Washington DC Premises Liability Lawyer

Establishing Negligence in a Premises Liability Case

All property owners have a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for their visitors—whether they own a shopping mall, apartment complex, restaurant, or private residence. However, this responsibility has limitations. In order to prove that a property owner was negligent, an accident victim must be able to establish the following:

  • The property owner owed the victim a duty of care
  • The property owner failed to uphold their duty of care
  • The victim was injured by a hazard on the owner’s property
  • The victim’s injury was caused by the owner’s negligence

Essentially, you will need to prove that the accident was preventable. In order to do so, you must be able to show that either the property owner or an employee of that establishment knew about, or should have known about, the dangerous conditions that led to your accident—as well as that they subsequently failed to remedy the hazard in a timely manner.

Accidents Caused by a Property Owner's Negligence

When a person enters another person’s property, the last thing they should have to worry about is being injured. Yet, accidents can happen when people do not take the proper steps to maintain their property. If a property owner knows about a hazardous condition and does nothing to correct the problem, they can be held liable in the event of an accident.

If you have been injured on another person’s property due to negligent maintenance, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your medical care, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and more. Contact the DC injury attorneys at Simeone & Miller, LLP to learn more about your rights. We have already recovered millions of dollars in compensation!


Were you hurt on someone else’s property in Washington, DC? Request a free consultation with Simeone & Miller, LLP by calling us at (202) 888-0872.


Common Types of Premises Liability Claims

Property owners owe a duty of care to the people who visit their property. This means that if they know about a certain condition, such as an oily spill on the floor, they have a duty to remedy the situation as soon as possible so that no one gets hurt. Failing to do so can constitute negligence and make them responsible for damages in a personal injury case.

A number of hazards can cause accidents. Common examples include:

  • Loose carpets or rugs
  • Broken tile or pavement
  • Loose or missing handrails
  • Liquid or debris on the floor that can cause slip and fall accidents
  • Faulty electrical systems
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Unfenced swimming pools
  • Improperly maintained elevators
  • Inadequate building security
  • Dog bites

Note that just because you were injured on someone else’s property does not necessarily mean that the owner was negligent. When you choose to work with a Washington DC personal injury attorney at Simeone & Miller, LLP, we can investigate the circumstances of your case and determine whether or not you are eligible for financial compensation.

Let Our Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Your Rights

Simeone & Miller, LLP has years of experience fighting to maximize compensation for our clients. With more than 1,000 happy clients, our Washington DC premises liability attorneys know what it takes to secure results. We are familiar with the complexities of state law when it comes to premises liability and can see you through every step of your case.

We encourage you to talk to a member of our team about your accident. Simeone & Miller, LLP can be reached by phone at (202) 888-0872, or via our online form.