North Carolina Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises Liability Attorney
Have you been injured on someone else’s property? You may be entitled to compensation and a North Carolina premises liability lawyer can help. With convenient offices across North Carolina and the ability to serve you by phone, email, text, or video conference, we are ready to serve you.
What is Premises Liability in North Carolina?
North Carolina law mandates that businesses and other property owners maintain their premises in a manner that is reasonably safe for visitors. While the definition of “reasonably safe” may depend on the type of property and type of guest, property owners generally must remove, repair or warn of dangerous conditions.
For example, in order to prevent slip and fall accidents, grocery stores need to clean up spills in a timely manner. Premise liability law applies to both public spaces and even private homes. When an owner neglects this duty, dangerous conditions or hazards may seriously injure guest or visitors.
If you or a loved one sustained injury in an accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced North Carolina premises liability lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and, as always, we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you in your premises liability case, you won’t pay any attorney fees.
“They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.”
–Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client
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Statute of Limitations
The clock starts ticking from the date of the accident. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for most premises liability claims is 3 years, or 2 years in cases involving wrongful death.
Don’t wait — if you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, call our attorneys today for a free consultation to see if you may qualify for a premises liability claim.
Remember, there is never any obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless you receive financial compensation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Premises Liability Claim in North Carolina?
Riddle & Brantley is one of the largest personal injury law firms in the state. Our firm has the experience and the resources to help you successfully file a premise liability claim.
Premise liability cases are often extremely complex and difficult to navigate on your own. In many cases, business owners will refuse to hand over any relevant evidence to patrons injured on their premises. Our legal team can help ensure that this evidence is not destroyed, and we will file suit if needed to obtain all important evidence.
Our firm even has a team of investigators on staff to assist in leading premises liability investigations. These retired law enforcement officers can collect evidence, identify and interview witnesses, obtain surveillance footage, and more. Our goal is to help strengthen your case and prove liability.
Experienced North Carolina Premises Liability Lawyers
With over 225 years of combined legal experience our North Carolina premise liability attorneys have the knowledge to help you with your case. If you or a loved one suffered harm on public or private property, then our attorneys can help.
For the past 35 years, Riddle & Brantley has recovered fair compensation for victims of personal injuries. We work on a contingency basis which means we don’t get a dime unless we win your claim. Since 2000 alone, we’ve recovered more than $600 million for injured victims across North Carolina (see disclaimer below).
Here are just some of our recent case results:
- $7,850,000 settlement — After a waste management business exploded, residents living near the area had to be evacuated. Attorney Donald Dunn represented these residents in class action lawsuit against the Town of Apex. Through negotiations, we were able to successfully recover for our clients.
- $3,000,000 verdict — Attorney Donald Dunn represented the family of a nursing home resident who contracted Hepatitis B from unsafe conditions in an assisted living facility. Unfortunately, the client died from his injuries. We represented the clients in a wrongful death claim against the nursing home. Donald Dunn successfully took this case to trial and secured a 3-million-dollar verdict from the jury.
- $450,000 settlement — Attorney Gene Riddle represented a child after he sustained second and third-degree burns on both feet. The accident occurred on a playground near a church. The coals were dumped on the playground after a church-sponsored cookout in Wayne County.
- $100,000 settlement— Our client sustained serious burn injuries at a restaurant after a grill next to the child caught fire. The child suffered second degree burns on their face and head. The attorneys at Riddle and Brantley were able to successfully negotiate a settlement to pay the child’s medical bills and injuries.
Types of Premise Liability Cases
Regardless of whether the property is public or private, landowners can be held liable for certain dangers and hazards that result in injury.
Cases we handle include:
- Slip and fall accidents — Spills, uneven surfaces, poor lighting and clutter are all reasons you could fall on someone else’s property. Often, slip and fall accidents occur at grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, swimming pools or in the workplace.
- Negligent security — Property owners may neglect security threats or risks, putting you and other guests in danger of becoming a victim of crimes and eligible for a negligent security claim. For example, a parking garage owner could be held liable for an assault on a patron if there was poor lighting and no other security precautions in the parking deck.
- Dog bites — You may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit if someone else’s pet attacks or bites you. Although dog bites may seem like inconsequential injuries, they are not, particularly when children are the victims. Dog bites may cause infection, scarring, disfigurement or even death in some cases.
- Missing or inadequate safety features — Serious accidents may occur when property owners fail to install devices like fire alarms, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Premise liability cases can also arise when railing or other fall protections are defective or missing.
- Design defects — In some cases, the original design of a building or feature may contain defects that pose a risk to visitors. Additionally, design defects in fire alarms, extinguishers and smoke detectors can pose a serious risk in the event of a fire. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer for these defects.
- Stairways and bleachers — Stairs and bleachers may be particularly dangerous if not marked sufficiently for visibility or if not built according to building codes.
- Water contamination — Contamination of the water supply by industrial processes and other sources can cause a severe health crisis.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer handling premises liability claims, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.
We do our best to recover maximum compensation for our injured clients. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your case.
In cases resulting in long-term disability, we have Social Security disability lawyers on staff to assist with those claims and appeals. When your injury occurs while on the job, our workers’ comp lawyers are ready to assist, as well.
In the most heartbreaking instances in which a premises liability accident results in death, our wrongful death lawyers are ready to fight for justice for surviving relatives.
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Do You Have a Premises Liability Claim?
In North Carolina, certain conditions must be met before you can file a premises liability lawsuit.
In a North Carolian premises liability case, it is the duty of the plaintiff bringing the claim to establish:
- The property owner owed you (the visitor) a duty of care. A duty of care means the property owner had a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to protect you and other lawful visitors from harm caused by dangerous conditions.
- The property owner violated that duty. If the property owner owed you a duty of care, then they are required to either fix the hazard or warn you of the dangerous conditions. Failure to do so may constitute negligence, allowing you to file a claim for resulting injury.
- You sustained injuries due to this violation. If you suffered injuries and/or real damages, then you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit.
“I would not have won my case without the help from my team at Riddle & Brantley.”
–John S., Riddle & Brantley client
North Carolina Law – Duty of Care for Property Owners
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. In most cases, however, property owners 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 premise liability lawsuit. Our state follows the concept of contributory negligence. This means that if you are partially at fault for your injuries, then you are barred from recovery. However, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley understand contributory negligence laws and have an extensive record of success with premises liability lawsuits.
Injured on Private Property? You May Be Entitled to Compensation
At Riddle & Brantley, we understand the impact a serious injury or wrongful death can have on you and your loved ones. When an injury or loss results from the negligence of another person, we are committed to holding that party accountable.
Our team of experienced attorneys represents premises liability clients throughout the state of North Carolina and we would love to help you however we can.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced North Carolina premises liability lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
“Every time I’ve needed them, they were there for me.”
–Tyronnie T., Riddle & Brantley client
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
At Riddle & Brantley, we strive to treat every client like family and are committed to seeking maximum compensation for injured victims. We’re proud of the testimonials of our clients and are ready to help you however we can.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.