Property owners in North Carolina have the duty to promptly correct any problems they discover on their premises. When they don’t, serious accidents can occur. At Parker & Frey PLLC, our Dunn and Fayetteville premises liability lawyers assist victims of:
- Slip-and-fall accidents: From water on the floor of a grocery store to ice on the steps of an office building, many conditions can result in slips, trips and falls.
- Negligent security: We have represented individuals injured in assaults due to lack of proper security. We investigate whether the property owner provided proper security such as surveillance cameras in the stairwells or lights in the parking lot. We also check to see if that particular store has a record of robberies or other incidents.
- Dog bites: North Carolina no longer has a “one bite free” law. Today, if a dog bites someone for the first time, the owner may be held liable.
- Building code violations: Radon leaks, toxic mold and poor electrical wiring may all potentially result in a premises liability lawsuit. We handled one case where individuals kept getting electrocuted in a certain motel due to faulty wiring.
North Carolina’s Particular Laws
In North Carolina, you must be able to prove that the defendant had notice of the dangerous property condition. North Carolina is also one of the few states in the U.S. that requires accident victims (plaintiffs) to prove that they had no contributory negligence. If you are found to have been even 1 percent at fault for the accident, you cannot recover compensation.