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Legal Guidance When You Are Injured On Someone Else’s Property

Can a fall result in serious injury? Absolutely. Slip-and-fall and other premises liability cases occur with alarming frequency. Someone who falls may suffer an arm or leg fracture or a head injury. The bottom line in a serious slip- or trip-and-fall accident – whether it occurs in a restaurant or a mall entrance – is that if the accident was due to negligence on the part of the property owner, then the owner must pay.

At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, we work to ensure that responsible parties do pay. We want you to get the compensation you deserve in your premises liability case. Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation.

What Is A Dangerous Premises?

The term “slip-and-fall injury” is a broad descriptor for a great many types of falls, including those precipitated by slipping or tripping on slippery, sloped or rough surfaces. In parks, stores, office buildings and the parking lots around such places, people often suffer broken bones and other painful incidents.

The legal term “premises liability” refers to the responsibility that a property owner or manager has to people who live in, work in or visit places that may contain hazards. A responsible party should keep walkways clear, monitor security cameras and otherwise anticipate the need for safety on private or public properties.

Were you injured when you tripped on poorly maintained stairs while entering a public facility? Did you fall from a height at a construction site? Did a family member die after falling from a hotel balcony or a tour boat? After any such accident, you should get legal counsel to learn ways to recover compensation for injuries involving falls.

Representing Those Injured In Slip-And-Fall Accidents

At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, we handle a select number of slip-and-fall cases, especially those involving orthopedic injuries, which nearly always result in the need for surgery. If a hazardous condition (due to poor maintenance or upkeep) on another’s property causes you to fall and results in serious injuries, rely on us to remove the legal burden and help you obtain compensation. Typical slip-and-fall cases we handle include injuries such as:

  • Hip fractures
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL or knee ligaments)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tibia and fibula fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Herniated disks

These injuries can make it difficult to enjoy your life and support your loved ones. Compensation for your injury can help you with your medical care while you focus on what you need to do to recover.

An Attorney For Dog Bite Victims

If you have been bitten by a dog, whether you were on or off the responsible owner’s property, you have rights. We are lawyers who address compensation for costs involving medical necessities, cosmetic surgery and psychological rehabilitation after dog bites and other animal attacks.

Inadequate Security Violations

If you have been attacked in a parking garage or ramp and poor security or lighting is a major contributing factor, then speak with us about working to get the compensation you deserve and helping to hold property owners to higher safety standards.

The Property Owner’s Duty

There are specific duties that property owners are expected to perform. These duties can vary depending on the type of property and the reason for the visit. Generally, a property owner must ensure that their property is reasonably safe for those who are lawfully on the premises. This means that they must take reasonable steps to address any hazardous conditions on the property and provide adequate warnings to visitors of any potential dangers.

Dangerous Sites Commonly Resulting In Personal Injuries

Different types of properties present different risks for accidents. Construction sites, for example, may present risks due to heavy machinery, scaffolding and other construction materials. Retail stores, on the other hand, may have potential hazards such as slippery floors, unsecured merchandise and poor lighting. Playgrounds and amusement parks may have risks associated with poorly maintained equipment and insufficient safety measures. And, of course, homes with swimming pools may present the risk of drowning if proper safety measures are not in place.

Legal Remedies For People Injured On Dangerous Premises

Inadequate security claims are not uncommon in the state of West Virginia. We are attorneys who review accident reports and conduct thorough investigations when initiating injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits.

Any injuries occurring on public property should be analyzed under the West Virginia Governmental Tort Claims and Insurance Reform Act for potential liability of political subdivisions such as the various cities in the area. Specific provisions of the act sometimes grant immunity to political subdivisions. We understand them and apply evidence of circumstances under which cities and other public entities may still be held liable for negligent conduct.

Was Your Accident In Parkersburg?

From our law offices in Vienna, we at Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, often represent people in the surrounding communities, such as Parkersburg. This small West Virginia city stands out in the region because of its rich history, cultural diversity and distinctive landmarks. Established in the early 19th century, Parkersburg has a history that is deeply rooted in trade, river transportation and industrial development. Even today, such activities and the facilities associated with them sometimes lead to accidental injuries affecting workers and other local citizens as well as visitors to the area.

Parkersburg’s cultural tapestry is woven with influences from Native American heritage and European settlers, creating a unique blend that is reflected in local traditions and events. Events and activities related to the city’s unique cultural heritage occasionally become scenes of injury to participants. Through premises liability claims, injured people can pursue compensation to assist in their recoveries.

At the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers, this city offers a diverse range of outdoor recreational opportunities and a well-loved historic downtown. Was Parkersburg the scene of your accidental injury? Work with us, local attorneys who understand the setting where you were hurt.

Parkersburg boasts notable landmarks, such as the historic Blennerhassett Mansion on Blennerhassett Island, that encapsulate the elegance of the 19th-century estate. The Oil & Gas Museum celebrates the city’s role in the petroleum industry. The well-preserved Julia-Ann Square Historic District showcases Victorian architecture, offering a glimpse into the city’s architectural evolution.

The community’s amalgamation of history, diverse culture and iconic landmarks sets the town apart, providing a distinctive character that captivates residents and visitors alike. Well-known local attractions in Parkersburg also sometimes contain hazards such as worn-out steps and areas that have not been maintained or kept up to date. When visitors are injured, they need and deserve legal pathways to compensation for medical bills and other losses.

Get Experienced Support After An Injury On Public Or Private Property In West Virginia

If you have been injured in or near Vienna or Parkersburg due to the negligence of a property owner, then it is important that you take action as soon as possible. In any premises liability case, a thorough investigation is essential for proving intentional, wrongful or negligent actions in dangerous premises or inadequate security claims. This is what we do at Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC.

We are committed to helping our clients through every stage of the personal injury recovery process after they have been injured in public and private places. We offer free consultations to help you get started. To make an appointment in our Wood County office, contact our firm online or call 304-314-4768.