Injured by a Defective Product in North Carolina?
Product Liability Lawyer Explains Defects and Recalls
Businesses and other property owners are legally obligated to ensure their buildings and land are reasonably safe for visitors. While the definition of “reasonably safe” may depend on the type of property and intent of a guest, property owners generally must remove, repair or warn of dangerous conditions or hazards that may cause a fall or other accident. For example, a grocery store must clean up spills in a timely manner to prevent slip and fall accidents. When an owner neglects this duty, dangerous conditions may persist and cause serious injuries or wrongful death to visitors. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an accident on someone else’s property, then you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Riddle & Brantley, LLP is one of the largest personal injury law firms in the state. If you or a loved one suffered harm on public or private property, then our North Carolina premises liability lawyers can advise you of your legal options. Our attorneys have more than 160 years of combined experience recovering fair compensation for victims of personal injuries.
Our experience with these types of cases includes successes like:
Note: Each case is different and our previous results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
What Are Common Causes of Personal Injuries on Private Property?
There are multiple ways you could suffer personal injuries or wrongful death on public and private properties. You may be able to a file premises liability lawsuit for:
Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?
In North Carolina, certain conditions must be met before you can file a premises liability lawsuit. Generally, you and your attorney must demonstrate that:
According to North Carolina premises liability law, property owners owe all lawful visitors a duty of care. Thus, a visitor such as a customer at a business or a social guest on private property may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit for injuries caused by foreseeable hazards. Property owners generally do not owe trespassers a duty of care. However, there are exceptions for child trespassers in some circumstances due to the legal doctrine of “attractive nuisance.”
In North Carolina, it is extremely important to be selective when picking an attorney for a premises liability lawsuit. Our state follows the concept of contributory negligence, meaning you may be unable to collect damages if you are even partially at fault. However, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP understand contributory negligence laws and have an extensive record of success with premises liability lawsuits.
Injured on Private Property? Call our NC Premises Liability Lawyers for Help
At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, we understand the impact a serious injury or wrongful death can have on your life. When an injury or loss results from the negligence of another person, then you have the right to seek compensation. Our team of experienced attorneys represents premises liability cases in Goldsboro, Kinston, Raleigh, Jacksonville and throughout North Carolina
We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe us money unless we successfully recover compensation. For a free consultation about your possible legal options, reach out to us at (800) 525-7111 or fill out an online case review form.