Premise Liability Lawyers in New Hampshire
Owners of any premises in New Hampshire have a legal obligation to provide a certain standard of safety and care for visitors or patrons. If the standard of care set by New Hampshire law is breached and an injury occurs, the victim may pursue damages against the owner. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may have grounds to pursue a premise liability personal injury case. The experienced and knowledgeable injury attorneys at Laws & Demers, PLLC, can evaluate your situation and see if we may be to help.
Levels of Protection
Before pursuing a premise liability case, it is important to know the different levels of protection afforded visitors of any premise in New Hampshire. The standard of care an owner has to ensure depends on who the visitor is and why they are there. Invitees are one type of visitor. This refers to customers or people who are on a premise for the purpose of doing business. In the case of invitees, the owner must inspect the property on a regular basis for hazards. The owner must correct those hazards or take proper steps to warn an invitee of a specific hazard. Another level of protection must be provided for Licensees. This refers to friends or acquaintances who are invited for a visit. An owner is still legally obligated to warn licensees of hazards and correct those hazards. However, the owner is under no legal obligation to inspect the premises. The third type of visitor that can be protected under premise liability law is a trespasser. It is not legal to create any kind of traps to ensnare or injure trespassers.
It may be challenging to pursue a premise liability personal injury case, but if you have been a victim, you should know your rights and what kind of damages you may be entitled to receive.
Types of Premise Liability Injuries
There are a wide variety of injuries or scenarios that may fall under premise liability law. Some of the most common situations in New Hampshire include:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Animal attacks or bites
- Broken elevators
- Unsafe merchandise displays
- Violent crimes related to security issues, or lack thereof
If you have been a victim, the personal injury attorneys at Laws & Demers, PLLC, can be your trusted source for aggressive representation that yields the results you need. You may have lost wages while you recover, mounting medical bills, and may possibly have a disability that prevents you from returning to work. Our firm can investigate your case, determine the liability of the premise owner, and fight to get you what you need to recover. We will interview witnesses, assess the scene, and gather any evidence necessary to prove your case. Being a victim of an injury can alter your entire life and affect your livelihood. We can help minimize the impact of the injury on your life. Let us help you get what you deserve and do all we can to help you move forward.
For questions or to schedule a consultation please contact us at 603-880-2000.