HWS Law Group is a profound advocate in defending businesses through the Pacific Northwest, including hotels, vehicle dealerships, oil changing facilities, national retail stores and restaurants against personal injury claims, including premises liability claims. Within these settings, we have successfully defended claims spanning the gambit from simple slip and falls to wrongful deaths. We take pride in our ability to quickly evaluate a case and develop the appropriate defense strategy for efficient resolution.
Premises liability stems from landowner or occupier’s legal duty to persons present on the property. Commercial buildings, hotels, retail stores, car dealerships and grocery stores are all common sites of slip-and-fall accidents and other similar injuries. Another common premises liability claim is one of negligent or inadequate security. Although these types of cases are the most widely known type of premises liability case, there are many other hazards that that may impose liability on the property owner or business owner:
- Accumulated snow, icy walkways or other weather-related damage
- Construction site accidents
- Defective seating
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Falling or broken objects and equipment
- Insufficient lighting
- Open or concealed holes
- Standing water or wet floors
- Swimming pool accidents
- Third-party criminal attacks
- Uneven pavement
- Wrongful arrest and detention
In any premises liability case, it is important to conduct a thorough investigation as soon afterwards as possible. These cases can be particularly complex due to contractual indemnity and additional insured obligations between owners and property managers and the contractors who perform on-site work. HWS Law Group is experienced in defending premises liability cases, giving us the resources to develop innovative and practical strategies that preserve our clients’ best interests by resolving any claim effectively and efficiently.