What You Should Do If You Get Injured on Someone’s Property? By definition, an accident is both unexpected and unintentional, so it cannot be anticipated. While many accidents happen at home, they can occur anywhere, and often occur on someone else’s property. Since an accident is unintentional, do you have any legal recourse if you are injured on somebody else’s property? Read on to discover what you should do.
If you are injured on someone’s property, you may be able to sue the owner of the property and be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Why? The law requires property owners to maintain a safe environment. Persons on the property should not be at risk of harm. For a public establishment, examples of such risks would include:
If a business owner is aware of such dangers on the property and someone is injured as a result of the danger, the owner can be found liable and would be responsible for paying damages to the injured party. The degree of duty required from the owner to the visitor varies from state to state. The injured party is required to show that the owner was aware of the issue, and the injury was due to the hazard on the property.
A similar duty to present a safe environment to visitors is also required of homeowners. For dog owners, proper restraints to prevent the animal from biting someone is required. Of course, if you have suffered a personal injury on someone else’s property, you must show that the owner was aware of the dangerous conditions. In addition, the injured party needs to show that the owner’s negligence in maintaining the property was the cause of your injuries. Laws in this area vary from state to state.
If the injured party was a trespasser on the property or was aware of the hazard prior to entering on the property, the ability to collect for injuries may be affected. If the injured party is successful in proving the liability of the property owner, compensation can include payment for future medical expenses, lost income, and financial compensation for pain and suffering.
If you are injured on someone else’s property, many factors must be reviewed, and the process is complicated. Maximize your recovery for your injuries by getting assistance from the legal experts in personal injury law. The experts at Maze Law Offices can answer your questions and assist you through the entire legal process. Our goal is to get you the maximum settlement for your injuries and associated pain and suffering. Don’t sell your case short with a less experienced firm. Let us help your case succeed. Contact us today for a free consultation.