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Premises Liability

Have you been injured on someone else's property?

Property owners are obligated to undertake reasonable steps to protect visitors from injuries while on their property. They are required to maintain the property, provide reasonable security, basic safety, sufficient lighting, and control animals and persons on the premises.  

Only an experienced attorney can advise you whether the owner may be at fault for failing to take reasonable measures to protect persons lawfully on its property from harm or injury. Not every premises-related injury is one that can be sued or pursued by making a claim against the property owner. Insurance companies know that when a claimant is represented by the Lynn Law Firm, the claim is valid and supported by the facts, as well as expert opinion(s), where necessary.  

An important factor in premises liability cases is the availability and amount of the owner’s property liability insurance. Almost all business and homeowners carry liability insurance that provides coverage in the event they are sued by someone injured on their premises. That is why it is common for an insurance adjuster to try to contact you after you have been injured, seeking a statement, photographs, documents, or other information. All of this information taken from you, often in a time of extreme stress, may be used against you in a subsequent court case. That is why you should speak to one of the attorneys at the Lynn Law Firm before you speak to anyone from an insurance company. You will receive advice to make sure your rights are protected.  

If you contact the Lynn Law Firm for a free consultation, you will receive candid advice as to whether you have a valid legal claim. Our attorneys advice comes with the benefit of courtroom tested experience, as well as tenacious, creative advocacy on behalf of our clients in difficult cases.  

Premises liability cases are often as individual and unique as the clients who bring them. They include everything from the trip or slip and fall accident, snow and ice removal, negligent property maintenance, failure to control domestic animals, to the more challenging negligent security cases, where the claim is made that the failure to provide reasonable security measures caused or contributed to injuries or death caused by the perpetrator of a crime.  

Examples of Resolved Cases

  • $2,200,000 for a 45-year-old painter who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall down stairs to a restaurant restroom.  
  • $1,500,000 for the Estate of a graduate student murdered by a maintenance worker in off-campus student housing.  
  • $275,000 settlement in a dog bite case.  
  • $750,000 settlement in a lead paint case.  
  • $825,000 settlement by a mother on behalf of her injured and deceased children in a trailer fire case.
  • $9,000,000 jury verdict in favor of a woman who suffered an above-the-knee amputation in a pedestrian/automobile accident in a parking garage.  
  • $250,000 settlement by a 30-year-old Sheriff’s Deputy who suffered a closed-head injury while attempting to climb a balcony to enter an apartment in the course of responding to an apartment complex fire.  
  • $1,300,000 settlement by the Estate of parents murdered by their son, who had escaped from a psychiatric ward.   
  • $850,000 settlement by the Estate of a woman murdered while she was an in-patient at a hospital.
  • $250,000 settlement by a law enforcement officer struck in the head by a flashlight during a fire rescue.  
  • $690,000 settlement by a plaintiff who suffered a closed-head injury following a fall down stairs in a bar.   
  • $2,200,000 settlement for a restaurant patron who suffered brain damage as a result of a fall down stairs with an unsafe handrail.