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When you visit another party’s property, you’re focused on socializing, shopping—whatever brought you there. You’re not focused on avoiding an accident because you trust that the property owner will keep the area safe. However, not everyone upholds this obligation.

If you suffered an injury on another party’s property, a Winston-Salem premises liability lawyer can advocate for what you deserve. Whitley Law Firm treats clients like family. We go above and beyond to secure what you deserve, whether that means filing a claim or lawsuit. Call (919) 785-5000 to connect with our client-centered firm.

Types of Recoverable Damages in Winston-Salem Premises Liability Cases

If you suffered injuries on someone else’s property in a negligence-based accident, we could pursue a personal injury claim for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future wages
  • Long-term care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other non-economic damages, including scarring

The specific types of compensation you can seek depend on the facts of your situation. Every Winston-Salem premises liability claim is unique. Be sure to tell your lawyer about all the ways that your injuries and the accident have impacted your life. That way, we can pursue a settlement that accounts for the full scope of your damages.

Property Owners in Winston-Salem Have Many Obligations

Property owners have a general responsibility to keep their premises in a safe condition and in good repair, especially when they expect to have others present. When a property owner knows (or should know) of a danger present on the premises, they must warn others of the problem or remove it completely.

Here’s a scenario to further illustrate this concept. A shopper in a grocery store breaks a jar of spaghetti sauce. The hazard exists for an unreasonable period, and then someone slips, falls, and breaks their arm. In that instance, the store would be liable for the injured person’s losses.

Still, proving liability can get complicated—especially if you forgo legal help. That’s where the Winston-Salem premises liability lawyers at Whitley Law Firm come in. We review the circumstances of your accident and then construct a case based on those details.

What You Can Expect From the Premises Liability Team at Whitley Law Firm

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When you partner with our firm, you get more than a lawyer; you get the support of our entire staff. With our team rallying behind you, you can breathe easy knowing that we’re doing everything possible to hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses.

We will:

Gather Evidence

Our lawyers double as investigators, and we gather the information needed to support your case, including:

  • The accident report
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • The store’s maintenance records (if applicable)
  • Receipts and invoices
  • Accident reconstruction data
  • Photos and videos of the accident scene
  • Your medical treatment records

It’s important for our team to have supporting evidence because North Carolina is a pure contributory negligence state. This means if you were even one percent responsible for what happened, you would be ineligible to seek damages.

We don’t want that to happen. So, we scour for any piece of evidence to support your case while you focus on healing.

Prepare Your Case for Court

Even though we resolve most premises liability claims through negotiations, we prepare your case for trial anyway. This involves:

  • Adhering to the statute of limitations
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Notifying the liable and at-fault parties of your legal intentions
  • Submitting your case’s paperwork to the appropriate court

Filing a lawsuit comes with many obligations that you don’t want to handle alone. However, with our team’s support, you don’t have to worry about anything. That’s just one of the many benefits you get with the Whitley Advantage.

Operate on a Contingency-Fee Basis

Your financial obligations may seem never-ending after suffering injuries on another party’s property. That’s why we’re proud to serve injured claimants on contingency. In these arrangements, you pay nothing upfront to retain our help. Our attorney’s fees come from your settlement.

We offer this arrangement to make legal help accessible to premises liability claimants in and around Winston-Salem. During your free case review, we can discuss our contingency-fee arrangement and what that means for our partnership.

What Should I Do After a Premises Liability Incident on Another Party’s Property?

Medical attention should be your number one priority right now. Visit an urgent care center, emergency room, or private physician if you have not sought treatment. Seeking medical attention accomplishes two things: it generates much-needed evidence for your claim and puts you on the road to physical recovery.

Two other considerations in the aftermath of your accident include:

  • Refusing to give a recorded statement. Your lawyer from Whitley Law Firm can give the insurance company the information it needs to process your claim. Giving a recorded statement could just give the insurer more reason to deny your case.
  • Letting a lawyer handle negotiations. Your settlement’s value is more than your medical bills; it also should include compensation for pain and suffering. You may not know what these losses are worth––and we don’t want you to accept less than you need. When our team handles negotiations, we fight for every penny.

We Manage Premises Liability Cases Involving These Factors

Our firm has supported injured people and their families since 1974. To us, you’re not another case number. You’re an injured person in need of our help. We manage cases stemming from:

  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Shopping cart accidents
  • Negligent landlords
  • Stairway accidents
  • Icy or snowy walkways
  • Tripping on debris
  • Ladder falls
  • Toxin exposure
  • Unsecured rugs or carpets
  • Elevator and escalator injuries
  • Defective products
  • Unsafe playground equipment
  • Sports and recreation facility accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park ride malfunction
  • Fires and floods
  • Explosions and electrocutions
  • Inadequate security measures

Don’t stress if you don’t see your exact situation outlined above. Our firm wants to learn your story and advise you on your next options.

More Than 40 Years of Experience and Counting

Whitley Law Firm isn’t like other North Carolina firms. We don’t resolve cases just to get them over with––and we don’t overwhelm clients with complicated legalese. To us, you’re more than a client. You’re our friend and neighbor.

To learn about your options during a free case review, dial (919) 785-5000.