In the long run, experiencing a premises liability claim becomes almost unavoidable. When the inevitable occurs, you need a law firm that will step up and do what it takes to protect your business. Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC represents insurance companies, retailers, developers, and other businesses with industrial and commercial locations in premises liability defense.
An individual’s right to recover for premises-related injuries depends on his or her reason for being on your property. Premises liability is one area of the law where property owners and tenants owe differing duties of care to differently-situated individuals. Unfortunately, for business owners, the vast majority of potential claimants fall into the most-protected category.
This category is known as the “invitee.” An invitee is someone who comes to your place of business for your own business purposes. Customers, clients, potential clients and other guests will all usually fall into this category. With respect to invitees, companies face potential liability for any premises-related injuries that result from a failure to take reasonable steps to ensure their premises’ safety.
Note, however, that employees who suffer job-related injuries may be restricted to filing a claim for workers’ compensation.
The standard of care is lower with respect to the other two categories – licensees and trespassers – however, establishing that someone was anything other than an invitee at the time of the incident is often a challenging process.
The attorneys at Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC have decades of experience helping companies of all sizes defend against premises liability claims. Unlike some other firms, we do not spend most of our time representing plaintiffs, only to dabble occasionally in defense. We limit our practice to representing businesses and insurance companies so that we can stay intimately focused on the issues that matter most to our clients.
Together our attorneys have spent more than 75 years defending clients in cases involving slips, falls, falling objects, collisions, assaults and other premises-related incidents. There are numerous potential defenses to premises liability claims, and we thoroughly assess our clients’ cases in order to develop cost-effective litigation strategies that are designed to either reduce or eliminate our clients’ exposure.
Some common defenses in premises liability cases include:
Regardless of the facts at hand, you can count on us to provide sound advice and put forth a high-quality defense to protect your business. Day or night, we will be here for you until we get the job done.
At Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC, we seek to develop long-term relationships with quality clients who trust in our knowledge and experience. Many of our clients think of us as more than just an outside law firm. If you are looking for quality, experienced representation for premises liability defense, please contact us today.