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 the property
  • 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.