It happens more often than you might think. People are injured every day by the negligence of property owners. Accidents such as falls, slips, trips, or falling objects can happen. If you are injured on someone’s property due to unsafe conditions that could have been avoided, it is in your best interest to seek help in receiving appropriate compensation. Here’s what you need to know about these types of personal injury cases.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you think that you are okay, you should seek medical attention anytime an accident occurs. Some injuries may not be apparent immediately. At times, injuries may be more severe than they first appear. When someone else is responsible for your injury, they are legally responsible for paying your medical bills. For this reason, there is no need to put off medical treatment due to cost. Make yourself or loved ones a priority and seek medical treatment right away.
If you can, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that led to your injuries. Gather information from the property owner. If there were any witnesses, obtain their contact information and brief statements. At the time of the accident you should immediately report unsafe conditions and the accident to the property owner or their representative. If you reported the incident to a manager rather than the owner, get that manager’s contact information as well.
Contact an Attorney
Even if the property owner has insurance, you may have a hard time obtaining fair compensation. It is in the best interest of both the insurance company and the property owner to pay out as little as possible. Never accept the first settlement offer without first talking to an attorney. An experienced personal injury lawyer can examine your case carefully and ensure that you get fair compensation for your injuries and lost wages.
If you have been injured on an unsafe property or in an unsafe building, contact us today for a free case consultation or to get more information.