When you have been injured, hiring a premises liability attorney is very important. Check out our steps to choosing a premises liability attorney about what you need to know to hire the best lawyer.
Recently, someone from North Carolina called my office about a horrible fall that had left them going through surgery and with hardware in their ankle. They were injured because something caused them to step into a hole and twist their foot when they didn’t see the hole. When you have a premises liability case in North Carolina, you need to look for three things. You need an attorney that’s going to understand the medicine in your case. When you have a serious injury where you have to have surgery and you have to have your foot put back together, you’re going to need someone that can communicate with the doctor and take the medical concepts that are involved in your case and make them simple: simple to explain to a jury, simple to explain to you, and simple to portray in a visual aid.
Second, you’re going to need an attorney that’s experienced with premises liability cases. The reason you’re going to need an attorney that’s experienced is because, in North Carolina, we have a very harsh law called contributory negligence. That’s lawyer talk, but essentially, that means that you’re going to be blamed for not looking where you were going. You’re going to be told that this was your fault.
You’re going to be told that, even if you were there to spend your money at those premises, or you were there to deliver goods that someone at those premises had ordered, or you were there because you were invited to be there. The owner of those premises and the controller of those premises didn’t guard against you falling into the hole or stepping into the hole, and they didn’t warn anyone about it. You need an attorney that understands how falls occur.
The third thing you’re going to need is you’re going to need expert witnesses that understand how falls occur and can explain that to judges when they’re looking to see whether this was your fault and whether your case should be kicked out of court.
When you have a serious injury from a fall on somebody’s unsafe premises, you need to look for those three things: how to understand the injury, how to understand the fall, and how to understand experts that can protect your case from being kicked out of court. We have prosecuted premises cases in North Carolina. We’ve dealt with all three of those problems. Call our office and let us talk to you so that we can protect you from the beginning of your case. We want to make sure that you get a chance to put your case on before a jury in a way in which you can win a verdict that reflects what has happened to you. Call our office; we are here for you.
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Were you or a loved one seriously injured on another person’s property in North Carolina and have questions about hiring a premises liability attorney? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC premises liability lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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