Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. This includes the possibility of accidents that cause personal injury on another person’s property, including a store, a business, or even at a family member or friend’s home. No matter the location, it is the responsibility of a property or land owner to assure that their property is safe for visitors, tenants, customers, and guests. When the property owner fails to ensure this safety and an injury occurs, they may be liable for the accident.
It is important to know that if your injury occurs at the house or property of a friend, family member, or a business owner, your claim will be negotiated with the insurance company and not against the property owner. People pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year for insurance coverage to help compensate you if you get injured on their property. Your personal injury lawyer will not seek to hurt your friend in any way and there is a good chance that they will never be involved in your settlement process.
This is a very tricky question and can raise many sorts of questions. Importantly, the law gives greater protection and coverage to children in the state of Kentucky. Many of these injuries are governed by Attractive Nuisance law. A child, because of their age, sometimes cannot understand or appreciate a dangerous condition on another person’s land. They also most often do not understand the concept of trespassing. Our team has years of experience helping families and children obtain compensation for injuries they have suffered at another person’s house or property.
The first and most important step to take if you are injured at a store or on someone else’s property is to seek medical attention. Secondly, it is important to take pictures and document the scene of your accident and to take pictures of your bodily injury. Third, you should contact an experienced attorney who handles injury accident cases. Our office is able to handle the paperwork and deal with the insurance company and your medical bills. When you allow an experienced attorney from our office to handle your case, you are better able to focus on recovery.
Do not wait and hope that the insurance company or property owner will take care of you after your injury. The most damaging thing you can do to your case is delay speaking with an attorney. Always remember, there is no charge and no obligation for calling to ask questions. Our advice is free. If you have questions about your injury or would like to know how much your claim is worth, contact our Mt. Sterling premises liability lawyers today.