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Premises Liability

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You slipped and fell on the icy walkway outside the grocery store, resulting in a broken bone. That broken bone caused you to miss work and incur medical bills. You’re out of luck, right?

Wrong. The property owner may be liable if their negligence created a dangerous environment that resulted in your injury. In this particular scenario, the owner of the grocery store has an obligation to make their property safe for customers. By not salting or making sure that the walkway was free of ice, they could be liable for your injuries.

Examples of Premises Liability Claims

You may wonder whether your accident qualifies you for a liability claim. Here are some instances that could result in you suing for damages.

  • Slips and falls inside of buildings,  caused by wet floors or ceiling leaks
  • Parking lot accidents, such as falls due to slippery conditions
  • Swimming pool accidents, such as drowning, chemical burns, and slips
  • Stair accidents, such as slipping on slippery stairs or falling due to damaged stairs
  • Being assaulted in common areas where you can show that the owner’s neglect contributed to the assault
  • Bad lighting on property that results in injury

Of course, every case is unique. That’s why speaking with an experienced premises liability attorney can be vital. Taking advantage of the free initial consultation lets you know if you’re eligible for a claim based on the facts of the case and available evidence.    

Premises Liability Claim Eligibility

A few factors need to be in place to file a premise liability claim.

  1. You had a legal right to be on the property. In other words, you weren’t trespassing.
  2. The owner knew or should have known about the danger and didn’t correct it.
  3. You suffered an injury because of the dangerous condition on the property.

Reach out to a premises liability attorney. You want to do so as quickly as possible to help build the best case possible before the owners can try to cover up the issue.

Potential Damages Possible In Premises Liability Claims

Those that have been the victim of a negligent property owner can be eligible for more damages than they realize. You can file a claim for your medical bills lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. For instance, if you can no longer do the same work you were doing before your accident and can no longer earn the same amount of money, you may be entitled to recover your future lost income. Again, your attorney can offer guidance about the damages you can recover in your premises liability lawsuit.

Have you been injured due to a negligent property owner? You may be eligible to recover monetary damages to help with your medical bills, lost wages, and everything else this injury has taken from you. The law offices of Hardy, Wolf & Downing are here for you with our free case evaluation.

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Workers Compensation Claims

Worker’s compensation claims can be difficult in Maine. If you are hurt while working, you are likely covered by the Maine Worker’s Compensation law. If you have a worker’s compensation claim, or think you might, Hardy, Wolf & Downing may be able to help you. We typically handle worker’s compensation claims that involve third parties (someone other than your employer shares some or all of the fault). We have had great success helping people in these situations recover much more than they would with only a worker’s compensation claim.

If you were hurt while at work, give Hardy Wolf & Downing a call.

You can talk to a lawyer about whether or not you have a third party claim. Our lawyers can either help you or point you in the right direction.

Either way, it’s a free consultation.

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