Were you hurt on someone else’s property? Property owners, from friends and family members to owners and operators of public places, all have an obligation to keep you safe. Whenever you are on someone else’s property, from a neighbor’s house to your local supermarket, that owner of those premises owes you a duty of care and must take certain steps to ensure you do not get harmed. If that duty is breached, and you become injured due to a property owners’ negligence, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a premises liability claim.
Personal injury recovery is the amount that comes from a premises liability lawsuit or insurance settlement to compensate someone for physical and mental suffering, including injury to body, injury to reputation, or both. When you get hurt on someone else’s property, you shouldn’t have to be burdened with paying your medical bills, especially if the accident is not your fault. Lost wages can make it hard to recover after an accident, and filing a claim is one of the only ways to make up for these damages.
The amount of compensation you will receive from a premises liability claim is contingent upon the specifics of your case. Typically, accident victims who suffer severe injuries will be awarded a higher settlement than those who have minor injuries. If the property owner acted especially negligently, or purposely put the victim in unreasonably hazardous circumstances, the victim may be awarded a larger settlement as well. Since every accident is different, the only way to know how much compensation you may be able to get from a premises liability claim is to talk to a lawyer about what happened to you.
How Can I Maximize The Amount Of Compensation I Can Receive From A Premises Liability Claim?
Evidence is a strong component of any successful premises liability claim. The more evidence you have that demonstrates the negligence of the property owner, the stronger your case becomes. To maximize the amount of compensation you can receive from your premises liability claim, seek medical care immediately after being injured. Whether you visit the emergency room or schedule a doctor’s visit, it’s important to ensure you are medically well and that your injuries are examined. By having this medical visit on file immediately after the accident, you can tie any injuries directly to the accident which will strengthen your case.
Never admit fault at the scene of the accident. Many accident victims feel pressured to accept accountability for their injuries that occur on someone else’s property, but if you falsely accept the fault for what happened, this might affect your case later down the line. Never provide a statement to anyone without contacting a lawyer first.
Be sure to take photos at the scene of the accident. Document everything that happened, from the conditions of the premises to the injuries you sustained. If there are any circumstances that contributed to the accident, such as a spill on the ground of a supermarket or an excessive amount of wires trailing on the floor, having evidence of the setting of your accident will help greatly when demonstrating the negligence of the property owner, which increases the likelihood that you will receive a settlement for their actions.
Talk to any witnesses at the scene of the accident. Take down their contact information and get as detailed of an eyewitness account as you can. The more people you have that can support your statements and support your side of the story, the easier it will be to demonstrate who is at fault.
How Do I Know If I Am Eligible To File A Premises Liability Claim?
As with other personal injury cases, premises liability cases are based on the negligence of the at-fault party. The injured party will need to prove the property owner or occupier of the premises was negligent and “failed to use reasonable care” in maintaining the property. If you can prove that the property owner contributed to your accident in any way, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury claim.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. A property owner’s duties require them to abide by certain standards and regulations to keep you safe, but there can be exceptions to these rules as well. The only way to know what legal options you have for receiving a settlement is to speak with a California premises liability attorney as soon as you possibly can.
By scheduling a consultation with a California premises liability lawyer, you can have your initial questions and concerns addressed and, if you are eligible to file a premises liability claim, your lawyer will help you do so every step of the way.
How Much Does It Cost To Talk To A Premises Liability Lawyer?
Not all California premises liability lawyers offer a free consultation for accident victims. At The Accident Network Law Group, we never charge for an initial consultation. We are committed to helping California accident victims get the help and guidance they need. In your free consultation, we will address your questions and concerns so you can feel confident moving forward with your premises liability claim.
When you work with The Accident Network Law Group, you pay no fees unless we win your case. You pay no legal fees or expenses unless your legal team wins your claim – meaning setting up a consultation and getting advice from one of our attorneys comes at virtually zero risk to you.
To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with the premises liability lawyers at The Accident Network Law Group, call our law offices today at (951) 291-0976 or send us an email at [email protected] We have offices in Costa Mesa and Riverside, and are here to help any California accident victim in need. If you or a loved one have been hurt on someone else’s property, you need to act fast. The sooner you contact a premises liability attorney, the sooner you can get relief after your accident.