As careful as we may be, accidents happen. If you have suffered an injury while on someone else’s property, you may have the grounds to pursue a premises liability claim to collect compensation. In Washington state, property owners are obligated to keep their premises safe for visitors and customers. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to secure compensation that can help you cover the medical costs and lost wages stemming from your injury. Call NBF Accident Law today to learn more about how we can help you pursue a premises liability claim.
Understanding Premises Liability in Washington State
Under Washington state law, property owners must maintain safe premises for lawful visitors. This means that commercial property owners, such as retail stores, must ensure that the building and surrounding property are free from hazards. Private property owners are also obligated to keep their premises safe for lawful visitors (i.e., mail carriers, friends, family, etc.). If a visitor or shopper slips on a slick surface or trips over an uneven surface, they may take legal action against the owner to hold them accountable for failing to keep the premises safe. Property owners are legally responsible for regularly assessing their premises to identify any hazardous conditions. If they find a safety issue, they must post visible warnings and take steps to repair the problem as soon as possible.
Building a Strong Premises Liability Claim
If you have suffered an injury while shopping at a store or visiting a private residence in the Seattle area, you may have the grounds to pursue compensation. Although slip-and-fall accidents are the most common types of premises liability injuries, exposed wires, uneven surfaces, and other hazards can lead to painful and costly injuries. As you face these unanticipated expenses and lost wages, it’s essential to recognize that you are not alone during this challenging time. Reach out to NBF Accident Law to learn more about how we can help you pursue a premises liability claim to secure the compensation you need to support your recovery.