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, and this lack of safety results 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 West Virginia or Eastern Kentucky, contact Troy Law Firm, PLLC today online or at 304-345-1122 to discuss your case for free. Mark Troy helps clients from Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia, Ashland, Kentucky, and many other areas throughout West Virginia and in Eastern Kentucky.
What Is 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. Home owners must ensure their property is reasonably safe for visitors. Business owners must maintain hazard-free environments for customers and employees.
A hazard may be a wet floor, an aggressive pet or construction materials that lead to toxic exposure.
Whether you suffered a slip and fall or dog bite injury, Mark Troy can help determine the cause of your injury and the true value of your claim.
Slip and Fall Accidents
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. Contact us to discuss your case for free.
Common Causes of Slip and 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. Mark Troy has more than two decades of experience successfully pursuing slip and fall accident claims. He has the knowledge, skill and resources necessary to protect your rights and seek the justice you deserve.
Schedule Your Free Premises Liability Consultation Today
To learn more about how Mark Troy can help you, please call 304-345-1122 to discuss your case for free. Our experienced premises liability attorney serves slip and fall victims from Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia, Ashland, Kentucky, and other areas throughout West Virginia and in Eastern Kentucky. We work on a contingency-fee basis; we don’t get paid unless you do.