Questions About Premises Liability – Personal Injury Lawyers

Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability – Answers from an experienced Attorney

If you’ve been injured on someone’s property due to the owner’s negligence, you are likely to have questions about what to do next. At our firm, we are happy to answer questions about premises liability law. One of the special qualities of our firm is that we believe in taking the time to respond to clients’ questions, and this page serves as a starting point. We hope you’ll contact us to set up a free consultation so that we can discuss your premises liability matter in more depth.personal injury lawyers

What is premises liability?

Who is a protected party?

What determines whether or not I win?

What if the accident was my fault?

My accident was two years ago. Is it still worth pursuing?

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If you have additional questions about a personal injury case, call our office for your free consultation. We conveniently offer contingency fee payment plans, which means if you don’t win, you don’t pay. Our firm also offers flexible office hours to accommodate every client. If you can’t make it to our office, we will visit you at home or in the hospital.

What is premises liability?

Premises liability is an area of the law that holds property owners liable for injuries sustained on their property if they neglected to maintain that property safely. If you are injured on someone else’s property because of poor maintenance or neglect, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical expenses.

Who is a protected party?

The law protects victims of slip and fall accidents whether they are invitees or licensees. They are considered protected parties. There are different standards of care a landowner owes to the various categories of visitors, but whether you were an invitee, a licensee or even, in some cases, a trespasser, you may still be entitled to recover under premises liability.accident injury law

What determines whether or not I win?

Courts generally ask the following questions in determining whether or not a victim deserves compensation from a landowner:

Was there an unreasonable risk of harm on the land?

Did the landowner know or should they reasonably have known about the harm?

Did the landowner know or should they reasonably have known that the visitor would not appreciate the danger?

Did the landowner fail to take ordinary measures of care to protect the visitor?

What if the accident was my fault?

The law protects victims of slip and fall accidents even if they were partly at fault. For example, if a shopper slips on a banana peel in a grocery store, the courts will investigate the details of the situation to see if the shopper knew or should have known the peel was on the floor.

My accident was two years ago. Is it still worth pursuing?

The law gives up to two years to begin a legal proceeding for a premises liability action. The clock starts ticking from the date of the accident.  So, if you are unsure whether or not you can still file a claim, call our office to find out.

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Criminal Law – Illegal Search And Seizure

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Illegal search and seizure is a violation of your 4th Amendment Constitutional right. We take your rights — and defending them seriously. If you think you’ve been the victim of a breach of the law, call our firm. We will fight for you.criminal law

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The performance of illegal search and seizure – a search without a warrant – is an extreme infringement of an individual’s privacy. Under the United States Constitution, searches must be conducted by means of a warrant. The petition for a warrant must be made with specific details about to the location, intended purpose and probable cause. Call us to determine if the law was followed in your case.

Our illegal search and seizure defense team will meticulously review what happened:

The documentation, language and reasoning that law enforcement officials used to obtain the warrant.
The police records associated with your arrest and the charges being leveled against you in association with the evidence obtained.
The police records associated with the delivery and fulfillment of the warrant including the inventory of the evidence that was produced by their efforts.
If you feel your 4th Amendment protection against illegal search and seizure has been violated, you must speak up. Talk to one of our legal representatives and let the truth come to the light. Contact our firm today. If it can be determined that authorities did breach the federal guidelines, any evidence obtained can be prohibited from admission in court.

Illegal search and seizure is a tyrannical practice that can lead to unfortunate outcomes for defendants who are unaware of their rights to refuse unwarranted searches. And the police are under no obligation to advise the targeted individuals of their investigations that they have the right to refuse such an imposition. Call us if you, your home, papers, property and your person have been subjected to an unsuspected, sudden, violent and unlawful assault.

There are times, even if there was a warrant, when a search can be brought into question. Vague reasoning, misstatements of facts and immaterial speculations can render a warrant illegitimate along with any of the evidence obtained. Call us to review the warrant you were given.

You want your case reviewed by an attorney because there are certain circumstances in which there is no need to request a formal warrant from the courts in order to conduct a search:

The search is performed in accordance with the procedures of an arrest or due to an evidential and logical suspicion that a crime is about to be committed;
The evidence that would incite or lead to an arrest is not hidden and displayed “in plain view,” and;
When the evidence of the crime would be destroyed or compromised without immediate action.
An attorney from our firm can review the circumstances of your illegal search and seizure and determine whether or not it was permissible in accordance with the exclusionary rule of good-faith exception.

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No criminal defense attorney or firm can make any guarantees about the outcome of your case. However, we can provide you with state of the art, cost effective legal counsel to help you face the charges levied against you before the courts.

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Personal Injury Law Explained

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Personal injury is a term describing an injury to the body, mind or emotions as a result of the negligence or fault of another party. There are many different types of personal injury, some of the most common being injuries from road accidents, accidents at work, slipping and tripping accidents and accidents in the home. If you have suffered a personal injury which was not your fault, there are a number of ways in which making a compensation claim can help you.accident lawyers

An injury can affect not just your working life, but also your personal life, in ways which can seem almost impossible to recover from. Fortunately, there are laws which mean that you should be able to claim compensation for your losses without paying a penny. Here are three ways in which compensation could help you following an injury.

1. Recovering lost earnings

If you have been seriously injured, you may well have been forced to take time off work, and therefore time without your salary, resulting in lost earnings. This may have led to severe cash flow problems, not just for you but for your entire family. Reclaiming those lost earnings is likely to be a crucial step towards getting you and your family back on your feet. As well as lost earnings, you may be compensated for other work-related issues such as disadvantage in the labor market, loss of promotion, loss of any other work-related opportunities and even future loss of earnings should you have to leave your job. With all of these taken into account, and depending on the severity of the injury, the compensation you are entitled to can potentially add up to a very large sum.

2. Compensating for pain and suffering

A serious injury can be very difficult to cope with, not just because of what you are not capable of doing during recovery, but also because of the suffering you may be experiencing. Pain and suffering is the legal term referring to any physical or emotional stress caused by an injury, and these may form part of the compensation package you are awarded. In addition to pain and suffering, other hardships resulting from the injury, such as an inability to carry out day to day tasks or hobbies, may also be taken into account in the compensation awarded.personal injury lawyers

3. Preventing a similar injury from happening again

When you make a personal injury claim, it is because another party has been negligent, and it was their negligence led to you being injured. Negligence means that they failed in their duty of care towards you, for example as an employer or as a public body which is required by law to make all reasonable steps to look out for your safety. If that party has failed to do so, it’s likely that others are at risk of being injured, as well. Making a personal injury claim will highlight the safety issues present and may prevent others from suffering from similar injuries in the future. And remember, you cannot legally lose your job for making a claim. More on this website

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