Premise liability refers to cases where a property owner or tenant of property was negligent or failed to exercise reasonable care to keep the property safe. Persons who are injured on the property of another may recover monetary damages for injuries suffered. The Wolfe Law Firm has lawyers experienced in premise liability cases. Call for a free consultation today at 1-877-637-5756.
The most common cases concerning premise liability case are often referred to as slip and fall. However, people can be injured through other means upon the property of others.
Types of Premise Liability Cases
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Improper Upkeep of Premises
- Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
- Insufficient Security
- Workplace Injuries/ Construction Injuries
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if someone in injured on someone’s property. First the injured party is often taken to the hospital is dazed or unable to explain how they were injured. An investigation into the accident should be conducted immediately. Waiting is problematic in that the property owner controls the site and often will try to change the scene or cover-up the hazard that caused the injury.
Premise Liability Case can occur on many types of properties.
- Parking Lots
- Grocery Stores
- Shopping Centers
- State Parks
- Other Commercial or Public Properties
If a construction site or workplace fails to follow the rules set out by OSHA (US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and a worker is injured they may be entitled to damages for the injuries suffered. In the calendar year 2010, OSHA discovered 96,742 violations of OSHA’S standards and regulations in workplaces. This was an increase of 15.3% in total violations since 2006. OSHA was established in 1970 under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The goal is to ensure that all workers have safe and healthful working conditions. The Wolfe Law Firm has represented workers who have been injured or killed at construction and work sites where OSHA regulations were violated.
The Wolfe Law Firm knows that a safe and healthy workplace is the right of every worker and we are experienced with the workplace law. If you or someone you know needs a lawyer, who is familiar with Premise Liability laws in West Virginia contact the Wolfe Law Firm at 1-877-637-5756. All initial consultations are free.
Under West Virginia Premise Liability laws a property owner may be responsible if they were aware of an unsafe condition or should have known given the circumstances, that a dangerous condition existed. The owners or tenants of property have a duty to protect the public from known dangers which can injure an innocent citizen.
Whenever a person is injured due to negligence or violation of a safety standard, it is essential that you contact a lawyer immediately. It is important that an investigation is conducted to preserve the evidence which can quickly disappear. At the Wolfe Law Firm we employ experienced investigators who can quickly go to the scene, preserve evidence and interview witnesses while the facts are fresh.
If you or your loved one was injured because of a dangerous or hazardous condition you need a West Virginia Lawyer who is experienced in premise liability law. Call the Wolfe Law Firm, our Attorneys are willing to meet with you to discuss your case. Please call 1-877-637-5756 to set up an appointment today.