Most people spend the majority of their lives in and on other properties than their own. Everywhere from our place of work to grocery stores is owned by someone else. While this doesn't normally have an impact on our day to day habits, it can quickly become important if something bad happens. While there are any number of injuries that can happen in our own homes, it is just as likely that we are hurt in another location. In fact, it happens often enough that these types of cases have their own umbrella term. These cases are called premise liability.
The concept of premise liability is very similar to the idea that when you are driving, you are responsible for everyone in your car. If someone is hurt on a property that you own, you may be held responsible if you have an unsafe condition which caused the injury. While you can't be found to be at fault for some things, like if they step on their own pant leg and fall over, there are many things that you can be held accountable for. This can include just about anything that you could have fixed or put a warning up to prevent.
If you have ever walked through a building and seen a “Wet Floor” sign, it may only seem like an act of precaution, but it's also a method to prevent a premise liability case. Issues like slippery floors can definitely cause injuries, and it is important for a property owner to make sure that anyone currently on their property knows this. While wet floors are one of the most common causes of injuries, someone can be hurt due to anything from a carpet ripple to faulty wiring to a misaligned door frame. These types of injuries can be, and often are, severe. It may come as a surprise how often these instances occur. It is important that you know what actions you can take if you were hurt on someone else's property due to their negligence.
If you suffered an injury outside your home due to someone else's actions, you may be able to argue a premise liability case. To do that, you're going to need help. Wayne Hardee has decades of experience as a lawyer taking on premise liability cases in North Carolina. These claims can be difficult, but with someone like Wayne on your side, you can breathe knowing that you have some of the best representation in the state. Give him a call today, and see how much of a difference he can make in your case!
When it comes to car accidents, there are any number of things that can go wrong. Even the smallest tap in the wrong spot can cause an injury that sidelines a person for years. You just never know how bad a crash is going to be until you are looked at by a medical professional. Most of the time, people are lucky and can walk away with minor injuries. However, even those best case scenarios often come with costly medical bills and most Americans simply don't have the savings to bounce back from that. This is why when your crash was caused by someone else's negligence, it is important to know what options you have.
While no one really ever wants to be involved in a lawsuit, sometimes there is no other option. When you have a lot of medical bills from treatments after a car accident, it can be hard to see what other options you have. Even if the accident wasn't your fault, you still need to be able to provide for yourself and your family. That can be difficult enough to do under the best of circumstances, but if you were hurt and can't work you may not have an alternative.
The biggest issue with accidents like these is that complications don't always show up right away. You can't file a lawsuit if you don't develop a medical issue immediately. This is where something called the discovery rule comes into play. The statute of limitations for personal injury of three years won't begin until an injury is noticed, meaning that if you had a car wreck, but didn't realize you were injured until days later (which happens often), your three year span will begin when “bodily harm becomes apparent or ought to have become apparent”. This is one of the reasons you have a bit of time to file. Regardless of whether or not you or a loved one was injured, though, it's still a good idea to speak to an attorney following an accident. Just because you weren't hurt doesn't mean you won't need recompense for other damages.
If you do decide that a lawsuit is needed, give Wayne Hardee Law a call. He has decades of experience with this type of fight, and will do everything he can to get you the compensation you deserve, both for the damage done to your vehicle and your self. Make sure that you have a strong legal team on your side, so you can focus on your recovery and get back to your life before the crash. Give us a call today, and see how much of a difference we can make in your case!
Drunk driving is not something that should be taken lightly. When someone gets behind the wheel while intoxicated, they run a considerably higher chance of causing an accident that can seriously injure or even kill another person. Alcohol impairs a person's ability to make clear and lucid choices as well as their reaction time if something goes wrong, which makes it extremely dangerous to drive after consumption. Unfortunately, many people continue to do it, and it endangers those around them. Drunk driving is a very serious issue that hits close to home for a large number of people. This is why it's important to make sure that you have a lawyer who can help guide you through this difficult time.
Far too many people know someone who was injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. These crashes always seem like even more of a tragedy because they did not have to happen. In today's society, there are so many alternative options to driving drunk. Calling a friend on your cell phone or using an app to get a ride home can happen without even breaking a sweat, so there is never an excuse to get behind the wheel if you've been drinking. This fact just makes accidents that do happen all the worse.
Injuries sustained in drunk driving accidents can range from simple bruising to severe injuries and may even include death. While we obviously never want to hear about someone being hurt or killed, we know that it does occur and want to help. Any time someone is injured due to someone else's negligence, there is a possibility for compensation. Drunk driving accidents are certainly no exception, and pay out higher rates of compensation. We know that money won't solve everything, but it can definitely help with the surprise medical bills and lost wages that you may be experiencing from being out of work while you recover. It may also mean the difference between you being able to fully recover or feeling the need to go back to work too soon and hurting yourself more.
The key to getting the compensation that you deserve after being involved in a drunk driving accident is having a good legal team. Wayne Hardee has decades of experience with these types of cases in the state of North Carolina, and won't give up until you are compensated fairly. If you were hurt because someone was driving drunk, give us a call. See how much of a difference we make in your case!