Determined D.C. Premises Liability Attorneys Fight for Accident Victims
Experienced slip and fall lawyers seek full compensation for injured clients in the Washington area
Commercial and residential property owners and managers have a duty to maintain their homes, stores and general grounds in good repair — or to properly warn visitors if there are known hazards to be avoided. When property owners fail to do so and you suffer harm as a result, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, our injury attorneys have experience representing people in the Washington area and throughout District of Columbia who've been injured on someone's property due to the owner's negligence. We possess an impressive knowledge of D.C. premises liability laws and a strong commitment to hold the responsible property owner accountable for your harm.
Skilled premises liability firm helps you prove negligence
When we represent you in a premises liability case, we must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent — that the owner, whether a person or business, failed to use reasonable care maintaining the property safely for visitors. Visitors are those such as invitees and licensees who have a legal right to be on someone else's property. Not all such accidents, however, automatically make property owners liable: you must be able to show that the owner knew or should have reasonably known that unsafe conditions existed and failed to remedy them, and that those conditions were the cause of your injury.
Knowledgeable attorneys advise clients injured in a range of accidents
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability cases. They can be caused by a wide range of hazardous conditions, such as wet floors, cracked pavement, uneven steps, and snow- and ice-covered sidewalks. Falls on these surfaces can result in injuries that range in severity from cuts and bruises to broken bones and head trauma. If you've slipped and fallen on someone's premises, we will press your case to hold the property owner accountable for the harm you've suffered.
Premises liability suits may also be brought for other types of property accidents, involving injuries caused by:
- Inadequate security
- Unsafe structures
- Building collapses
- Falling objects
- Construction zone conditions
- Elevator or escalator failures
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Dog bites
For any injuries suffered on someone's premises in which the property owner can be held liable, we will work to get you the full, fair compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other relevant damages.
Assertive advocates take a detailed approach to your case
To succeed in your case, we undertake a full investigation of the circumstances behind your accident. That may include:
- Consulting medical professionals to verify the extent of your injuries and the cost of recovery
- Photographing the scene of your accident and preserving other evidence
- Researching whether anyone else has been injured in the same location, or if anyone has previously complained about the property’s condition
We have helped clients file suit against property owners, tenants, landlords, security guards and companies, management companies, and other at-fault parties in premises liability claims. In all cases, clients can count on us to structure sound arguments to press for the maximum compensation possible.
Contact our D.C. premises liability lawyers for tenacious representation
May Lightfoot, PLLC provides tireless assistance to clients throughout the District of Columbia who have been injured on another person’s property. Call our Washington office at 202-919-6463 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.