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Premesis Liability and Personal Injury

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Many people may be under the misconception that if they are injured on someone else’s property, such as at a restaurant or a hotel, that the incident was a result of their own carelessness or negligence and that they have to bear any resulting costs themselves.  This is often not the case.

At Hollberg & Weaver, we want to secure a meaningful recovery for you if you have been injured as the result of the negligence of others.  We do not take every case and we do not believe that everyone who gets hurt necessarily has a claim against someone else.  However, we are experienced in premises liability and the duties that property owners have with regard to people visiting their establishments.  Eliminating hazardous conditions is more than a common courtesy, it is a legal duty.

What information is important in determining if a property owner is liable for the injuries I sustained on his/her premises?

There are a number of factors that must be considered in determining the viability of a premises liability case.  Some of these include: (1) Was the condition on the property truly a hazard? (2) Was the property owner aware, or should he/she have been aware, of the hazardous condition? (3) Had you successfully negotiated the hazardous condition before? (4) Was there adequate warning or notice of the hazardous condition? (5) Were you distracted when you encountered the hazardous condition?

These are just a few of the things we will discuss with you and investigate if you let us handle your personal injury case.

We have had success in handling situations involving premises liability.

In one instance, Hollberg and Weaver represented a plaintiff who was injured when struck by a limb from a neighbor’s tree and suffered substantial injuries.  The case went to trial and was settled on the third day of the jury trial.  In another case a woman was injured when she tripped on an uneven walkway and broke her leg.  We were able to satisfactorily settle her case before going to trial.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a hazardous condition on someone’s property, the attorneys at Hollberg & Weaver can offer you the experience and excellence necessary to obtain a just result.  Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss how we can move forward in helping you recover for your injuries.

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