Medford Premise Liability Attorneys
A lot of injury law (“tort” law) boils down to legal “recipes.” If you have all the ingredients, you have a case – the wrongdoer is liable for a tort. If an elements is missing, you have no case – no tort.
The legal recipe revolves around these basic ingredients:
Who was the victim? (e.g., child, blind person, guest, customer, trespasser, etc.)
Was the thing/condition that caused injury unreasonably dangerous?
Did the owner (or possessor) know about it?
If not, should they have known about it?
If so, did they try to make it safe?
Did they try hard enough?
How obvious was the danger?
Some examples of viable premises liability injury cases:
• WD-40 on the floor of the department store to help slide pallets (one of our cases).
• A pool with no gate where children often frequented (this resulted in a child’s death).
• “That weak spot” in the front porch (our client fractured her leg in one of these).
• Booby traps: Like when a landowner strung barbed wire to “keep those kids off my lawn!” (This was a case we handled – idiot property owner).
• An unlit ATM machine where robberies have already taken place (bank may be liable).
It’s crucial to get photos, witnesses, and any other proof right away because the condition that caused the injury may be fixed the next day.
Insurance companies are skilled at ambushing injury victims. For example, an out-of-state tire vendor poorly stacked a dozen truck tires in a store. The stack fell and broke a man’s back. The man did all he could to heal but was left walking bent over at the waist; he lost his job, his home, his health, and his bright future. Then through underhanded tricks at court, the insurance company cut his case in half. The man left the court room bent from his injuries, and broken in spirit knowing he’d just lost his one chance to get a fair shake. Don’t let this kind of abuse happen to you.
We’ve handled numerous property injury cases (premises liability, slip and fall cases) that achieved a good result; we can put that experience on your side to help you get back on your feet, cover your medical bills, and keep your credit from getting ruined.
The system is lopsided, in favor of insurance companies. If you’ve suffered a property-related injury, we can help level your playing field. We can stand for you against the insurance companies. We know their weaknesses from an insider’s vantage point. They have in-house lawyers, working full-time against injury victims like you; you need someone on your side who knows how they work. Click About Us.
Dog bite injuries are often covered by homeowners or renters insurance. For example, we fought to help an elderly dog-bite victim whose thigh was ripped open by a 100-pound pit bull. The dog-owner had no insurance or assets; and he fled the scene at midnight in his camper along with his five other dogs. However, we were able to prove that his landlord knew about the vicious dogs and didn’t do anything about it. This fact forced the landlord’s insurance to pay for our elderly client’s extensive surgeries, scarring, horrific near-death experience, and extreme pain.
We work to get you the best possible settlement without going to trial; an estimated 95% of our cases settle without going to the courthouse. And if your case is one of the few that does have to go to trial, then we have the skills and experience to win. One of our recent trial verdicts was $550,000 against a premier Portland defense law firm.*
We guide you through the process to recover from what you’ve been through. Call us now at (541)772-3266 for a FREE initial phone consultation with a Medford Property Injury Lawyer.
BEWARE — POSSIBLE SHORT-DEADLINE ALERT: If your landlord owned or controlled the property containing the unreasonably dangerous condition where you got hurt, then you have a shorter than normal deadline–usually within one year–to avail yourself of additional advantages under the law (the Oregon Landlord-Tenant Act). There are exceptions that can extend that deadline, but don’t take the risk. File your notice early!*
ALSO: If the property owner/occupier/controller was a governmental entity, then you would likewise have a much shorter deadline than normal (180 days!). Consult with us to protect your rights or they could be lost automatically.*