If a safety hazard caused you to fall, the property owner can be held legally responsible. Compensation requires proof of serious injury and a dangerous condition that the management could and should have corrected.
The Law Offices of L.T. Baker, P.A, holds businesses and other property owners accountable for failing to protect patrons or visitors. We handle slip-and-fall injuries and premises liability claims in Concord, Asheville and all of western North Carolina.
Get a free case evaluation. If we represent you, there are no costs or attorney fees until we recover damages. Call 866-433-1991.
Premises Liability: Owners Have A Duty To Your Safety
We have recovered damages in injury claims against the owners of malls and big-box stores, bars and restaurants, office buildings and parking lots, and other commercial properties. You may have a case if you slipped or tripped because of:
- Slippery floors or torn rugs
- Broken steps or handrails
- Uneven sidewalks or parking lot potholes
- Code violations or construction defects
- Obstacles or dim lighting in stairwells
The common thread of successful claims is proving the owner’s knowledge of an unsafe condition. That’s where the experience of your personal injury lawyer comes in.
Slipping on a spilled milkshake at the food court may not be much of a case, as the proprietor probably had no reasonable opportunity to discover it and clean it up.
But consider a similar case with different facts. Our client slipped in front of a soda machine at the mall, flying in the air and incurring injuries that eventually required lumbar fusion surgery. Luke Baker’s investigation revealed that the Coke machine was leaking liquid under the mat and that maintenance crews had called to have it repaired but did not post warning signs. We sued the mall, the janitorial service and the vending machine company.
Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
Commercial property owners and their insurers will try to argue that the hazard was obvious, that you were at fault, that your injuries are not serious or that there is no connection. Luke Baker will investigate thoroughly and skillfully counter these defense arguments to make them pay rightful damages to you.