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