Do You Need an Attorney to Bring a Premises Liability Lawsuit?

Man in leg brace with crutches - close up of leg

Man in leg brace with crutches - close up of leg

When you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering.

When injury is minor, it may be possible to settle your claim without legal assistance. When injury is severe, it is always a good idea to talk to an attorney.

Why Hire a Lawyer?

When you are injured on someone else’s property, their insurance – and potentially attorneys – will get involved immediately. These companies often try to offer a quick settlement in order to resolve the issue before you can get a lawyer involved. Be aware: In many cases, the initial offer from insurance is insufficient.

Having a premises liability attorney on your side helps ensure you are not taken advantage of. It also helps protect your interests and allows all of your damages, including those that are not monetary, to be considered.

Going it alone places your settlement into the hands of companies and individuals that may not be concerned about your wellbeing.

Insurance companies and their attorneys may engage in tactics of intimidation and coercion to silence victims of serious injury. When you hire a lawyer, you are choosing to protect yourself against these strategies – and to seek compensation for the full extent of your damages.

Examples of Premises Liability

You may want to speak with one of our Redondo Beach personal injury lawyers if you have been injured in an accident caused or exacerbated by things including:

  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Poor lighting
  • Missing safety features
  • Negligent security
  • Faulty wiring

Injuries sustained under these conditions may come from slip and fall accidents, crushing accidents, and even acts of violence such as robbery or assault.

If you have sustained a serious injury while legally on someone else’s property, your best bet is to speak with a premises liability lawyer before you accept an insurance offer. Once you have accepted an offer from insurance, you will no longer be able to take legal action.

Call Kirtland & Packard at (310) 536-1000 to schedule a free consultation at our Redondo Beach office and learn more about your rights.