Property owners have the responsibility to keep their premises safe so accidents don’t occur. However, this is not always the case. If you’ve been hurt at someone else’s home or a company’s establishment, you may have a premises liability case on your hands. Discover 5 steps to take after a premises liability accident:
Seek Medical Care
From the moment your accident happens to when the verdict has been given, the judge will review what medical attention you received and future medical attention that will be necessary. As soon as possible, allow your doctor to review your injury so you can have a paper trail of evidence from a medical professional.
Report the Accident
The property owner or premises manager needs to know that the accident happened right away. This shows that you are trying to rectify your personal situation and trying to ensure it doesn’t happen to anyone else. The most common type of premises liability injury is a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident. However, there are many more types of accidents that are considered under a premises liability claim.
Write Down What Happened
Memories can fade over time. That’s why it’s important to write down exactly what happened as soon as possible after the accident. You can include as much information as possible such as who was there, what caused the accident, what time it was, and any other detail that was present. This recollection of events will help during the case.
Request Information from Witnesses
Witnesses are key to a strong legal argument. They can strengthen your testimony which helps your case! If possible, ask witnesses for their names and phone numbers so if we need to talk to them, we can reach them easily.
Call Your Premises Liability Attorneys
It’s important to have an experienced premises liability attorney on your side to help you receive compensation to get you through your recovery journey. If you’ve been injured, don’t hesitate to call Kicklighter Law: 912-754-6003 .