Huntington Attorneys Handling Premises Liability Matters
Property owners in West Virginia are required by law to ensure that their premises are safe for those who enter them lawfully. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to visitors and passersby.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, our lawyers can help. Proving fault in a premises liability case can be difficult, but the attorneys of McQueen Davis PLLC in Huntington have decades of combined experience to make sure your injury case is handled effectively.
Proving Liability In Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Slipping in spilled food at a grocery store or a big box store, falling because of a puddle in a restaurant, or slipping because there were no signs to show that the lobby of an office building was just mopped are all examples of slip-and-fall accidents. Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability accidents, but to show that the property owner was at fault, you must prove several things:
- That the hazard, such as spilled food or newly mopped floors, caused your injuries
- That the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard
- That a reasonable property owner would have fixed the problem
- That the property owner had enough time to fix the problem
- That a reasonable person could not have avoided the hazard
Other types of premises liability accidents involve:
- Crumbling staircases
- Loose handrails
- Cracked pavement
- Uneven sidewalks
- Falling merchandise
Proving a premises liability claim is not easy, but our experienced trial attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and help you determine the best way to move forward. We can help you seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages from negligent landlords, homeowners, restaurants and others.