Homeowner Liability for Injuries
Were you injured while visiting someone’s home?
If you were injured while visiting someone’s home, we invite you
to contact a Portland personal injury lawyer at Paulson Coletti. People
who are injured by the negligence and carelessness of others may be able
to recover compensation for their injuries – this can include people
injured by a dangerous condition at someone else’s home.
Homeowner’s Insurance and Premises Liability Claims
The liability clause in most homeowner’s insurance policies may be
able to cover injuries that occurred on someone’s property. We recommend
that before you speak with the homeowner’s insurance company, you
speak with an attorney. Sometimes, insurance companies attempt to minimize
the value of these claims by offering a quick settlement that is far less
than the injured party deserves, or they attempt to shift liability for
the accident onto the injured party completely. Don’t let this happen to you.
The Importance of Going to the Hospital
After an injury on someone else’s property, it is vital to seek medical
attention right away. Even if you do not think your injuries are very
serious, medical attention after an injury is important for two reasons:
- It ensures that you receive the necessary treatment for your injuries
- It creates a paper trail or evidence of your injury, the date it occurred,
and the severity
Homeowner Liability for Injured Trespassers
Can trespassers injured while on private property file claims against the
property owner? There have been some cases where this has happened if
the injured trespasser can show that there were dangerous conditions on
the homeowner’s property that could have been avoided if the property
had been properly maintained.
Establishing a Premises Liability Claim
In order to establish a
premises liability claim, an injured individual must establish the following facts:
- The defendant(s) and that the defendant(s) owned, maintained, or operated
- An injury occurred on a property the defendant was responsible for
- There was a dangerous condition on the defendant’s property that
could likely cause death or serious bodily injury
- The injury occurred in connection with the dangerous condition on the property
Contacting a Portland Premises Liability Lawyer
The attorneys at Paulson Coletti have recovered millions of dollars in
verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients. For their excellence
in the field of personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, the firm has
been voted one of the “Best Law Firms” by US News. Those who
retain our law firm pay nothing unless we secure a recovery on their behalf.
If you were injured at someone’s home, contact Paulson Coletti for a
free case review.