Raleigh Premises Liability Lawyer
The premises liability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley want to help you get to the bottom of who is legally responsible for your injuries in Raleigh. Whether you tripped and fell in a supermarket parking lot or suffered catastrophic injuries in an elevator accident at work or on state property, we can help you exercise your rights as an injured property visitor. Learn more about your individual claim during a complimentary, zero-obligation case review at our Raleigh law office.
North Carolina Premises Liability Laws
Premises liability refers to every property owner’s legal responsibility to keep premises safe for visitors. The entity in charge of controlling, using, or maintaining the property will be the one responsible for the safety of those invited to enter the area. This entity may or may not be the same person that owns the land. North Carolina law requires that property owners must exercise reasonable care to protect all lawful visitors from possible injury. This includes properly maintaining the property, providing adequate security, fixing dangerous conditions, or warning visitors of an unfixable dangerous condition. If the dangerous condition is obviously apparent to any reasonable person, however, there may be no required duty to warn visitors.
If a visitor is trespassing (an unlawful visitor), the only duty owed is to refrain from willfully causing the trespasser harm and the reasonable person standard does not apply.
If someone suffers an injury because of a defect, hazard, or attractive nuisance that the owner knew or should have known about, the victim will likely have grounds for a premises liability claim. Victims can greatly benefit from having attorneys take care of the legal process on their behalf. An attorney from Riddle & Brantley can take care of the complex elements of a Raleigh personal injury claim, guiding the plaintiff through from beginning to end.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
With over 160 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have seen and handled a variety of premises liability claims throughout North Carolina. Our Raleigh lawyers want to help you explore your rights after any type of property-related accident, including the following common scenarios:
- Amusement park accidents
- Criminal attacks
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Fires, explosions, or floods
- Items falling off of shelves
- Playground or school accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
Talk to Our Lawyers Now If You’ve Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property
Landowners, business owners, and even social hosts owe certain responsibilities to their guests by law. Your neighbor owes you duties of care when you come over for a pool party, just as the city of Raleigh owes you duties when you stroll the sidewalks downtown. After any type of premises liability incident, contact us for a free consultation and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys.