Charleston Premises Liability Attorney
Injured on someone else’s property? You have rights.
In the state of West Virginia, property owners have a legal duty to provide
a reasonably safe environment for their visitors. This applies to both
commercial and residential properties—which can include, but is
not limited to, homes, apartments, retail stores, government buildings,
restaurants and more. If you or someone you love was injured on someone
else’s property because they failed to comply with the law, you
may have grounds to seek financial compensation through a premises liability lawsuit.
The Charleston personal injury lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC have
recovered millions for past clients. Find out how we can assist you by
calling today for a free initial consultation.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability laws apply to a wide range of circumstances. Whether
you were bitten by a neighbor’s dangerous pet or you slipped and
fell in a restaurant, you may have grounds to seek compensation if you
can establish that the property owner failed to prevent or remedy the
Some of the most common types of premises liability claims involve:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites / animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Negligent security incidents
- Injuries from falling objects
- Defective construction
How to Prove That the Property Owner Was Negligent
If you are interested in pursuing a
personal injury lawsuit against an irresponsible property owner, you will need to establish that
they were negligent. In order to do so, you will need to prove that they
knew or should have known about the hazardous conditions that eventually
led to your injury. For example, if a restaurant owner noticed a spill
on the floor, but failed to clean it up, they would be liable.
Next, you will need to show that you had a legal right to be on the property.
West Virginia law makes a distinction between invitees, licensees and
trespassers when it comes to premises liability claims. Only licensees
and invitees would be entitled to bring a claim for damages, since property
owners do not have a legal responsibility to provide a reasonably safe,
hazard-free environment for trespassers.
Invitee: someone who is expressly invited onto the property
Licensee: someone who enters the property with consent from the owner
Trespasser: someone who has no legal right to be on the property
Why Preston & Salango, PLLC Should Be Your First Call
If you were recently involved in an accident, there is a good chance that
you have now been faced with thousands of dollars in medical expenses,
time spent away from work and ongoing pain and suffering. You shouldn’t
have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s mistakes. Let
a Charleston personal injury attorney from Preston & Salango, PLLC
fight to hold the responsible party accountable.
With more than 40 years of collective legal experience, our
nationally-recognized law firm has helped countless victims to recover the level of compensation they
deserve. In fact, we have secured more than $75 million in verdicts and
settlements on behalf of our clients. This has earned us a place in the
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The National Trial Lawyers and
Super Lawyers® magazine.
Need another reason to work with us? Our accomplishments include:
- Secured a 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo
- AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Named a “Best Law Firm” by
U.S. News and World Reports
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Named to the
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list
Schedule Your No Cost, No Obligation Consultation Today
Are you ready to pursue the justice and fair compensation that you deserve?
Call now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with the team
at Preston & Salango, PLLC. Discussing your options with an experienced
personal injury attorney won’t cost you a thing, so you have no
reason to wait. We also accept all cases on a contingency fee basis, so
you don’t pay unless we win your case!
Fill out a free case evaluation form online to get in touch with us today.