Tacoma Premises Liability Attorneys
After suffering a fall on someone else’s property, our Tacoma premises liability lawyers will help you seek compensation. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain the space, keeping visitors safe. Whether you’re visiting a neighbor’s home for a party or frequenting a business that’s open to the public, the property owner has an obligation to offer a safe environment. When a sidewalk has broken sections or when ice and snow remain on steps, the possibility of a fall increases.
Some people are able to walk away without injury from a slip and fall, but others aren’t as lucky. You should not have to pay the medical bills for your injuries when you did nothing wrong. Should you be facing a long recovery or an inability to work after your injuries, you deserve compensation. Strong Law will fight for your right to receive an award.
Slip and Fall Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries
Our premises liability attorneys in Tacoma understand that you might have some hesitancy about filing a claim after a fall. Perhaps you fell at a friend’s home or a relative’s home, and you don’t want to cause a rift. Maybe you have embarrassment about falling at your favorite store, and you just want the problem to go away. Unfortunately, if you suffer significant injuries because of the unsafe property, your pain may linger, affecting your life.
By bringing a premises liability lawsuit, you can receive compensation for your injuries and any lost wages. Remember, the property owner has insurance that covers situations like this. Our premises liability law firm is ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
After suffering an injury on someone else’s property, contact the premises liability attorneys at Strong Law. Call us today at 206-741-1053 for a free consultation.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the responsibility of a property or building owner to maintain a safe area for visitors. If the property owner fails to repair or remove a hazard in a timely manner, and if that hazard leads to an injury accident, the owner is liable financially.
One of the most common types of premises liability cases occurs when someone slips and falls on another person’s property. For example, if the property owner fails to remove snow and ice from a sidewalk to the standards in the City of Tacoma Municipal Code, this could lead to a fall for a visitor. Our lawyers for a slip and fall accident then could file a premises liability case on your behalf, seeking financial compensation for your injuries.
Other situations that could lead to a premises liability case include:
- Tripping on a broken sidewalk
- Falling because of a broken stair
- Tripping over a torn carpet or unsecured rug
- Tripping over a box in a common walkway
- Bite from a loose dog
- Falling debris from an unsafe building or retaining wall
- Failing to provide adequate lighting to see hazards
- Failing to provide security to guard against attacks.
There may be situations other than these that could lead to a successful property injury claim. Our premises liability attorneys in Tacoma can help you determine whether you have a case.
Can Property Owners Avoid Accepting Blame for an Accident?
After you suffer an injury because of an unsafe situation on someone else’s property, the owner’s insurer may try to argue that he is not liable. For example, if the property owner had no ability to know about the issue ahead of time, your case will be more difficult to win.
With some property hazards, the owner must only place a sign in the area to warn visitors of a potential problem. Eventually, though, the property owner must fix the problem. A sign cannot remain in place indefinitely and absolve the owner from any potential liability.
Our team understands that some premises liability cases are more complex and challenging than others. Tough cases do not intimidate us, though. Once you choose to hire us, you can count on us to represent you to the best of our ability. Our premises liability lawyers prepare thoroughly for the negotiations with the insurance company, anticipating every eventuality. Should the insurer fail to negotiate fairly, we will be ready to represent you in a trial.
What You Can Expect from Our Premises Liability Attorneys in Tacoma
After Jed Strong founded Strong Law in 2016, our team adopted core principles of putting our clients first, treating our clients with integrity, and always being available to our clients. Our attorneys understand the difficulties families experience after a serious injury occurs.
Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in representing clients after they suffer an injury. When another party’s negligence leads to your injuries, you can be sure we will stand by your side. It may feel like you’re alone when an insurance company is not listening to your concerns about your long-term health. Our team doesn’t back down from insurers who are trying to bully you into accepting an unfair settlement.
Contact our Tacoma premises liability lawyers as soon as possible for a free consultation. Should you choose to hire us, we will be ready to begin working on your case immediately. Call us at 206-741-1053.
Common Questions About Property Injury Cases
Through our representation of many clients in premises liability lawsuits over the years, certain questions come up regularly.
Do I have to accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company?
No. You always have the right to seek a higher settlement amount through negotiations or through a court case. When you hire our premises liability law firm, we can help you determine whether the insurer is offering a fair settlement amount, based on your case’s circumstances. The final choice about whether to accept a settlement offer is always yours, though.
What if I find new injuries after accepting a settlement in a premises liability case?
Once a victim in a property injury case agrees to a financial settlement with the insurance company, this ends the case. You cannot go back and request more money later, even if you discover a new injury. We always recommend waiting to agree to a settlement until after your doctors are sure they have a complete diagnosis in hand.
How do I know if I should file a premises liability claim?
If you suffered injuries that require a doctor’s care after the accident, and if another person’s negligence led to the injuries, you can file a case. Always visit a doctor as soon as possible after the accident. After an exam and diagnosis of your injuries, you’ll have a better idea about whether you need to file a claim. Our team can help you decide.
What are some items eligible for compensation in a premises liability accident claim?
Victims have the ability to seek awards for items including:
- Costs of medical bills
- Costs of ongoing medical care
- Lost wages
- Costs for prescription drugs
- Judgment for pain and suffering.
How long can I wait before filing my property injury claim?
The state of Washington gives victims in premises liability cases up to three years to start the process of filing a claim. We don’t recommend waiting, though. The sooner you start the process, the better chance our team will have for discovering the facts in the case, helping you win the judgment you deserve.
“I hired Strong Law after my car accident. Jed and his team worked hard on my case. They were professional and compassionate through my surgery and as I recovered, and they were awesome on communication. I got justice and awesome compensation. I would recommend Strong Law to anyone in my situation.”
– Rick R.
“I want to thank Jed and Tory of Strong Law for their outstanding help with my case. The attention to details and keeping me informed at all times made for a positive outcome. Thank you again for your help, determination, and hard work. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an excellent lawyer.”
– Jaretta O.
“Unbelievable work! I had a claim involving my own insurance company. I tried to negotiate with them, and they completely denied my claim – two times. I then hired Strong Law, and the change was instant. The insurance company immediately began negotiating, and Jed was able to secure an unbelievably good settlement. I will never again attempt to take-on an insurance company without Strong Law in my corner. Thank you!”
– Jonathon S.
“Absolutely outstanding! I was involved in a motorcycle accident and Jed led the way! Definitely top notch! When it matters, call strong law!”
– Edwin S.
“While working a wrongful death case of my husband’s, throughout the legal process, Jed pursued every possible resource and angle to ensure that we would receive policy limits despite intense resistance from the representatives of the insurance companies. We are deeply grateful to him for the funds we received and the lasting friendship that grew out of the entire ordeal.”
Our Tacoma Premises Liability Attorneys Will Work Tirelessly to Protect Your Rights
One of the most difficult aspects of helping you receive a fair judgment in a property injury case is proving negligence. With some accidents on another person’s property, no one else is nearby. This means you may not have witnesses who can back up your story. Additionally, the insurance company representing the property owner may accuse you of intentionally causing your injury. These can be extremely frustrating situations to encounter. You are experiencing financial, physical, and emotional hardships after the accident. You just want to receive fair treatment.
Steps Our Premises Liability Lawyers Take to Fight for You
The Strong Law team will always have your best interests in mind. Count on our premises liability lawyers to treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve. We do not let insurance companies intimidate us or our clients by making false accusations. We investigate the case thoroughly, looking for witnesses who either saw the accident or who saw the condition of the property just before the accident. This information can help us prove negligence on the part of the property owner, helping you win a settlement.
It’s highly unlikely that a property owner created an unsafe situation on purpose. However, a lack of intent doesn’t absolve the owner from liability after you suffered an injury. Before allowing visitors onto the property, property owners must be certain the area is safe and free from hazards. Part of our premises liability attorney’s job when representing you is to show that the property owner had ample time to fix the issue.
You Do Not Pay Us Unless We Win a Settlement for You
At Strong Law, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge anything ahead of time. Instead, our fee comes from a percentage of the final settlement amount in the case. If our premises liability lawyers do not win your case, we do not receive payment. Call Strong Law at 206-741-1053 today for a free review of your case. We have offices in Tacoma, WA, Portland and Salt Lake City.