At Earner & Weaver we help with all aspects of Slip and Fall and Premises Liability claims.
We offer (for free) everyone in the state, a no obligation consultation where we will review your case, explain all your rights and options to you, and help you make the best decision on how to proceed with your situation.
I was lost when I got into my accident. Everything I worked so hard for was gone and I didn’t have the money to get back on my feet. Michael was a godsend. With his advice and help I was able to pick myself back up and get what was rightfully mine. I cannot say how grateful I am Michael, thank you, thank you so much for helping me and my family.Olivia (York)
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a specific type of personal injury tort law that is invoked when an injury is caused by some type of defective or unsafe condition on someone’s property. It is very important to understand that merely being injured on or inside someone’s property, does not mean that the property owner is automatically liable. It is important that you discuss your premises liability case with a lawyer and review all the facts.
What qualifies as a premises liability case?
There are many different situations that may result in a claim. However, the most critical aspect of the claim is that you have to show the property owner was negligent somehow, if you cannot show that, there is no claim. Unsafe conditions do not automatically qualify. It is still necessary to show that the owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, this is where lawyers come in. We deal with this type of proof everyday.
Premises liability cases typically stem from one of more of the following situations:
- slip and fall cases (wet floor, snow, ice)
- failure to maintain a property
- knowledge of defective conditions on the property
- inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
- accidents with pools or trampolines
- dog bites
- toxic fumes, mold or chemicals.
I asked Mr.Earner for some advice on how to handle a problem that I was having. He not only gave me the advice that I need he went above and beyond and walk hand and hand with me through the whole thing. I would definitely recommend Mr.Earner to anyone that is look for legal help and I’m so glad I have him on my side.Lenny (Kittery)
Who pays in this type of case?
Usually these claims are brought against a homeowner, business, or commercial property owner. These individuals are almost always insured by a homeowner policy, commercial liability policy or umbrella policy. Most cases are settled within the limits of those policies. However, sometimes there are circumstances that would lead to recovery from other sources as well, above the insurance policy and through the courts.
I first reached out to Mike after I had problems with an insurance company not paying for what they should. Within a week we had a plan together and had a letter out to the company explaining why they were wrong and what they needed to do to make it right. They responded about a week later and agreed to make it right. His knowledge of the law and ability to get people to do what is right is awesome. There is nobody I would recommend more.Mark (Sanford)
Who you work with matters.
Who will I be working with at your firm?
In York County, you will be working directly with Attorney Michael Earner. Attorney Earner is a founding member of the firm. He is in charge of the day-to-day operations and ensuring that clients are properly cared for.
Michael has always had a passion for helping people and always seeks out opportunity to serve others. When Michael was in his early 20’s, he answered a call to give back by joining the US Army shortly after September 11, 2001.
Michael was injured during a combat patrol in Afghanistan and he opted to undergo an early, honorable, medical discharge from the military. He is now a disabled veteran rated at 100%.
Michael decided to continue his service to others as a lawyer and used his GI Bill to go to law school. In Maine, Michael is a Master Mason (Raised in Naval Lodge #184), he also serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America and he can be found working with youth as a sports coach on football, soccer and lacrosse fields around the county.
Michael has earned five college degrees including two undergraduate (A.S, B.A.) and three graduate degrees (J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A) and has completed additional graduate coursework at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University. Most people would describe Michael as exactly the type of attorney you want working on your side. He is smart, he is tough, he stands for what is right, and he is also very down to earth, easy to work with, and really easy to talk to.
Attorney Earner helped me with a legal issue that I didn’t expect to be in and that caused a lot of immediate stress and potential hardship for me and my family. He got involved immediately and within a few days I knew everything was going to be ok. He completely resolved the issue for me and it turned out exactly the way I had hoped. He will always be my first call and I recommend anyone in Eliot or anywhere in York county do the same.Megan (Eliot)
Why do I need an experienced Premises Liability attorney?
You typically only need an attorney if you are physically injured. An experienced attorney can help you understand what your rights are, what the premises owners obligations are, and more importantly, help you perfect your claim and protect what you are entitled to. The laws around premises liability are extremely complex and can be confusing. We can help you navigate them.
I need help with a premises liability case, what do I do now?
The best way to get started is to simply give us a call. We have a pretty easy to remember phone number: 877-8MaineLaw. You can call any time, day or night. If we cant answer, you will get a call back very quickly. If you prefer that we call you first, you can simply fill out a form on the right side of the screen and we will contact you shortly.
Have you recently been in an car crash (or know someone who has)? We help with those too. Check out this article on 7 things you should do after a motor vehicle accident.