Property Negligence Can Be Costly
Business owners, homeowners and other property owners are responsible for the safety of customers and visitors. If failure to maintain their premises in a safe manner results in someone's serious injury, those owners may be liable for damages.
The Law Offices of Joseph J. Rhoades in Wilmington and Bear represents victims of personal injury in New Castle County and throughout Delaware. We have obtained good results in slip-and-fall accidents and other premises liability cases. If you or a loved one was injured through a property owner's negligence, contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Our experienced lawyers have successfully sued owners of retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, apartment buildings and private homes for injuries caused by unsafe conditions:
- Spills, leaks and slippery floors
- Construction defects and tripping hazards
- Falling merchandise or sharp protrusions
- Broken stairs or missing railings
- Other safety hazards
- Failure to warn of known hazards
To obtain compensation, we have to prove that the owner knew or had reason to know of the dangerous condition and had sufficient time to fix it. For example, one client suffered a severe foot injury tripping over a sidewalk section that had settled almost a full inch. Our engineering expert concluded that the hazard did not occur overnight but took a long time to develop — someone should have noticed and done something to correct it.
Full Compensation For Slip-And-Fall Or Trip-And-Fall Injuries
We act quickly to preserve photo evidence of the hazard and witness accounts, and we look into code violations and previous safety complaints against the owner. We know that slipping and tripping accidents can cause serious and lasting injuries such as bone fractures, back injuries, soft tissue damage, head trauma and facial injuries.
We work to ensure that our clients are compensated for medical care and future surgery, as well as lost earnings, any permanent disability and damages for pain and suffering.
Call For More Information After A Premises Liability Accident
To talk with an experienced Delaware premises liability attorney, call our Wilmington office at 302-427-9500 or contact us online.