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Premises Liability Lawyer, Iowa City

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability cases are personal injury claims stemming from accidents because of unsafe or dangerous conditions on someone else’s property.  The negligent party can be either the owner of the property, the landowner, or the property manager.  Government-owned properties can also be held liable if they were the cause of an accident.

A Few Types of Premises Liability Claims

Slip and Fall

A slip and fall is probably the most straightforward premises liability case.  These happen when a person trips or slips on someone else’s property.  Slip and fall accidents can be a result of common conditions such as:

Poor Building Security

Poor building security cases usually arise in apartment buildings or offices. The building or business owner has a duty to act reasonably in securing access to the buildings. That’s why large apartment buildings and offices usually have doormen or security guards on the first floor, while small apartment buildings generally require the tenants to keep the entrance doors locked.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pool accidents are usually the result of an unsupervised and unsecured pool. For this reason, most states have various laws in place. These often mandate that pools have fences around them, with gates that lock. If someone is careless with their pool and doesn’t maintain it, they may be liable for any injuries that occur on the premises.

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A Personal Injury Lawyer in Iowa City Who Cares - The Ford Firm PLC

When it comes to personal injury cases like these, you need a good premises liability attorney with considerable experience and constructive knowledge when it comes to these kinds of cases and claims.  

With The Ford Firm, that’s exactly what you’ll get.  What’s more, The Ford Firm operates on a contingency basis.  That means we don’t see anything until you win.   

So if you or someone you know has suffered premises liability injuries, then get in contact with The Ford Firm today.  Our legal services will get you the personal injury claim representation, reasonable care, and compensation you deserve.   Call for a free consultation and begin your legal representation with The Ford Firm today!

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If you need personal injury representation from someone who will care about your case from start to finish, you’ve come to the right place.  Contact me here.

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Your Iowa Personal Injury Attorney

If you need personal injury representation, contact me here.

Our Process.
Our process may look something like this...

Gather Evidence

We’ll take care of gathering evidence, such as the accident report, your medical records and bills, and any wage loss documentation.  We will also speak to any witnesses to the accident itself and get opinions from your medical providers that may be relevant to your case.

Send A Demand Letter

Once we’ve gathered all the requisite paperwork and your medical treatment is finished, we’ll send a demand letter to notify the other party we are seeking damages and begin the process of settlement negotiation.

Settlement

After receiving an offer from the insurance company, your attorney will call you to discuss the offer and give their opinion as to what a fair settlement value for your claim would be. Your attorney will then negotiate with the adjuster based on that decision.  If the parties can agree on a final number, the case will be “settled” at this time.  This means that you agree to drop the cse as long as the defendant pays the agreed amount of compensation.

File A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Whether or not you decide to take the insurance adjuster’s final offer is your decision, and you can take it or leave it.   The Ford Firm will be there for you with guidance on whether the offer is fair or if it makes sense to continue with a lawsuit.

Personal Injury.

Negligence describes a situation in which a person acts in a careless (or “negligent”) manner, which results in someone else getting hurt or property being damaged.  Pursuing a claim of negligent actions is one of the most common routes for plaintiffs in a personal injury case.

Liability is the concept of fault, more so the idea of which party involved in any type of accident bears the responsibility for its occurrence. When someone is held liable for an accident or injury, they are deemed as the fault party, or simply the party responsible for the accident or injury.

There are a wide variety of injuries covered in personal injury law.  Some of the common types include:
  • Car accidents.
  • Premise liability (injury caused on someone’s property, such as a slip and fall).
  • Medical negligence (caused by doctors, hospitals, or other healthcare providers).
  • Injuries caused by animals (such as dog bites).
  • Injuries caused by serving alcohol to someone (called dram shop laws).
  • Intentional injuries (such as assaults).
  • In most personal injury cases, there is usually a plaintiff and a defendant; however, sometimes, another person or business may be involved, depending on the complexity of the case.  

    What To Expect.

    What should I expect from my personal injury case?

    Possible medical expenses, calls from your insurance company, not to mention any emotional distress—you’ve got enough on your plate with your case.  The last thing you want to worry about is another financial burden, or if your attorney even knows your first name.  

    With me, consider those big firm worries a thing of the past.  I’m here to help you, in any way I can.  That means I get to know you, I take your case with no money down, and I don’t see anything until we win.   

    As an experienced lawyer, I’ve learned over the years that my job can’t ever be about the fees—it’s about getting injured people, you, the legal care, representation, and fair compensation you deserve, no matter what.

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    Consult with your Iowa personal injury attorney.

    If you need personal injury representation from someone who will care about your case from start to finish, you’ve come to the right place.  Contact me here.