Premises Liability Lawsuits: FAQs (Pt. 3)

October 15, 2014

Wrapping up our blog series Premises Liability Lawsuits: FAQs, below are some more answers to commonly asked questions about these types of personal injury cases.

Q – How long will it take to resolve my premises liability case?

While the info in these premises liability lawsuits FAQs is helpful, contact Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC when you are ready for answers about your case.

While the info in these premises liability lawsuits FAQs is helpful, contact Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC when you are ready for answers about your case.

A – Again, this depends on the facts of your case. While we can’t specifically tell you how long your case will take to resolve without reviewing the details of your case, what we can tell you is that:

  • Straightforward cases tend to be resolved more quickly.
  • You should not expect premises liability cases to be wrapped up in a matter of days – it’s more likely going to take weeks or longer.
  • Being too hasty and anxious to resolve a case can lead to low-ball settlement offers upfront, so the longer you can hold out is usually better to getting the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

Q – Can trespassing impact premises liability lawsuits?

A – Absolutely. The basis of premises liability lawsuits is that the defendant in these cases – usually a building owner, a building manager and/or landlord – is the negligent and at fault party. This assumes that you did, in fact, have permission to be on the property when the accident occurred.

If, however, you were not legally authorized to be on the property and you were trespassing prior to the accident:

  • The value of your case will likely suffer.
  • Your premises liability case could end up being thrown out of court.

Because premises liability lawsuits involving allegations of trespassing can be far more complicated than other cases, be sure to consult with one of our attorneys for professional advice regarding your best options in these cases.

Q – Why do I need a lawyer for my case?

A – To ensure you obtain the full amount of compensation that you deserve. Look, the fact of the matter is that you need an experienced legal professional on your side to advocate your rights – especially when experienced insurers may be involved in these cases.

By having an attorney to help premises liability lawsuits proceed favorably and smoothly, injured people can rest assured that they will be able to obtain the best possible outcomes from their cases.

Montgomery and Birmingham Premises Liability Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC

Have you been hurt at someone else’s dangerous property? If so, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham premises liability lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to be aggressive advocates for your rights.

For more than 16 years, we have been dedicated to the pursuit of justice in every case we oversee, and our experience, dedication and extensive knowledge of the law makes us effective at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their important cases.

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You are invited to attend an initial consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your rights.

To set up this meeting today, call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.

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