Charleston Attorney for Personal Injuries on Property
Fighting for Clients with Premises Liability Claims
Every day, people everywhere are injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence or wrongful acts. You’re probably already aware of your ability to seek fair and just compensation if you’re injured from a fall or animal bite, but what about negligent security and hidden property conditions the owner didn’t even know about?
These, too, can absolutely cause serious injuries, and aggrieved parties can hold property owners accountable for fair and just compensation.
Rod Smith Law PLLC’s personal injury law practice can handle almost any premises liability claim you may have. That is, if you’re injured in any way while you’re on someone else’s property – be it a store, house, apartment complex, office, etc. – we can help you seek fair and just compensation if you believe the owner’s negligence is the reason why you were hurt.
Our Charleston attorney for personal injuries on property have more than 25 years of combined experience helping clients like you recover the cost of medical bills and other damages from those responsible for their injuries.
If you think you have a valid claim, tell us about your situation during a free initial consultation. Schedule one with us by contacting our firm online or calling (304) 406-7076 for assistance.
What Is a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries include damage to your body, mind, and emotions caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another party. They can commonly happen in commerce centers, retail spaces, schools, business parks, and even private residences.
Common types of personal injuries that occur in these spaces include:
- Slips and falls
- Animal bites
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Elevator/escalator defects
- Negligent security
- Stair collapse
Are Property Owners Really Responsible for Your Injuries?
In West Virginia, premises liability laws place responsibility for unsafe conditions on the shoulders of property owners. When you are injured and wish to sue for monetary compensation, however, it’s up to you as the plaintiff – and your lawyer representing you – to prove some key facts to have the best possible chance of winning.
Those facts include the following, but others may be more or less relevant depending on the case:
- You were injured on the property – basic details like when, where, how, and to what extent you were injured will need to be established.
- The defendant was in control of the property by owning, occupying, or leasing it.
- The defendant’s use of the property or its upkeep was negligent.
- The defendant’s negligence regarding his or her property contributed a substantial factor in causing your injuries.
Your Charleston attorney for personal injuries on property should carefully record the details of the incident that led to your injury. Sometimes private investigation may need to be conducted to better understand the conditions that led to your injury, but even this will be orchestrated by your attorney.
When you work with Rod Smith Law PLLC, you’ll be worked with experienced personal injury attorneys who can guide you through the fact-finding process and help you construct a legal argument that may entitle you to the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Take advantage of a free consultation with our firm by contacting Rod Smith Law PLLC online to learn more about how our attorneys can advocate for you.
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