Businesses and homeowners carry property insurance for a few very good reasons. The first reason is to protect the property itself for instances in which property damage occurs, such as a fire, tornado, hurricane or other natural cause. The second reason is to protect their liability in instances where a person injures themselves on the property. Although many personal injuries are the result of a slip and fall accident, there are many other instances that can cause a premises liability claim.
Portland, Oregon, Premises Liability Attorney
As a personal injury attorney, I have been able to help individuals in Portland, Oregon, and surrounding areas, who have a personal injury claim related to an injury which occurred on someone else’s property.
Key Considerations for Premises Liability Claims
There are instances in which receiving compensation for a claim is highly unlikely, and I will let you know if your case does not appear to have merit. For example, if you slipped and fell or tripped and broke a leg while running around a pool area where “No Running” signage was clearly and prominently displayed, you may have a difficult case.
In general, there are a few key considerations that will enable us to make a clear case for personal injury compensation from a home owner or business owner and their insurance policy.
- Liability — We would need to determine if the property owner is liable. Were you invited or permitted on the property? Or were you trespassing? It makes a difference.
- Negligence — We would need to show that the property owner was negligent in some way. Is the property in good condition with appropriate signage? If a floor is wet, or a stair step is crooked, or there is a chipped floor tile sticking up, it may make a difference.
- Damage — Is the injury well defined and clearly a result of the accident or condition of the property? If you slipped and sprained your back, but the week prior you slid into home plate and missed three days of work, your case will perhaps be more difficult to prove. Injuries which are not clearly defined in terms of when they occurred or the severity of the injury, are more difficult to pursue.
Typical Premises Liability Injuries and Accidents
The types of injuries and accidents with which I have experience and will accept include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bit injuries
- Broken bones, broken hips or other fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
Call (503) 296-6777 for Initial Consultation
I offer a free initial consultation for potential personal injury plaintiffs. I accept premises liability and other personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. My law office is conveniently located in Portland, Oregon, although I represent clients from a much wider area. Send me an e-mail if you need a lawyer’s help with your personal injury litigation or legal concern.