Wilmington Premises Liability Lawyers
We represent you when you’re hurt due to a property owner’s negligence
Injuries are an unfortunate part of life. Countless Americans get hurt every day –often as a result of their own clumsiness or carelessness. But sometimes, someone else is at fault. When a property owner is to blame, the Wilmington premises liability lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, do everything necessary to resolve your case.
A brief explanation of premises liability
When we go to someone else’s house, a restaurant, hotel, the movies or the mall, the last thing on our minds is getting hurt. That’s because we all assume those places are safe. More specifically, we assume the people in charge of those facilities have done everything necessary to ensure nothing bad will happen to us. As attorneys, when we talk about premises liability, we are referring to a situation in which a property owner purposefully ignores or fails to correct unsafe conditions. This deliberate conduct or negligence then results in someone being injured. Some examples of cases in which premises liability is a factor follow:
- Amusement park accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Failure to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, parking lots and so forth
- Failure to provide adequate warning about hazardous conditions
- Failure to provide enough security for the facility (resulting in injury or assault)
- Hotel accidents
- Improper or inadequate property maintenance
- Slip and fall cases
- Swimming pool accidents
- Poor or improper lighting on the property
- Property or equipment defects
When can I sue the owner of the premises where I was hurt?
The most common advice you’ll probably hear from friends and family after you have been hurt is that you should sue the person responsible. With medical bills and other expenses adding up, that sounds tempting. But how do you know when you have a legitimate case? In Delaware, it doesn’t matter if you are on someone else’s property as a “guest without payment” or if you are there without permission. In most cases, the owner or “occupier” of the property where you were hurt is not liable. However, there are two exceptions. The first is if he or she deliberately caused the accident in which you were injured. The second is if the accident and injury stemmed from “the willful or wanton disregard of the rights of others.”
If you Believe a Property Owner caused your Injury, Contact our Wilmington Premises Liability Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC
Premises liability law is often confusing to the general public. If you were hurt on someone else’s property – or even on the grounds of your condominium or apartment building – it is important to speak with a qualified premises injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact the Wilmington office of McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC today. You may contact us online or call us at either 302-888-1221 or 215-569-8488 to schedule a free initial consultation of your situation with our Wilmington personal injury lawyers. We represent injured victims and families throughout the state of Delaware as well as in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.