New Hampshire Premises Liability Lawyers
Seasoned Trial Lawyers for All Your Personal Injury Claims
Under premises liability law in New Hampshire, if you sustain a serious injury due to the unreasonably dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, you may have cause for a personal injury claim. The laws surrounding this type of issue are complex, which is why it is highly recommended that you seek the counsel of an experienced attorney. You will have three years under a statute of limitations to file such a claim.
At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., we are well-versed in the all of the complexities connected with premises liability claims for both injury and personal property damages. Our firm of highly-experienced trial lawyers has been successfully representing the injured in New Hampshire since 1997. We have built a reputation throughout the state for effective personal injury legal representation that has been acknowledged by such industry organizations as Martindale Hubbell®, Avvo, and the Super Lawyers® list.
Understanding Premises Liability Law
Just because you slipped and fell on someone else’s property does not automatically qualify you to file a premises liability claim. Additionally, just because there may have been a questionably unsafe condition on the property does not mean that the property owner or manager is liable. What needs to be demonstrated in a premises liability claim is that the owner or manager had knowledge of or should reasonably have had knowledge of the dangerous condition and did not take an action to repair the condition.
Premises liability cases can be based on a wide variety of scenarios. Examples include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Leaks and floods
- Toxic chemical or fumes
- Assaults due to inadequate or lack of proper security
Injuries from premises liability cases can occur on residential as well as commercial properties, such as hotels, restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, sports arenas, and more. Owners and managers of these premises owe a duty of care to any lawful visitors such as clients, customers, patients, vendors, and employees. When that duty of care is breached leading to injury, it may be grounds for a valid claim seeking compensation for the injury-related losses of medical expenses, loss of wages, and more.