When you suffer an injury due to an accident on someone else’s property, don’t assume the insurance company will cover the cost of medical bills. Often they their offers are far lower than what you need to get well. Often they deny your claim and claim that you are at fault.
When such a situation occurs, call a premises liability attorney at GSJones Law Group, P.S. Our responsive and experienced legal team has served Port Orchard, WA and the whole Kitsap County area for 20 years. We are ready to work on your behalf to get a fair settlement. We have experience reading medical reports and applying the law. For instance, in Washington State very few claims can be denied because the injured person is at fault.
Premises liability deals with injuries that occur on either private or public property. The injury usually occurs because of some dangerous condition that you were not aware of before the accident, but that the property owner knew about and failed to correct.
Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their invited guests are reasonably safe while on the property. This means they usually need to take steps to repair defects on the property. For example, if a guest slips and falls on the sidewalk because the owner didn’t de-ice the ground, the owner could be found negligent, which is where a slip and fall attorney comes in.
Other common causes of injury on private or public property include:
- Swimming pools
- Staircases, elevators, and escalators
- Poor building security
- Broken or uneven floors
- Toxic materials
Remember that the existence of these elements does not automatically mean the property owner was negligent. A premises liability lawyer examines the situation and determines whether or not the owner knew of the problem and refused to take steps to remedy the situation. Figuring out who was at fault for your accident is an important step towards getting you compensation.
If you need an experienced slip and fall lawyer to take your case, reach out to the team at GSJones Law Group, P.S. We will meet with you as soon as possible to review your claim. Reach our Port Orchard office at 360-876-9221.