Premise Liability Attorneys in Portland
Imagine you are out to lunch with a friend and you get up from the table to go and use the restroom. On your way back, you don’t notice that there is a puddle of water on the floor, and all of a sudden your feet fly out from under you and you land on your rear and your back hard. On the way down, you hit your head on the hard flooring and begin to see stars. This scenario sounds a little far fetched but, in fact it happens to thousands of people throughout our beautiful state every year. It happens in the grocery store because of a puddle of water in the frozen food section. It happens in the movie theater because of a rip or bubble in the carpet and it happens in the doctor’s office because of a box of supplies piled on the floor.
When it does happen, any medical bills, loss of income, pain, or suffering incurred could be recuperated under Premise Liability law. It is the responsibility of all managers, property owners, and third parties to keep their property and premise safe for public use. Any time there is an accident due to negligence or unsafe conditions, Premise Liability law holds those property owners accountable.
A premise liability claim can be filed for any number of circumstances. Some of the more common include:
- Slipping on wet, greasy, oily, or icy surfaces
- Tripping over uneven flooring, torn carpeting, small steps, trash, etc.
- Accidents caused by failure to repair or adequately maintain premises
- Accidents that occur as a result of unsafe construction sites
- Insufficient postings or lack of signs warning of a potentially unsafe condition
With each one of these scenarios, the injuries that are sustained can range from minor to quite severe. In fact, you could find yourself facing a stack of medical bills and loss of income because your injury has left you unable to work. If any of this has happened to you or someone that you love, contact Shlesinger & deVilleneuve right away. Our firm has more than four decades of experience fighting and winning premise liability claims. In fact, we have secured more than $100 million collectively for our personal injury clients. And, that number is climbing with each year that we are standing tall and fighting for our injured Oregon neighbors. Often, a premise liability case can be difficult to prove because of all of the complexities involved. It is important that you have a highly-skilled and experienced legal firm in your corner to navigate the legal system.
When you call our office, we will schedule you for a complimentary consultation. During this consultation, we will work to learn all about you and your story. And, don’t worry about payment because we never charge our clients a penny unless we win their case. Your welfare and healing are our number one interests, and we will work hard to fight for your best interests as we expertly navigate your premises liability case to a favorable outcome.