Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)

All North Carolina property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their property is safe for their customers and guests. When a Charlotte landowner fails to properly maintain his premises and a guest is injured due to that failure, the owner is liable for the resulting damages.  Damages may include medical expenses, lost income, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

Premises liability claims are commonly referred to as "slip and fall" cases.  These accidents occur in a variety of circumstances.  A business may fail to properly address liquid on a floor.  Property owners sometimes fail to adequately maintain sidewalks, staircases, lighting, etc.  When the property owner fails to meet the legal standard of care, that negligence often results in serious personal injury.  Our firm is dedicated to pursuing your appropriate remedies in this scenario.  

There are a variety of legal issues to consider with a premises liability case.  It is critical to consult an experienced attorney promptly to understand the various factors of your case.  For instance, if you sustain such an accident while working, you may also have a worker's compensation claim in addition to a premises liability claim.  Mr. Shumate can explain specifically how the claims interact and how you should proceed.  Furthermore, the difficult North Carolina contributory negligence law applies to these claims.  It is very important to discuss your injury immediately with our office, so we can explain how the law applies to your specific case.  

These accidents often result in significant injuries, and they result in devastating financial loss. We are dedicated to providing sound legal advice and aggressive representation to you.  Mr. Shumate believes in giving every client the personal attention and service they deserve.   We encourage you to contact us promptly to better understand your options.

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