When you are injured because of an unsafe property or building condition, you may have the right to make a claim for your injuries against the owner of the property.
The experienced premises liability attorneys at Buckley & Associates can help you pursue your case and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us today at (206) 622-1100 to speak with one of our multi-lingual staff members about resolving your legal case.
Types of Premises Liability
Premises liability refers to the liability of the landowner when you are injured on their property. There are many possible causes for your injury, including:
- Slip and fall
- Negligent security
- Inadequate property maintenance
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Collapsing structures
Determining Your Status
Under Washington law, whether or not you can recover for injuries sustained on someone else's property depends on what your legal status was when you received the injuries. The property owner's duty is higher for some people, such as business invitees.
You will fall into one of three categories:
- Invitee - an invitee was expressly or impliedly invited onto the property for business purposes
- Licensee- a licensee has the owner's permission to be on the property, but was not specifically invited, such as a social guest
- Trespasser- a trespasser is on the owner's property without permission
A landowner owes the highest duty of care to an invitee. For an invitee, a landowner must actively look for and correct problems with the premises. If an issue cannot be fixed, the landowner must warn invitees of the problem. When these duties were not fulfilled, you may have a case against the property owner.
Buckley & Associates Can Help
Our experienced premises liability lawyers can evaluate your case and determine the nature and extent of the property owner's duty to you. We will recommend the best course of action for your case and work diligently to ensure that you receive the compensation you are due for your injuries under the law.
Were you injured on someone else's property? Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation. Our lawyers represent clients throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas and the state of Washington.