PREMISES LIABILITY – An injury on a property owned by someone else.

SLIP AND FALL

Slip and fall accidents happen all the time. A slippery floor at the grocery store, a damaged walkway, or a broken or uneven sidewalk can cause a serious injury. When these conditions are present, it is not your fault and you should not have to pay for the failure of others to properly maintain their property. Often times, without legal help, your case could end up without a leg to stand on. Our attorneys at M.S.B. offer experienced legal representation for victims of slip and fall accidents. We are here to help you get back on to your feet after your slip and fall.

Many times, the injuries resulting from a slip and fall include brain hemorrhage and lasting brain damage, skull fractures, broken bones and neck and spinal cord injuries. These injuries are almost always blamed on the victim by the at fault owner. The truth is, most all slip and fall injuries are 100% preventable and it is the duty of the owner to make sure their property is safe. Their failure to make their property safe is their fault!

Proving a slip and fall case can be difficult without the proper evidence and professionals supporting your case. At M.S.B. we have relationships with professionals in every area needed to properly evaluate and handle your claims.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a slip and fall that is not their fault, contact Mowrey, Shoemaker, Beardsley today.

HIDDEN DEFECTS / ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

Hidden Defects on a property that you visit can cause serious illness and injuries that impact your life in many ways. Often times, individuals and even groups of people contract illnesses from hidden defects causing them to get very sick and sometimes die. These defects include the existence of mold, asbestos and environmentally unsafe products in the air of the structure.

Other hidden defects include faulty construction, unclean surfaces and contaminated food preparing equipment. Each one of these conditions cause substantial harm to many individuals every day that are difficult to treat and even more difficult to overcome. If you are injured as a result of hidden defects like these explained contact the attorneys at M.S.B. for a free consultation to evaluate your conditions and claims.

Another area of concern for all individuals is <strong. Attractive nuisance law holds the landowner liable for injuries to children trespassing on the land if the injury is caused by a hazardous object or condition on the land that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the risk posed by the object or condition. These conditions include pools, abandoned cars, sand piles and trampolines. Children are injured every day in pools and on property that is not properly managed and secured.

To learn more about your rights when you or a loved one is injured as a result of the negligence of someone else, contact Mowrey, Shoemaker, Beardsley today.

DAMAGES

In a negligence case there are three types of damages: economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages.

Economic damages are damages for losses you sustain from past, present and future medical bills, loss of income, diminished ability to earn future income, and any out-of-pocket expenses that you incurred as a result of the injuries you sustained. These damages are calculable through medical bills, receipts, and estimates.

Non-economic damages are damages for loss of enjoyment for the capacity of life, pain & suffering, mental strain, fatigue, and loss of consortium (claim of a loved one’s loss of companionship, love, affection, etc.). These damages are based on emotion and feeling, and they cannot be calculated in the same manner as economic damages. Non-economic damages can very well be the larger damages awarded and recovered.

Punitive damages are damages for gross negligence where the negligent or intentional act is so heinous that the tortfeasor should be punished financially for the wrong they committed.

To learn more about Damages you may have, contact Mowrey, Shoemaker, Beardsley today.