Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLP

Premises Liability

Property owners are legally required to keep their premises safe for visitors. When a visitor gets injured or dies due to unsafe conditions, the property owner may be legally liable. For instance, a person who falls and breaks a leg because of a slippery substance on a supermarket floor may have a premises liability claim against the property owner.

Premises liability cases can occur at stores and shopping centers, in a rented apartment, in a private home, in parking lots, restaurants, hotels, and on many other types of public and private property. Often, these accidents involve slips and falls, snow and ice accumulation, animal attacks, or inadequate lighting or security. The mere occurrence of an accident is not sufficient to establish liability. As the victim, it’s your burden to prove the property owner failed to create or maintain safe conditions and that your injuries occurred due to those unsafe conditions.

How We Help You

Insurance companies act in their own best interests. We are on your side. Contact us immediately.

We work for you to obtain justice and compensation for injuries and other losses by holding the property owners—and their insurers—accountable. Insurers try to keep payouts as low as possible and avoid lawsuits. They do no act in your best interests. Contact us to find out whether you have grounds for a lawsuit before you speak to an insurer.

We immediately investigate and assess all the facts, including whether your conduct contributed to the accident.

We fight vigorously for you to be compensated for your injuries. But there are factors that may affect the outcome of the case or the amount of damages you’re entitled to. For example, did you ignore a warning sign, or were you trespassing on the property? We need to know all the facts so that we can get the best outcome for you.

Because a monetary award will substantially impact your life, we put our negotiation and trial skills and experience to work.

We’re experienced negotiators, so you can depend on us to negotiate the best settlement for you. If the parties can’t agree on an amount, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit and aggressively try your case in the courtroom. And we have a proven track record of securing winning verdicts and other favorable resolutions in premises liability cases.

You can count on our human connection with you as well as our legal representation.

Injuries can be serious, incapacitating, and even fatal, in these cases. Victims may suffer significant pain and anguish. Their families are often distressed from witnessing their suffering and feeling the burden of lost income if the victim is a breadwinner. Lives can change dramatically. We help clients in emotionally tough times by being approachable, supportive, and authentic. Our empathy and compassion make us better lawyers, too.

If a new legal situation arises during your case, we can help.

The firm’s premises liability practice is just one of many KPC law practices. Because KPC is a diverse law firm with significant resources, we can advise you on other legal problems that may arise during your case. And if the legal problem is one our firm doesn’t handle, we’ll refer you to another lawyer and firm whom we know and trust.

Other legal problems you may encounter during your premises liability case:

  • Workers’ compensation claim
  • Wrongful death
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration
  • Family law
  • Criminal
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Substantial settlement for elderly woman who fell down a step at a restaurant and sustained serious injuries, including broken bones.

Restaurant Trip & Fall

Substantial settlement for restaurant patron who tripped and fell over an electric cord used to power the buffet. The customer sustained several broken bones and required surgery.