Premises liability cases can happen in many different areas. They can involve a pedestrian who is injured while walking on a property. This property is owned by a specific person who has the responsibility of taking care of the area, meaning they should remove any hazards that are present. If hazards are present and an individual suffers from an accident due to this hazard, they can hold the property owner responsible for failing to keep a safe premises for pedestrians. When you become injured on someone else’s property, you may be facing mounting medical bills, lost wages and time out of work, as well as a number of other negative repercussions.
When you and your attorney file your personal injury claim, it is important that you are able to prove that the dangerous conditions existed on the property where you were injured. This is known as the burden of proof. You will have to show that the owner was negligent and either knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions that were present on the property. If you are able to prove this, you can win compensation as damages to help with medical bills that have piled up as a result of your accident and the injuries you have sustained. This compensation can be sufficient enough to seem beneficial.
There are a number of ways that you can show that the property owner was negligent and contributed to your accident. For example, if you were injured in a store because you slipped and fell on a wet floor, you should take pictures of the puddle on the floor before you leave the scene of the accident. It is easy for evidence to be quickly cleaned up or fixed so if you can, your best bet is to take photos or videos of the dangerous conditions. In addition, if you are injured in a public place such as a store, it is important that you inform a manager that you were injured before leaving the premises. This is essential because if you don’t tell them but try to bring a lawsuit, they won’t have any idea that an incident occurred.
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.