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Virginia VA (703) 498-2928
Maryland MD (301) 637-4614
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Washington DC Personal injury law firm

Washington, D.C. Premises Liability Lawyer

Business and property owners have a legal duty to take reasonable measures to ensure that people who visit their premises are safe from injury or death. If you have sustained an injury while visiting someone else’s property and you suspect that the owner acted negligently, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. Speak to a highly knowledgeable lawyer with the law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP to find out your legal options for obtaining compensation. Contact our office today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

Why Choose Our Firm

  • We have been successfully holding property owners liable for their negligence for over 38 years.
  • We have obtained over $1 billion in compensation for our clients.
  • We care about your recovery, if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a penny.

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases in Washington, D.C.

There are many types of accidents that fall under the umbrella of premises liability, including:

  • Slip and fall cases
  • Improper grounds maintenance (poor lighting, holes in the ground, etc.)
  • Defective property conditions (loose or broken stairs, uneven flooring)
  • Negligent security
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Fires
  • Water leaks or flooding
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals

Many types of injury cases can be brought to court under the legal theory of premises liability. Any unsafe conditions, in which injuries were foreseeable, can establish the owner as liable for damages.

Damages in a Washington, D.C. Premises Liability Claim

After sustaining a serious injury because of a property owner’s negligence, there are several types of financial damages that you may seek in a premises liability lawsuit:

  • Medical bills and any future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future wages and benefits
  • Diminished earning capacity because of the injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Other additional losses from the accident (property damage, e.g., watch was broken in fall)

In Washington, D.C., an injured person has three years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation from the responsible party. After three years, the court can refuse to hear your case.

Why You Should Hire a Washington, D.C. Premises Liability Lawyer

Most premises liability claims will be filed with an insurance company, either through a homeowners’ insurance policy or a business insurance policy that covers bodily injuries. A premises liability lawyer will guide you through the insurance claim process and help you provide a statement to the adjuster as well as the documentation they need. If the insurer denies your claim, an attorney can appeal the decision and also pursue a personal injury lawsuit if need be. If your claim is approved, a lawyer will be vital in negotiating the highest possible settlement.

Call the Law Firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP

Our team of premises liability lawyers is uniquely qualified to pursue justice on your behalf. We will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to review your case and discuss your legal rights. Call today or fill out our online contact form.