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Colburn Law

Bothell Premises Liability Attorney

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition, but not all of them do. Each year, hundreds of people suffer injuries due to hazardous property conditions, from wet floors and improperly maintained pavement to rotten stairs, dangerous parking lots, and exposure to toxic substances.

If you suffer injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, you deserve just compensation—and Colburn Law can help. Our Bothell premises liability attorney will work tirelessly to secure maximum compensation for your damages.

Why Choose Our Bothell Premises Liability Lawyers

  • Our Bothell premises liability attorney will gladly meet with you to discuss your case in your home, at your hospital room, or another convenient location upon your request.
  • Our contingency fee arrangement limits your out-of-pocket expenses. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you do not have to pay legal fees.
  • Our attorney, Greg Colburn, suffered a personal injury that left him in a wheelchair for two years. Our firm leverages this firsthand experience to provide you with passionate, well-informed representation.

Who Is Liable for a Slip and Fall in Washington?

All property owners have a duty to keep their property in reasonably safe conditions. They must maintain their properties regularly to detect hazards within a reasonable amount of time. If a property owner finds a hazard or if someone informs the owner that a hazard is present, he or she must take reasonable steps to repair it or warn visitors. If the property owner fails to uphold any aspect of this duty and you suffer an injury as a result, you can hold him or her accountable in a premises liability claim.

For example, say that you inform your landlord that your stairs are broken and he ignores your request for repairs. One month later, you fall through the stairs and break your leg. In this situation, he will be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages since he failed to repair the stairs in a reasonable amount of time.

Timing is a very important factor in slip and fall cases. If you suffered your injury on the day you told the landlord about the stairs, you would likely not be eligible for a lawsuit because the landlord did not have enough time to repair them.

How to Prove a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in Washington

Not everyone who suffers an injury on another person’s property is eligible for a premises liability claim. To hold someone accountable for your damages in a personal injury lawsuit, four important elements must be present in your case.

  • The at-fault party must owe you a duty of care at the time of the accident.
  • The at-fault party must breach his or her duty of care through a negligent act or failure to act.
  • The breach of duty must directly cause your accident and injuries.
  • You must suffer damages as a result of the breach of duty that you can collect in your lawsuit.

You will need to support each of these elements with documents such as medical records, correspondence, photographs, surveillance footage, and lease agreements. Your Bothell personal injury attorney from Colburn Law can help you gather the evidence you need to prove your right to damages.

Contact Colburn Law Today

If you believe you suffered injuries due to the actions of a property owner, contact Colburn Law today. We hold negligent property owners liable through personal injury lawsuits and insurance claims, advocating for your best interests during every stage of your claim.

Our Bothell premises liability lawyer will utilize our firm’s full power to investigate your accident and represent your side of the story. Contact Colburn Law today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your legal options.