Premises Liability

Our legal team at Melrose Law has substantial experience winning injury cases where the victim has either tripped and fallen, or were otherwise injured on someone else’s property through no fault of their own. Business and property owners must use reasonable care to protect their customers and visitors from harm. It is often the hidden dangers that hurt people such as spills, unsafe displays, uncovered holes, failure to conduct inspections of the property, loose merchandise, falling merchandise, and uneven surfaces. Careless property owners who fail to maintain their property for the safety of others put all of their visitors at risk.

People who are injured due to a dangerous condition on a business’ or other person’s property should not have suffer the consequences of the responsible party’s negligence. Mark Melrose and the team at Melrose Law helps injured people recover damages from property owners who were responsible for the dangerous condition and the injuries that the dangerous conditions have caused.

People often categorize these cases as “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” cases, but they basically include any dangerous condition that causes harm to visitors. We have handled cases involving dangerous unmarked stairways, leaking equipment, poor drainage, holes in the yard, rotten porches and flooring, inadequate insulation of lighting fixtures, poorly lit parking lots, uncovered construction pits, and many more. Generally speaking, we must prove that the Defendant had notice of the dangerous condition, or could have discovered the dangerous condition with a reasonable inspection, and failed to do so.

When necessary, we will employ experts such as investigators, accident reconstructions, and behavioral experts who can show why it was not the injured person’s fault for not seeing the dangerous condition. Many stores are intentionally designed in a way to draw your attention to the merchindise on the shelves, thereby making it less likely that you will notice a dangerous condition at your feet. When stores choose to intentionally distract you from where you are walking, these stores can be held liable for the injuries that you suffered. Our team at Melrose Law is experienced at dealing with these legal questions and getting injured individuals the compensation that they deserve.

Often we learn during the discovery phase of litigation that other customers had suffered similar injuries in the past due to the same problem, and the business failed to fix the problem. If we prove the business was more interested in profits than safety, then we have a good chance of making a recovery for our clients. Recovering damages against these businesses can also help change their behavior and make them fix the dangerous condition so that no one else will suffer in the same way that you did. Contact Melrose Law for a free case evaluation on your premise liability case.

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$3.025 Million settlement by Mark R. Melrose and co-counsel in a medical malpractice case for 40 year old man who suffered a devastating stroke after his surgeon failed to diagnose the cause of his bowel infarction. The doctor failed to read the echocardiogram which had clear evidence of a blood clot. This clot then broke apart and caused the stroke.

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