Under North Carolina law, those who earn property have an obligation to keep that property safe for lawful visitors. A property owner is responsible for the maintenance of the land and any buildings they own on the land.
Premises liability law is designed to hold accountable those property owners who fail to uphold this bargain. As a lawful visitor, you have the right to be safe while on the grounds. If you suffer a personal injury as the result of the property owner's negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation.
If you need an experienced premises liability lawyer in North Carolina, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 645-3959 for a free consultation.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability law extends to all property owners in North Carolina, whether the owner in question is a lone homeowner or a massive corporation running dozens of stores in the state. We've pursued cases involving:
- Big box retail stores
- Apartment complexes
- Private property owners
So long as you're on someone's property legally, you are protected by premises liability law. Every case is unique, of course, and the only way to know for sure if you have a case is to speak with our lawyers as soon as possible.
Causes of Dangerous Premises Injuries
A property owner's responsibility extends further than you might imagine. Here are some common examples of cases that fall under premises liability:
- Slip and fall cases, such as those involving wet floors, un-raked sidewalks or snowy walkways
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate security, which can contribute to avoidable violent crime on a person's property
- Poorly stacked or maintained merchandise at a store or other commercial facility
A property owner must account for all of these things. If they fail to do so, they can find themselves liable for a victim's injuries, and rightly so.
At Hayes Law, we understand the intricacies of premises liability cases. We know how to successfully pursue claims against negligent property owners while providing you with the skilled, experienced representation you deserve.
If you've suffered an injury as a result of a property owner's negligence in or around High Point, Greensboro or Winston-Salem, North Carolina, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 645-3959 for a free consultation.