Premises Liability Attorney Services: Washington DC
If you have been injured because of some type of unsafe or defective condition on anyone’s property but your own, the top-rated Washington DC premises liability attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, P.C., are available for free case consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are compassionate, knowledgeable and fierce when it comes to fighting for their clients rights.
If you need a lawyer or just think you may need one, the Washington DC injury lawyers of Cohen & Cohen, P.C., want to help injured people and have a good reputation for being able to do this.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that governs many cases that stem from a person getting injured while on someone else’s property. It refers to the duty of a landowner to prevent persons who are legally upon his land from getting harmed. This applies to a customer who visits a store, or a guest in a private home, or anyone else who is on another’s property with the owners implied or express permission. In very simple terms, it means that the person whose property an injury occurs on, may be financially responsible for the injuries, as well as ongoing issues from the injuries.
If you have been injured while on someone else’s property in the DC area, talking to the knowledgeable Washington DC premises liability attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, P.C., may help you to determine whether you have a premises liability claim that may entitle you to compensation.
Who is Liable?
Liability doesn’t just cover the owner of land or property. It can extend to renters and other parties with a legal right to occupy the. It does not matter whether the responsible party is an owner or a renter, s/he isn’t liable every time a person is injured on the property. Instead, for a property owner to be liable for an injury there must be some evidence of a defect or a dangerous condition on the property that caused the injury to occur.
If you think that any of the above may apply to your situation, getting the support of trusted Washington DC premises liability attorneys may help you to start on your way to recovery, and to protecting you and your family’s financial future.
What Conditions are Liable?
Any kind of condition that is unsafe or poses an unacceptable risk of harm to a person who is lawfully on the property can be considered a liability. Whether it’s a 15 foot deep construction pit, an uneven sidewalk, or spilt milk in a grocery store or an office lobby- the property owner has the duty to take reasonable steps to prevent the condition from causing harm to a person.
If you or someone you care about has been injured because of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to experienced Washington DC premises liability attorneys to help you make an informed decision about what your next steps should be.
Common Premises Liability Issues
Premises liability cases often result in serious injuries. These injuries include but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Dog and other animal bites
Common situations that give rise to premises liability lawsuits include but are not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Dangerous property and/or materials
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Swimming pool injuries
- Inadequate maintenance
- Retail store liability
- Restaurant liability
If you or someone close to you has been injured in the Washington DC area because of what you think may be a premise liability situation, contact one of the top teams of Washington DC premises liability attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, P.C.