When you go to a store, restaurant, or movie theater, you should not have to worry that there may be hidden dangers around every corner. Yes, you should be cautious and watch your step if you see a potential hazard, but if you slip on standing water or an unsecured handrail gives way on a staircase, the property owner should be held accountable for your injuries. This area of personal injury law is known as premises liability, and the team at the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop is ready to hear your story and, if we can add value to your claim, take your case all the way to trial, if necessary.
We Represent Clients in a Variety of Premises Liability Claims
Because premises liability claims are not easy to win, many personal injury attorneys avoid them like the plague. Attorney Matt Lathrop is not afraid of hard work, however, so he is happy to evaluate your claim and let you know if he can help. He has successfully represented clients in a range of premises liability cases, including:
- Slip and fall. People may joke about slip and fall claims, but when you are legitimately hurt because a property owner failed to remove a slip and fall hazard, you are not laughing. Our legal team knows the difference, and we will go to work securing surveillance video, talking to witnesses, and doing whatever it takes to prove your claim when you fall in a restaurant, grocery store, movie theater, or airport.
- Negligent security. If you are beaten and robbed in a parking garage or someone enters your apartment through a window that your landlord failed to repair, you may have a claim for negligent security. These claims are not against the criminal who harmed you, but rather they are against the property owner or manager who failed to provide you with a safe environment.
- Falling merchandise. Who doesn’t love a warehouse store? The abundance of merchandise is a big draw, but when products are not stored safely, and you suffer a broken bone or head injury when something falls on you, the store should be held accountable. They may deny responsibility, but we will work hard to prove them wrong.
- Injuries caused by dogs. Nebraska dog bite law follows a strict liability policy, meaning the dog’s owner is considered legally responsible for any harm the dog causes, whether by biting the victim or knocking him to the ground. It does not matter if the dog has a history of aggression or not. Dog bite claims often require people to sue friends and neighbors, but our team will handle the claim with the utmost professionalism and efficiency.
If you or a loved one is hurt on someone else’s property, it is important that you act fast. Contact our office for a free evaluation of your claim. If we don’t think we can add value to your claim, we will let you know right away. If we do believe we can help, we will immediately get to work securing the evidence we will need to win your case.
We Prepare Every Case for Trial
When it comes to holding a property owner responsible for causing a visitor’s injuries, Matt’s philosophy is Test, Never Guess. That means he will test out evidence, testimony, medical records, and potential exhibits with focus groups multiple times before he ever goes to trial to build the most convincing case. Because of this meticulous preparation, he is often able to negotiate the maximum possible settlement without ever going to trial. Not many premises liability attorneys in Nebraska are trial attorneys, but we are not like other law firms. When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, falling merchandise incident, criminal acts due to negligent security, or dog attack, our team will give you the time, attention, and fearless work ethic your claim deserves. Fill out the contact form on this page to get in touch with us today.