Injured On Someone Else’s Property
It happens all the time: Someone visits a grocery store or other public place, or even a friend’s house, and some spill or poorly maintained staircase causes a serious accident. While this occurrence is pretty common, it is nonetheless tragic, because in almost every case, it is preventable. Most premises liability cases involve some kind of negligence that led to the accident. If the person responsible for the property had simply maintained things properly, the accident would have been avoided.
I understand the challenges you are facing after an accident. With more than 15 years of legal experience, I have handled many premises liability and other types of injury claims. From my office in Spearfish, I represent clients throughout South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming. I can help you obtain maximum compensation for the injuries and losses you have sustained.
What Is Premises Liability?
The concept of premises liability is simple: Property owners are responsible for the safety of their properties. So, in a grocery store slip and fall, for example, the property owner or manager is responsible for the timely cleaning of spills and other dangerous conditions in the store. If the manager fails to clean up a spill quickly, and an accident results, the store is responsible to cover the cost of medical care and other damages for the injured party.
I represent clients in claims involving:
- Slip and fall
- Parking lot accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Fatal premises accidents
- Negligent security
Although the laws and procedures vary slightly with each of these types of premises liability claims, the basic principle remains the same, that property owners are liable for accidents caused by their negligence.
Getting You The Compensation You Deserve
However, obtaining that compensation usually involves some kind of legal negotiations or battles. That is where I come in. I work with the insurance companies and opposing counsel to make sure my clients get the best compensation award possible. Whether through savvy settlement negotiations or trial litigation, I will make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Me For A Free Consultation
If you think you might have a premises liability claim, the best thing to do is talk with a lawyer right away. I offer free consultations, and I take most injury claims on contingency, so you won’t pay attorney fees until I win your case.