Attorney about Your Case
If you were injured due to an unsafe condition on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait to speak to an attorney about your case, as waiting too long can bar you from filing a claim for damages.
Our Maryland and Washington DC premises liability lawyers will review your case and help your explore your options.