Defendant’s Awareness of the Hazard

The defendant’s awareness of the hazard that caused your injury has a huge impact on your injury case in North Carolina. Call our office today to fight for you.

Question:

Could I still recover damages if the defendant claims they were not aware of the hazard?

Answer:

Recently, someone called ENTER TITLEmy office and wanted to know what they could do, since a store claimed they didn’t have any notice about a trip hazard in their store that had injured this person. When this situation occurs, the store owner is really being what we called disingenuous or, to put it more simply, they’re just being fake. The reality is, a store owner has a duty to inspect for trip hazards on a periodic basis to make sure that a trip hazard doesn’t develop that they’re not aware of so that they can eliminate that trip hazard. When a store owner says that they weren’t aware, what it really means is they weren’t doing the proper inspections. They weren’t doing inspections on a periodic, regular basis, so that they could become aware of hazards.

If you have encountered that type of store owner, this means they are going to attempt to wiggle out of their responsibility to you. If you’ve had a serious injury and you’ve got serious medical problems, you need to contact an experienced premises liability attorney right away to take steps to protect yourself from a store and store manager looking to get out of the case by saying they didn’t really have notice, when they know they’re supposed to do periodic inspections. That’s disingenuous; that’s fake. You need an experienced attorney. Give us a call and don’t wait.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured on another person’s property in North Carolina and have questions about the defendant’s awareness of the hazard? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC premises liability lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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