Washington Premises Liability Lawyers
Were you injured on business, public, private, commercial or government property? You should contact a Seattle, WA premises liability lawyer, as you may have a case, and have the right to file a claim for financial compensation. Property owners have a duty of care towards those who visit, reside or work at the location. When a property owner fails to properly maintain premises, resolve dangerous conditions, or warn visitors of any hazards, injuries can occur. Unsafe walking surfaces, whether uneven, slippery or oily, can lead to a slip and fall. Inadequate lighting in halls or stairways can people at risk, broken pool gate locks can allow children access to a pool area, and a host of other hazards put visitors, employees, residents, or guests directly in harm's way.
At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., a premier personal injury law firm in Seattle, you can trust that your case will be given the focus and personal, ongoing care it deserves. We offer a free case evaluation in premises liability cases, and you owe us no legal fees unless we win. With over 40 years representing the injured, our legal team is both accomplished and effective. We urge you to connect with us to discuss your injury case.
Premises liability cases can involve a variety of circumstances, including the following scenarios that could lead to serious injury:
Slip & Fall
A slip and fall accident often leads to very serious injuries, including broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, back injury, or death. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that slip and fall accidents are responsible for approximately one million hospital visits every year. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, we urge you to connect with our firm for help. We will help you to pursue justice and full compensation.
Unlocked pool gates, unsafe pool fences, supervision failures or lifeguard negligence are frequently the cause of many tragic drowning accidents. The Washington Department of Health reports the majority of swimming pool drowning deaths were children ages of one through four. Those who survive a drowning are often left permanently impaired, with extensive brain damage from submersion. The responsible parties must be held accountable.
Patrons at nightclubs, bars, concerts, sporting events or other events or venues can be victims of assault, and be left with serious injuries. When the security personnel are insufficient and cannot control patrons, and an injury or death occurs, a premises liability claim or wrongful death case should be filed against the liable parties. The same is true for guests at hotels, motels, resorts and similar locations that are victims of an assault.
Dog owners have the duty to protect others. A vicious dog attack can leave a child or adult with significant injuries. A poorly trained, aggressive dog can suddenly attack, tearing skin, tissue, muscle and bone, leaving a person permanently disfigured or worse.
Snow and Ice Accidents
The winter storms moving through Seattle bring snowy and icy conditions and frigid temperatures, leaving icy roads, sidewalks and slippery, dangerous entryways. If you or a loved one slipped and fell or were otherwise injured due to snowy and icy conditions, we should review the facts of your accident to determine what parties should be held accountable in a premises liability claim.
Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Older elevators and escalators can pose a serious danger to patrons and visitors, as old systems may not have the safety features that have been required since 1995. Crushed fingers, strangulation, or falls can leave a person seriously or fatally injured. According to the News Tribune, a rash of injuries and deaths has led the regulating agency to consider implementing better safety rules – but it could be too late for you or your family. Find out more about filing a premises liability case after an elevator or escalator injury accident.
Many types of defective conditions can exist that pose a danger to those who live, work or visit a property. Uneven walking surfaces, items left in hallways, items that fall, and a countless other hazardous situations put people at risk. Injuries associated with defective conditions can be addressed legally by filing a premises liability claim or lawsuit.
Every property owner has a duty of care to those who visit, whether public, commercial, government, or private property. When there is an inadequate security presence, assaults, robberies, and sexual assaults become more possible. If the property owner failed in the duty of care, that party can be held accountable.
Fires and Burning or Scalding Accidents
Property owners have specific duties to maintain fire alarms, fire protection, and implement safe practices regarding fire prevention. Where water is involved, there are code requirement and guidelines for water temperature. Whether a hotel, motel, apartment building or other premises, landlords and property owners can be held accountable for unsafe violations or practices that result in burn injuries.
If you want to find out more about our firm and our accomplishments, look over some of our case results. Although every injury case is unique, and no legal professional can promise a case will get similar results, we have a solid track record of high dollar settlements and verdicts, and are listed in Super Lawyers®, have a 10.0 "Superb" rating on Avvo, and many other awards, recognitions and honors. Contact our Seattle slip and fall lawyers through our online form, or reach us directly by calling (888) 228-3860.
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