Property Owners Have A Legal Duty To Your Safety
Were you injured because of a hidden hazard or other dangerous condition that put you at risk? Under the law, property owners can be held legally responsible when their negligence results in a slip-and-fall accident or other injury.
The personal injury lawyers of Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews (CNRWA) have years of experience with these claims. We have helped clients recover compensation from businesses, landlords, homeowners and public entities.
We take slip-and fall and other premises liability cases in Everett, greater Seattle and throughout Washington. Call us today at 425-247-3984.
What Is Premises Liability?
Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors, patrons or tenants. There are three parts to a premises liability lawsuit: (1) a dangerous condition, (2) lasting injury and (3) failure to prevent the injury.
If you simply fell down, that is not the property owner’s fault. But if you tripped or slipped on something, you may have a case. Our lawyers are skilled at showing that the property owner created or knew about the unsafe condition but failed to address it. We investigate promptly to preserve evidence, and we deal with the property owner and their insurance company on your behalf. You focus on recovering from your injuries.
Slip-And-Falls And Other Examples
Over the years, our firm has handled premises liability claims against retail stores, apartment buildings and a wide range of property owners. There are many scenarios that could lead to a fall, an assault, a drowning or other serious harm:
- Spilled liquids or slippery floors
- Tripping hazards on walkways, stairs or parking lots
- Falling merchandise
- Fires, explosions or toxic exposures
- Negligent security such as broken door locks
- Excessive force by security personnel
- Ungated swimming pools
“Do I Have A Case?”
You may not be sure if you have a legal case. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim. It costs you nothing to find out and we do not get paid unless we take your case and recover compensation for you. Contact our Everett law office today to find out how the experienced and compassionate lawyers of CNRWA can help.