Holding Property Owners Accountable For Hazardous Conditions That Cause Injury
Premises liability law in North Carolina is based on the principle that landlords or tenants who control property have a duty to make that property reasonably safe for visitors. Therefore, a landlord is liable when any hazardous condition that he knew or should have known about, that was not open and obvious to a visitor, causes harm to that visitor.
At McPherson & Mills, our personal injury attorneys represent people in High Point and surrounding communities from all walks of life who suffered premises liability injuries, ranging from slip and fall accidents to dog bites.
We give personalized attention to every case and fight aggressively to deliver the best results possible.
Common Venues For Slip And Fall Accidents In North Carolina
A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere: private residences, public property, business venues or transportation services. Naturally, most such accidents occur in highly trafficked areas such as the following:
- Shopping malls
- Theme parks
- Parking lots
- Bus and train stations
- Entertainment venues
The reasons a slip and fall occurs vary, but the common factor is an unsafe condition that was hidden from the victim, such as:
- Broken handrails
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose tiles
- Slick, wet surfaces
Landlords are generally not liable for an open and obvious hazard or hazards they have marked with signage. But factors such as inadequate lighting can hide an obvious hazard from a visitor’s view, making the landlord liable for injury.
Common Injuries From Slip And Fall Accidents In North Carolina
A sudden slip resulting in a fall onto a hard surface can cause numerous types of serious personal injuries. Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Concussion or brain injury
- Fractured wrists, hips or coccyx
- Compressed vertebra or ruptured disc
- Torn ligaments or joint cartilage
These are serious injuries that require determined legal representation. A premises liability case can be difficult to make, so be sure to select an attorney who has the experience and knowledge necessary to deliver the results you need.
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Our experienced and dedicated injury lawyers are ready to help you obtain full compensation. Call 336-887-8111 or send our office an email. Over the phone consultations available.