The premises liability attorneys at Thompson & Pureza help North Carolina people that have been hurt on another person's property obtain financial compensation for their losses. The law in North Carolina requires that property owners exercise due care to protect people who may come upon their property. Depending upon several factors, a person who has been injured may have different rights.
Types of Premises Liability
Residential Rental Liability
North Carolina has enacted the Residential Rental Agreements Act which sets out certain rights and obligations between the landlord and the tenant. Landlords who neglect to deal with issues like as structural damage, fire hazards and mold can be held responsible for the injuries or financial losses incurred by their tenants.
Beach Cottage and Vacation Home Premises Liability
North Carolina has also enacted the Vacation Rental Act which governs landlord duties with vacation rental houses. Our practice is located in a resort area which includes the beaches in Dare, Currituck and Hyde counties. Thousands of beach cottages are rented every year and many of them suffer from poor maintenance. The most common accidents we have handled involved the failure of deck railings, guard railings, steps and decks.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer from injuries such as broken bones, neck and back injuries. Slip and fall injuries can be caused by poor construction, improper floor maintenance, wet floors or holes in the floor itself.
Owners of venues such as nightclubs and shopping malls can be held liable for attacks such as robbery, rape and assault that happen on their property if it is determined that they did not provide appropriate security for the public.
Property owners can be held responsible by individuals bitten by their dog or for injuries sustained from a dog attack. Injuries can include lacerations, eye wounds, scarring and may require reconstructive surgery.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Pool owners must take the proper steps in securing their pool. It is generally recommended you surround the pool with a fence or barrier to prevent accidental drowning or injuries, which the pool owner can be held liable for.
Contact Us for Premises Liability Advice
The law firm of Thompson & Pureza has handled numerous cases involving premises liability throughout northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks. We have established strong working relationships with a number of expert witnesses who are available to identify the causes of premise accidents. We offer a free consultation to anyone who has been hurt because of a negligent property owner.