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Charleston Attorneys for Personal Injuries on Property

Fighting for Clients with Premises Liability Claims

Every day, people everywhere are injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence or wrongful acts. You’re probably already aware of your ability to seek fair and just compensation if you’re injured from a fall or animal bite, but what about negligent security and hidden property conditions the owner didn’t even know about? These, too, can absolutely cause serious injuries, and aggrieved parties can hold property owners accountable for fair and just compensation.

Bailess Smith PLLC’s personal injury law practice can handle almost any premises liability claim you may have. That is, if you’re injured in any way while you’re on someone else’s property – be it a store, house, apartment complex, office, etc. – we can help you seek fair and just compensation if you believe the owner’s negligence is the reason why you were hurt. Our Charleston attorneys for personal injuries on property have more than 25 years of combined experience helping clients like you recover the cost of medical bills and other damages from those responsible for their injuries.

If you think you have a valid claim, tell us about your situation during a free initial consultation. Schedule one with us by contacting our firm online or calling (304) 553-0337 for assistance.

What Is a Personal Injury?

Personal injuries include damage to your body, mind, and emotions caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another party. They can commonly happen in commerce centers, retail spaces, schools, business parks, and even private residences.

Common types of personal injuries that occur in these spaces include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Animal bites
  • Fires
  • Unsafe swimming pools
  • Elevator/escalator defects
  • Negligent security
  • Stair collapse

Are Property Owners Really Responsible for Your Injuries?

In West Virginia, premises liability laws place responsibility for unsafe conditions on the shoulders of property owners. When you are injured and wish to sue for monetary compensation, however, it’s up to you as the plaintiff – and your lawyer representing you – to prove some key facts to have the best possible chance of winning.

Those facts include the following, but others may be more or less relevant depending on the case:

  • You were injured on the property – basic details like when, where, how, and to what extent you were injured will need to be established.
  • The defendant was in control of the property by owning, occupying, or leasing it.
  • The defendant’s use of the property or its upkeep was negligent.
  • The defendant’s negligence regarding his or her property contributed a substantial factor in causing your injuries.

Your Charleston attorney for personal injuries on property should carefully record the details of the incident that led to your injury. Sometimes private investigation may need to be conducted to better understand the conditions that led to your injury, but even this will be orchestrated by your attorney. When you work with Bailess Smith PLLC, you’ll be worked with experienced personal injury attorneys who can guide you through the fact-finding process and help you construct a legal argument that may entitle you to the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

Take advantage of a free consultation with our firm by contacting Bailess Smith PLLC online to learn more about how our attorneys can advocate for you.

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Case Results

  • $1 Million Sexual Harassment

    We represented female employees who endured relentless sexual harassment in the workplace by their supervisor. The work environment was so bad for these young ladies that they had no choice but to quit. We successfully obtained a $1,000,000 settlement on our clients’ behalf. Bailess Smith strives to make workplaces safer and free of sexual harassment.

  • $400 Thousand Sexual Harassment

    A large employer failed to protect our client from being sexually harassed and groped in to the workplace by her male co-workers. We fought for our client and held this large employer accountable for the actions of their employees resulting in a $400,000 settlement.

  • $500 Thousand Violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act

    A healthcare facility fired our client in retaliation for reporting understaffing in violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. Safety should never be silenced. We obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of our client.

  • $500 Thousand Workplace Harassment & Degrading

    Our client was subjected to harassment and degrading conduct in the workplace because of his race. He called Bailess Smith to help him alleviate the hostile work environment. We got involved and the employer paid our client $500,000 to resolve the case.

  • $1.5 Million Sexual Harassment/Wrongful Discharge

    Recovered over $1.5 million in a workplace sexual harassment case.

  • $1.6 Million Coal Contract Dispute Verdict

    Company awarded a $1.6 million verdict in a trial involving a coal contract dispute.

  • $1 Million Commercial Trucking Accident

    Injured truck driver awarded $1 million in a commercial trucking accident case.

  • $5 Million Illegally Withheld Wages

    Recovered over $5 Million for thousands of West Virginia workers.

  • $2.7 Million Commercial Contract Dispute

    Obtained $2.7 Million arbitration award in a commercial coal contract dispute.

  • $4 Million Workplace Accident

    Recovered $4 Million as a result of a workplace accident in the coal mines.


The Bailess Smith PLLC Difference

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  • Over $90 Million in Judgments & Settlements
  • Open Communication: Phones & Email Are Always Monitored
  • We Are Honest & Upfront With Our Clients
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