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Proving your North Carolina premises liability claim

Premises liability is legal term used in cases where a victim suffers injury on another person's property. This can be private property such as someone's home or yard and it can be property used by the public such as retail establishments or government premises. In the simplest terms, property owners can be targeted in a premises liability action if they do not take reasonable measures to provide guests, customers and visitors with safe conditions.

What factors put me at risk for slip-and-fall?

Slip-and-fall accidents are common in North Carolina. Even though they are more likely to occur at home, it is not unusual for people to injure themselves on some else's property. Stores, resorts, hotels, schools and workplaces are common places these accidents can occur outside of the home. Property owners have a duty to take reasonable measures to keep their properties safe for the public. However, situations can arise when they do not take their responsibilities seriously that can result in fall accidents and injuries.

Why are booby traps illegal?

Setting up a booby trap for a person who breaks into your home, perhaps in part because of the popular Home Alone movie franchise, is something people often find enticing. After all, a burglar broke the law by entering your home in the first place. Don't you have the right to do anything you want to stop them?

Can you set traps for people who break into your house?

You move into a new area, and the neighborhood isn't the best. You're worried that someone is going to break into your house, either while you're there or when you're at work. You decide to set traps that can deter them, protecting your assets and your family. Is this legal?

Injured while shopping? Let us help you file your claim

Have you ever been injured while shopping in a store? Maybe you were thumping the melons when a display came crashing down around your head and shoulders. Or perhaps you slipped down in a puddle from a leaking cooler. There are almost as many ways to get injured in a store as there are items for sale.