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Were You Injured on Someone Else’s Property? We Can Help

When you visit another person’s or business’s property, you expect them to take the proper measures to keep everyone safe. When they don’t, you can become seriously injured, facing physical disabilities, pain, and other medical complications. However, you’re not alone in your suffering. A premises liability attorney from Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC can make sure your stack of medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses are covered by the person or people responsible for your needless pain. Through aggressive advocacy, the lawyers at our Salem law firm will help you get the compensation you need to move forward.

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Get Back on Your Feet After Premises Liability

The aftermath can be devastating if you slip and fall on someone’s property or are subject to another type of premises liability.

Broken bones, burns, electric shocks, burns, paralysis, neck and spinal cord injuries, and disfigurement are just some of the injuries you can experience. And all those issues can leave you with emotional trauma as well.

The trouble is that getting help for those issues is costly. Getting the help you need in Oregon can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

That’s why it’s so important to contact a premises liability lawyer immediately. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve after undergoing this horrible incident.

Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC Advocates for You

When you partner with the legal team at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC, you’re not alone. We help you every step of the way in your case. Here’s how we work.

Step One

Investigate Your Case

The first thing we do is investigate your case to determine what caused the injury. We’ll gather evidence that proves who was at fault and shows what this issue has done to you.

Step Two

Make and Negotiate a Claim

Next, we’ll negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. We’ll make counteroffers to get you the total compensation for your injuries.

If we can’t agree, we’ll take your case to court. Our seasoned experts will advocate for you to help you receive the payout you deserve.

Step Three

Get Compensation

Finally, after fighting your battle, we’ll secure your compensation. Our legal team will only take a fee if we win your case. That’s how we guarantee we’ll get you the help and compensation you deserve for your suffering.

You deserve to be fairly compensated for what you’ve been through. That’s why working with a premises liability attorney is so essential. Contact Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC to start the process.

FAQs About Premise Liability Claims

Even the most experienced individuals can find premises liability claims confusing. That’s why we’ve put together some frequently asked questions to help you.

Do I need an attorney to bring a premises liability case?

While anyone can file and fight a premises liability case independently, this isn’t typically the best idea. In many cases, it can be hard to prove your case and get proper compensation.

Rather than leaving things up to chance, it’s best to work with a premises liability attorney like the ones at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC. We’ll advocate for you and do the legwork to put together a solid premises liability case.

What are the different types of premises liability claims?

Premises liability cases can cover several different situations. A few of the types of premises liability claims include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Defective conditions on the property
  • Inadequate maintenance or security measures
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Fires or floods
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Toxic fumes and chemical exposure
  • Amusement park accidents

Other situations may also fall under the umbrella of premises liability. If you’re unsure if your case qualifies, it’s best to speak with a premises liability attorney from Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC.

Is premises liability the same as negligence?

Premises liability is a type of negligence. That’s because, in premises liability cases, a property owner’s negligence leads to the injury of another individual. However, negligence can also cover many other types of cases.

What are some examples of dangerous conditions which give rise to premises liability lawsuits?

A few examples of conditions which could lead to premises liability lawsuits include:

  • Wet floors and failure to signpost that there are wet floors
  • Swimming pools with inadequate fencing, signage, and safety measures
  • Poorly lit stairways or hallways that result in slip and fall accidents
  • Uneven or damaged stairs or flooring
  • Collapsed or crumbling ceilings
  • Loose wiring or hanging wires that result in fires, burns, or other injuries

Countless other situations could lead to a premises liability lawsuit. That’s why speaking to a premises liability attorney is so essential. They can help you determine whether or not you have a case.

Who is responsible in a premises liability case?

Premise liability laws state that any property owner could be responsible in these cases. That could mean a homeowner, business owner, or even an organization with their property.

How long do I have to bring a lawsuit for premises liability?

Oregon law states that you have to file and initiate your premises liability lawsuit within two years. In other words, there’s no time to lose.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, it’s best to speak to a premises liability attorney as soon as possible. The expert legal team at Swanson, Lathen, and Prestwich, PC can help you file your claim before the statute of limitations is up.

Client Reviews

Arthur PorterArthur Porter
19:21 04 Jan 23
I was involved in an accident, and was having difficulties dealing with my insurance company.One of my neighbors recommended me to Brian Lathen, after a very prompt meeting I retained his services.Durring a long and tiring process, the staff at Swanson Lathen and Prestwich made me feel so much more comfortable, and helped greatly in getting through it.Along with now having a trusted lawyer/allie to call if anything unexpectedly happens in the future. I feel like I had made a friend.Thank you.
Mindy MichelleMindy Michelle
21:53 15 Dec 22
Swanson Lathen Prestwich is a Godsend!I was in a terrible car crash, literally caused by another person who admitted fault to the police, to their own insurance, to my insurance and I STILL had to fight for fair compensation. Realizing I needed to get a lawyer involved, an acquaintance recommended Travis Prestwich.After meeting Mr. Prestwich, I was immediately at ease. He was very knowledgeable, kind, welcoming and realistic. I appreciated that he actually listened to me and provided information that helped me get into the right mind frame. Travis was very patient and kind and responded to questions rather quickly. I appreciated his realistic approach and learned quickly that other lawyers, judges and community members, highly respect him; which was a huge sign that he was the right person for my situation!His staff, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser were equally phenomenal during the process! They were also very kind, empathetic, knowledgeable and responded to inquires in a timely manner and were just wonderful to work with. As odd as this sounds, I really enjoyed talking with them and knew that once my case with over with that I would miss all three of them.When the time came, and I had to go through a settlement hearing, Travis was by my side the whole way through. The unknown always frightens me but he found a way to keep me at ease with his calm demeanor. This review doesn’t even do this trio justice! They are wonderful people and did a phenomenal job on my case.I pray I never have to go through this process again however if I do, Travis will be the very first person I call. I HIGHLY recommend Swanson Lathen Prestwich and Travis Prestwich, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser!! I wish there were more people out there like them! I give them an A+++
04:43 21 Oct 22
Mr. Prestwich and his entire staff were nothing but kind, supportive and professional through the entire process of helping me with my car accident settlement. The outcome was exactly what I had hoped for and it was all because of the hard work that was done by this office.
Captain MorganCaptain Morgan
13:53 17 Oct 22
Myself and my family have worked with Keith Swanson since the late 80's.Unfortunately when an accident occurs you need to make good decisions.You can't go wrong with Keith.He's an amazing man. Honest, straight forward and well respected in the industry.Not to mention one of the best accident attorneys in the profession.Thank you Keith, and Chris.
Nathan CookNathan Cook
00:34 18 Jan 18
Great Services! Helpful reception. Brian Lathen was great and helped a lot.


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