Injuries suffered while on another’s property – whether tripping and falling in a retail store or being scalded by hot water in a hotel – may be the direct result of negligence on the part of the building owner or property manager. That is because building owners and management companies are legally responsible for maintaining their property in a reasonably safe manner. Washington DC premises liability lawyer Kenneth Trombly and his legal team at the law firm of Trombly & Singer, PLLC help injured victims recover compensation from negligent property owners. Allow us to handle your legal claim so you can focus on recovering and moving forward with your life.
Duties of Property Owners in Washington, DC
DC property owners can be held financially liable in premises liability cases for injuries others suffer for failing to:
- Make needed repairs when there is a known defect or problem: This may include things such as broken railings, broken elevators, unsecured apartment buildings, carpeting that slips or bunches, water heaters that are set at too hot of a temperature, sidewalks with broken concrete, and uneven or icy surfaces.
- Warn people of unsafe conditions: Such as failures to put signage around slippery floors, and leaving notice that an elevator is broken or that a pool is unsupervised.
- Take reasonable action to make property conditions safe: For example, installing fencing to keep a dog on its own property, providing handrails in a stairwell, or proper lighting of a parking lot.
- Provide adequate security measures: Especially in places such as hotels, schools, and other places where it is reasonably foreseeable that criminal activity may occur.
Skilled in a Variety of Premises Liability Cases
Each of our Maryland and Washington DC personal injury lawyers has more than 30 years of legal experience helping people who have been injured, as well as families who have lost loved ones because of the negligence of others. While no two cases are identical, our firm has a track record of getting results, including financial compensation for people who were assaulted or raped in buildings that lacked adequate safety precautions. As an example, our attorneys received a verdict of over $300,000.00 in a Maryland court on behalf of a woman who was assaulted at a major retail store due to inadequate security.
The legal team at Trombly & Singer, PLLC, has also handled cases involving slip and fall accidents, elevator and escalator accidents, scaldings, pool accidents, defective building design leading to structural failure, defective sidewalks and other building maintenance problems causing injury. You can rest assured knowing a qualified Washington DC premises liability lawyer at our firm will aggressively stand up for your right to financial recovery for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For instance, our attorneys recovered over $700,000.00 for a woman who was seriously injured after falling into a manhole that was inadequately maintained in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Hire a Washington DC Premises Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on another person’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call our office at 202-775-8888 to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your case with a seasoned member of our legal team. We represent clients throughout Washington, DC and Maryland, including Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Prince George’s County. With the assistance of local counsel, we also represent clients in Virginia and other jurisdictions.