Charlotte Premises Liability Lawyers
37+ Years’ Experience in Complex Property Owner Negligence Claims
Being injured on someone else’s property can be a confusing ordeal. Is the property owner responsible? While there is no strict, or automatic, liability for all injuries on one’s property, if the injury was preventable by the property owner then you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Unsafe conditions, poor property maintenance or other negligence in the operation of a business, for example, could make the owner liable for what’s happened to you.
If you suffered an injury or—worse—if your loved one died as a result of injuries sustained on another’s property, we are truly sorry for your loss. We want to help. Call us to discuss whether you may be entitled to compensation for what you’ve endured.
How Charles G. Monnett III & Associates Can Help
Before you discuss your concerns about an incident like this with anyone else, such as the property owner’s insurance company, you are encouraged to speak with an attorney. At our firm, we can answer all your questions and help you determine the best way to move on with your life.
At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we understand what you are dealing with right now. Seeking legal advice may be the last thing on your mind—but please keep in mind how it could significantly help with medical costs, missed wages, and other injury-related expenses that you and your family have incurred. Most important, we are here to provide you with answers and help you seek the justice you deserve.
We are available today to help you. Contact us and you will receive trusted legal advice for free, with no obligation to retain us for your case if you have one. The premises liability attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates can help you decide what is most beneficial for you.
Premises Liability: What Is It?
Premises liability law is broad and includes a range of cases where an injury is caused by unsafe or defective conditions on someone's property. These types of cases can happen almost anywhere, including on sidewalks, in stairwells, at work, and in grocery aisles.
When thinking about your claim, it’s important to know that being injured on property deemed “unsafe” does not automatically mean you are entitled to damages. A few things must be determined first.
To prove a premises liability case, you must have evidence that:
- The property owner knew or in the exercise of due care should have known about the unsafe condition
- The property owner failed to take necessary steps to remedy them
- As a result of this, you were injured and suffered damages
Gathering the information necessary to do this can be difficult and expensive, but a Charlotte premises liability attorney from our firm can help.
Premises Liability Accident Cases We Handle
We have successfully handled a range of premises liability cases over the years. These include cases involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Defective staircases/elevators
- Uneven walking surfaces
- Negligent maintenance
- Inadequate lighting
- Electrocution by unsafe power lines
- Dangerous amusement park rides
- Construction zone injuries
- Dangerous aisles/floors
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Attractive nuisances (i.e. children on property)
- Injuries while shopping (e.g. falling merchandise or displays)
- Structural collapses of floors, roofs, porches, or balconies
- Inadequate security, leading to break-ins, assaults, or robberies
- Highway hazards and negligent road maintenance or design
- Swimming pool injuries from hazardous or unsupervised pools
- Exposure to toxic substances or chemicals (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)
If you do not see your particular claim listed above, there is still a good chance we can help you. Contact us today to find out how.
Charles was always available and informative on this process.- Susan Z.
Without their help, I would probably have lost everything that I owned.- Rick M.
Lauren Newton exceeded all of my expectations and she genuinely cares about her clients.- Jade B.
The experience I had was exactly what I wanted.- Jacob G.
I was very satisfied.- Raven B.
$13 Million Medical Negligence Verdict
An infant suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.
$10 Million Car Accident Verdict
Verdict for a child who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.
$9.075 Million Car Accident Verdict
Confidential settlement for a family struck by an underage impaired driver.
$8 Million Confidential Settlement
Confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of the femoral line.
$4.75 Million Defective Automobile
Settlement for a woman severely injured as a result of a defective automobile.
$3.375 Million Failure to Diagnose
Confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.
$3 Million Cerebral Palsy
Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.
$3 Million Negligent Administration of Nerve Block
Confidential settlement for a woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.
$2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
Recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone.
$2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
Workers’ compensation settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.
Determining Liability in a Premises Accident
One of the most important steps in the legal process is first determining if you have a case, or who is liable for the accident that led to your injuries. While a landowner or property owner is often presumed liable for unsafe conditions, improper maintenance—not merely ownership—can influence who is responsible for a property accident.
North Carolina law requires that all landowners have a duty to exercise reasonable care in maintaining their premises for the protection of lawful visitors. Under this same law, the duty that a landowner owes lawful visitors is different than the duty a landowner owes to trespassers, such as those who enter without permission or other right. Often, landowners are only required to refrain from willful conduct that creates a danger for trespassers.
If you are a landowner or property owner, there are steps you can take to prevent a premises liability lawsuit. Both land and property owners can resolve unsafe or dangerous conditions by repairing the problem and making the condition safe or by posting an effective warning to visitors. However, not all warnings are sufficient to provide notice of a hazard. Also, when a hazard is open and obvious, the landowner or other managing property person generally has no duty to remove the condition or post a warning.
Understanding Contributory & Complimentary Negligence
As with any negligence claim in North Carolina, contributory negligence is a complete bar to a claim, unless an exception applies. For example, if the injured person was negligent in any way that contributed to his or her injuries, he or she will make no recovery under North Carolina law. This rule often applies to premises liability cases.
In South Carolina, however, comparative negligence is the rule, and allows a plaintiff to recover so long as he or she is determined to be less than 50% at fault..
Premises liability cases are highly fact-specific, and the right premises liability attorney will have the organizational skills to manage these details for you.
Choosing a knowledgeable attorney is important for you and the success of your claim. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
If you’ve recently been injured on someone’s property, it is important to act quickly. Taking legal action as soon as possible is as simple as calling a qualified premises liability attorney today.
The state of North Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations, meaning you have three years from the date of injury or accident to file a lawsuit, or you will lose your chance to collect damages.
If you have more questions about the law and what your rights are, help is a simple phone call away. Speak with the Charlotte premises liability attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates and let us do the legal work while you focus on regaining your health, happiness, and stability.
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