Landlords and other building owners in North Carolina have a responsibility to ensure that their properties are safe for invitees (and sometimes even trespassers) and that the structures on site adhere to proper building codes.
When they do not and someone suffers a serious injury as a result, it may be appropriate to file a premises liability lawsuit.
Like many states, North Carolina does not subscribe to the legal theory of strict liability. That means just because a person has been injured on another person's property does not make them automatically liable for compensation. Your attorney will have to prove that the property owner or manager knew about the hazardous condition (or should have known), failed to take any reasonable steps to remedy the situation and that in turn proximately caused your injury.