Premises Liability Lawyer in Charleston
Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable for Accidents
Whether you are visiting friends at their home or shopping in a store, you have a reasonable expectation of safety. Unfortunately, some property owners fail to maintain a safe environment for visitors. This lack of safety can result in serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt on someone’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you are seeking an experienced premises liability lawyer in Charleston or the surrounding areas of West Virginia or Eastern Kentucky, count on Troy Law Firm PLLC. Attorney Mark Troy can build a strong case on your behalf and pursue the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact our Charleston premises liability attorney online or at (304) 345-1122 get started with a free consultation today.
Defining Premises Liability
Premises liability is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of accidents that occur in properties such as private homes, public spaces, restaurants, and stores. Individuals who own or manage properties have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe for people who are lawfully on their premises. Homeowners must ensure their property is reasonably safe for visitors. Business owners must maintain hazard-free environments for customers and employees. A hazard could be anything from a wet floor to an aggressive pet to construction materials that lead to toxic exposure. Regardless of the circumstances, our Charleston premises liability attorney can help determine the cause of your injury and the true value of your claim.
Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability cases. These cases involve situations in which a property owner or custodian fails in their obligation to maintain a safe environment for visitors, leading to an injury.
If someone’s carelessness or negligence contributed to your slip, trip, or fall, you may be able to seek compensation for your subsequent injuries.
Although all cases are unique, property owners may be liable for any slip and fall that occurs on their property if:
- Their actions or inaction created the conditions responsible for your injury
- They knew about the potential danger and did nothing to fix it
- They failed to adequately warn you about current risks so you could avoid injury (such as placing wet floor signs)
It can be difficult to prove liability in these cases without the help of an experienced slip and fall attorney. For 25 years, Mark Troy has helped slip and fall victims obtain the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled.
Common Causes of Slip-&-Fall Accidents
Injuries from slip and fall accidents can be severe. If the conditions that caused your injury should have been prevented by the property owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Slippery surfaces
- Defective or uneven entryways or stairs
- Obstructions left in walkways
- Uneven sidewalks and broken pavement
- Loose carpets, rugs, and mats
In order to establish negligence in a slip and fall case, you must prove that the owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition and had a reasonable amount of time to fix the problem or warn others prior to the accident. Attorney Mark Troy has the knowledge, skill, and resources necessary to protect your rights and seek the justice you deserve.
To learn more about how Mark Troy can help you, please call (304) 345-1122. Troy Law Firm serves clients from Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia, as well as Ashland and Prestonsburg Kentucky.
Striving for fair and just outcomes for any individual needing help.- Gary
Mark kept me informed regarding my cases from beginning to end and was responsive to my questions and needs.- Linda
He was able to aggressively demonstrate liability against the other party.- Anonymous
Aggressive, Caring Representation
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Customized Legal Approach for Each Client
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Over 25 Years of Experience
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Former Defense Attorney Experience
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Small Firm With Big Attention
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