When selecting a premises liability lawyer, be sure that the attorney in question has a broad and deep understanding of premises liability law. Premises liability laws control most slip and fall, trip and fall, open hole, falling objects and other issues related to injuries that arose because of dangers on property. Herman & Wells Attorney at Law is well versed in this area of the law. If you were injured due to a problem with someone or some companies’ property, please contact us.
Premises liability law can overlap with a many other areas of injury law and types of injuries such as worker’s compensation, animal bites, slip and falls, even car accidents. Attorney Herman & Wells has over a decade of experience exclusively practicing personal injury law and handling insurance disputes. This sets him apart from other attorneys who also handle taxes, divorces, business matters and criminal defense but also hold themselves out as “personal injury” attorneys. Attorney Wells has handled thousands of personal injury claims for people with innumerable types of injuries and has helped people injured by construction accidents, animal bites, workplace injuries, slip and falls and countless other forms of negligence.
Important Questions for Your Premises Liability Claim
- Who is responsible for the danger? In many cases, the property owner or occupier is responsible for damages resulting from hazardous conditions on their property.
- So who is going to pay for the injuries or damage? Homeowners Insurance or Property Insurance covers injuries caused by negligent owners or people who control the property. In some extreme cases, the responsible companies’ assets may be used to pay for injuries caused by negligent property owner. This does not mean they’re just going to write you a check, however, and it is important that you choose an attorney skilled in negotiating with insurance companies as well as investigating assets and determining if pursuing a negligent individual is a viable option. Lastly, if litigating is required, your attorney must know how to get your whole case in front of a jury in a respectful, persuasive way to get an injured person everything they deserve to get their life back on track.
- What should I do after I’m injured on someone else’s property? Seek medical attention, but make certain to document the dangerous conditions with pictures (even if they are just from your phone) and file the appropriate report, such as an incident report at the business where you were injured, or even if applicable, with police or animal control. Write down the contact information for any witnesses. Then contact a qualified attorney to help you consider your options for recovering your injuries or damages.
- How can I prove it? This is the hard part. Sadly, negligent property owners and corporations especially, are infamous for quickly covering up the hazardous condition and filing false incident reports to portray the injured as being at fault or simply a liar. It is important that you document the conditions to the best of your abilities, make sure a correct report is filed, get a copy and contact a qualified attorney.
- What kind of settlement can I expect? There is no right answer to this question and it depends on many factors such as the injuries you have sustained, the available insurance or assets of the property owner, and how clearly the property owner was at fault. A qualified personal injury attorney who has handled many of these claims is the best place to turn to have your claim evaluated. If you have been injured by hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, contact us today. There is no charge for an initial consultation and you can expect to speak to the attorney himself.
Statutes of limitation may apply and can vary by state, so it is best to talk with a qualified attorney soon after an injury to determine if you have a valid claim.
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