Skilled Wilmington Premises Liability Lawyers

If you tripped, slipped or fell in Wilmington, New Castle and Seaford, we can help

When a property owner or managers opens their property up to the public, they owe a duty of care to make sure that the property is safe from hazards and danger for visitors and customers. If a person who is visiting the property should become injured because of the negligence of the property owner, they may be able to take legal action and obtain compensation for their injuries.

At the law firm of Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, our legal team has experience handling premises liability claims on behalf of clients who have become injured due to the negligent maintenance or hazardous conditions present in public areas. We hold the negligent party responsible and we pursue the most compensation available for your losses.

Common premises liability claims in Delaware

There are many different types of cases where individuals have sustained an injury on someone’s private, commercial or public property including:

  • Slip and fall accidents from
    • Snow and ice
    • Wet floors
    • Uneven surfaces
    • Defective flooring materials
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Balcony or deck collapse
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Negligent security
    • Lack of security cameras
    • Assaults in stairwells, parking lots, parking garages
  • Building code violations
  • Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents

Types of injuries often sustained in a slip and fall accident

Specific injuries will vary depending on the nature of the incident or accident, but here are some examples of the types of injuries visitors and patrons might suffer in a premises liability accident:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains in joints
  • Dislocations
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Head injuries from falls
  • Violent /sexual assault
  • Death

Damages available in premises liability claims

Premises liability cases hinge on the ability to prove that the property owner should have known about the condition that caused the injury and taken action to prevent it. For example, building manager fails to maintain the railing on a staircase. A patron who visits the property leaned on the railing as they descended the stairway, the stairway gives way and the patron falls and breaks a hip and a wrist.

Whether you were in a mall shopping lot, a sports facility, a retail store, on hospital grounds or your neighbor’s barbeque, if you are injured on another person’s property due to negligent upkeep, you may be able to take legal action against them. The capable Delaware premises liability lawyers at Silverman, McDonald & Friedman have experience helping clients win compensation for your injuries.

Schedule a free consultation today with a Wilmington premises liability attorney

If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property, we can help make sure that the negligent party is held accountable and that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact the attorneys of Silverman, McDonald & Friedman for a free consultation. You can complete our contact form or call us at 302.314.5553 to discuss your case. We have offices serving the three Delaware counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, and the cities of Wilmington and Seaford.