What To Do If You Get Hurt on Someone Else’s Property

Maybe you were shopping when you slipped on a puddle or tripped over a broken floorboard. Or maybe, you were injured inside a parking garage due to poor lighting or inadequate security. In these types of situations, compensation could be available through a premises liability claim.

The way you respond to an accident on someone else’s property can help maximize your financial recovery in the future. In general, you should try to complete the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention: You will need to call an ambulance or visit the emergency room if your injuries are immediately apparent and severe. But you should also visit a doctor even if you suspect that your injuries are minor. It can take time for symptoms to appear.
  • Gather evidence: Evidence is everything in an injury case. If you are able to do so, you should take photographs of the hazardous condition before someone has a chance to fix it. It is also important to get the names and contact details of any witnesses.
  • Report the incident: You should make the property owner aware of the accident right away. If you were hurt on commercial property, you should report the incident to the highest-ranking person that you can find. Request a copy of their incident report for your own records. If you were hurt on public property and did not need emergency responders, then notify the city or town. A notification letter may be appropriate
  • Contact a lawyer for a free consultation: There are many more steps that must be taken in order to obtain justice and compensation. It can be difficult to know if you are doing everything that you can to support your premises liability claim. That is where our lawyers come in. We will gladly help you protect your rights and seek fair compensation. 

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