In the state of North Carolina, people who have been injured while visiting other people's properties may file a personal injury lawsuit known as a premises liability claim. When people file premises liability claims and they are successful, meaning they win an award or settle their cases, they can receive damages for their medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, trauma and pain and suffering.
In order for people to be eligible to file claims, they must be able to prove a few things. First, they must be able to prove that a dangerous condition existed on the other person's property. Second, they must prove that the person know the dangerous condition existed and did nothing to correct it (this is called proving negligence). Finally, people must be able to prove that because the person was negligent, they suffered injuries.
All of these elements are crucial in the success of any premises liability claim. However, they can be very difficult to prove without help from a North Carolina personal injury lawyer, like the lawyers at the Lanier Law Group, P.A. If you have been injured while visiting another person's property, contact our law office now!