Morgantown Premises Liability Lawyer
Fiercely Dedicated to Your Recovery
When you enter a property that is owned by another person, you have a reasonable expectation of not being injured. That means that said property owner is responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment—this is known as premises liability. The legal theory of premises liability holds property owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries that occur on that property.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, whether public or private, reach out to the premises liability lawyer at Hayhurst Law in Morgantown for dedicated legal assistance. Our firm can help you understand your legal options and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.
Defective & Dangerous Property Conditions
Premises liability cases involve an injury that was caused by a type of unsafe or defective condition on a person’s property. The injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent in regards to the ownership and/or maintenance of the property. This means that the party responsible for the injury failed to use reasonable care, in conjunction with the property.
Some examples of unsafe or defective conditions include:
- Accumulated snow or ice
- Pooled water/flooding
- Torn carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Unsafe stairs
- Lack of safety railing
- Negligent (or nonexistent) security
- Improper lighting
- Lack of proper signage
- Spilled/fallen merchandise
- Toxic chemicals or substances
- Electrical hazards
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Dangerous animals (such as dogs)
There is a distinction, however, between being injured on someone’s property and a premises liability case. It must be proven that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known that the premises was in unsafe condition yet failed to take the proper steps to remedy the situation.
Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle
At Hayhurst Law, we assist clients in Monongalia County and throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania with a wide variety of personal injury claims, including all types of premises liability claims.
Our premises liability attorney in Morgantown can assist you with claims involving the following:
- Slip and falls
- Snow and ice accidents
- Inadequate maintenance
- Defective conditions
- Inadequate building security
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Water leaks and flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemical exposure
This list is not exhaustive. If you were injured in any type of incident on someone else’s property, we encourage you to reach out to us today to find out if you have grounds for a premises liability claim. We are available after hours and on weekends by appointment.
He was always there for me.- Angela
Expertly guided me through the difficulties of a personal injury lawsuit.- Judy
I have always been impressed with his intellect and hard work.- Richard D.
I highly recommend his services for anyone looking for professional and efficient legal services.- Jessica E.
I am happy with the outcome and what he was able to accomplish on my behalf.- Tracy D.
$2 Million Wrongful Death Car Accident
Head-on collision between SUV and box truck.
$1.1 Million Car Accident - Spinal Cord Injury
$350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
$300 Thousand Car Accident
$225 Thousand Slip & Fall
Limit of Available Insurance Single Vehicle Rollover Accident
$125 Thousand Auto vs. Tow-Truck Collision
$122.5 Thousand Car Accident
$105 Thousand Slip & Fall
$100 Thousand Car Accident
Head-on collision involving a DUI driver.
We are prepared to do what it takes to get clients the recovery they deserve, including going to trial.
Accessible to Clients
Attorney Eric Hayhurst is committed to handling cases directly & making himself available to clients.
Successful Track Record
Eric Hayhurst has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts & settlements on behalf of the injured.
Committed to the Community
Native to West Virginia, Eric Hayhurst is dedicated to serving the injured throughout the community.
Trust your case to an aggressive and tenacious litigator with a successful track record of helping the injured. Attorney Eric Hayhurst is not afraid to go to trial and is dedicated to maximizing the compensation you deserve.