When individuals are involved in a premises liability case, they can take certain steps to support their case. While they should always acquire the help of an attorney, there are steps that they can do on their own. First, it is important to see a doctor. Your health is the first priority in these cases. It is vital to have a doctor check you for any signs of injuries. With this doctor’s visit, it can provide documentation of your injuries. This can also include the date of the appointment, which will prove a timeline of your accident and the injuries that resulted from it. The doctor can detail the extent of the injuries that happened as a result of a hazard that the premises failed to remove.
If you are able to do so, take a picture at the scene where the accident happened. This can prove that the hazard was present. This can be especially helpful when a hazard is removed after the accident occurs and evidence is needed to show that the premises failed to remove it before your accident occurred.
The main focus of these cases is proving that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard present and did not do what they could to remove the hazard. This shows negligence on their behalf. Property owners have specific safety precautions they should be taking every day to ensure the safety of those that are coming onto their property. By proving this, it can help support your case.
What can I gain?
If you win a premises liability lawsuit, you may be able to win compensation for your injuries. This can include economic damages. These damages can cover the cost of medical bills that have piled up due to your injuries. They can also help cover lost wages or lost future wages that might occur due to your inability to work while injured. These damages can also include compensation for the emotional turmoil that you have suffered from as a result of the accident you experienced. When you win damages in a case, it can help you recover funds that you may have had to previously spend.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.