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Premises Liability Attorney Holding Property Owners Accountable For Dangerous Conditions

A slip-and-fall accident might not sound as serious as a car accident — until you experience one for yourself. The pain and disability you are going through could be because the owners of the property where you fell did a poor job keeping the premises reasonably safe. If that is true, you could have the right to full compensation from the property owners for the harm you have suffered.

With more than 40 years of experience in personal injury law, our attorney at The Bendell Law Firm, PLLC, is ready to assist you with your premises liability claim. Jim Bendell believes in personal attention for each of his clients. When you hire Mr. Bendell, he is the one you work with, not a paralegal, associate or legal secretary. His deep knowledge of premises liability and personal injury law will give you an advantage when taking on the property owners and their insurance company.

What Is A Premises Liability Claim?

A premises liability case is not the result of a pure “accident.” These incidents often happen because the promises’ owners or managers failed in a legal duty to their patrons, tenants or visitors. Owners must keep their buildings and grounds reasonably free from safety hazards. Slip-and-fall injuries are one type of premises liability claim. Property owners can also be accountable for injuries arising from:

  • An icy sidewalk or parking lot
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Broken steps or handrails
  • A staircase not build to code
  • Poorly lit hallways
  • Uneven flooring
  • Holes in the ground hidden by debris or dead leaves
  • Balconies with broken or missing guard rails
  • Falling merchandise
  • Construction zone hazards
  • Exposed electrical wiring

You might not realize that you are walking into one of these traps until it is too late. Idaho law requires property owners to take reasonable steps to either 1) repair hidden hazards or 2) warn legal visitors. This can be as simple as mopping water from the floor or posting a warning sign near a broken stairwell. A property owner who fails to live up to this duty puts their customers and other visitors at serious risk. When an accident happens as a result of this negligence, the victim can sue the property owner for compensation.

Effective Legal Strategies For Compensation After An Injury On Unsafe Premises

We will investigate your case thoroughly and determine how your fall happened, along with how much you deserve in compensation for things like your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Jim Bendell is a former insurance defense lawyer. He knows how insurers and their attorneys operate and how to hold them to their legal responsibilities. Mr. Bendell and the rest of our team will do everything possible to ensure a reasonable claim settlement or trial verdict.

Find Out If You Have A Case

We invite you to discuss your slip-and-fall or premises liability case with Jim Bendell. The initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation. Call The Bendell Law Firm, PLLC, today at 208-981-0555 or use our online intake form. Our firm represents clients in North Idaho, including Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene.