Premises Liability, Slip & Fall

The thrust of the law is that property owners have a duty to prevent injury to anyone who comes onto their property. This is true for a business or a personal residence. If you are hurt by the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to have them pay for your recovery and losses.

Examples include slipping on a slippery grocery store floor, being hurt at a dangerous construction project, falling through an unsafe neighbor's porch or being injured in a fire created by hazardous conditions.

These types of cases mostly involve dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies will often fight such cases trying to put the blame for the accident on you. It is wise not to sign any papers that the business or home owner's insurance company presents until you have consulted your own attorney.

Cases We've Handled:

Michael Timberlake: In a case against a local grocery store, his client slipped and fell in liquid on the floor, resulting in a broken hip. Michael tried the case to a conclusion before a jury before accepting a settlement offer TEN times greater than the amount offered BEFORE trial.