No one ever plans to get hurt at work. However, a serious injury on the job can result in disability and loss of income, which can utterly disrupt your life or even change it forever.
Property owners have certain obligations to keep their land and the buildings on it safe for anyone visiting or doing business there. If they fail to do so and an accident happens, the results can be devastating to the injured party.
A premises liability lawyer at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran knows your rights and is ready to help you gain the compensation you deserve. Let our attorneys help you while you get back on your feet.
What are the most common premises liability accidents?
Premises liability accidents can take place at commercial buildings like offices, schools and stores; in private homes or rentals; or on public property, including streets, parks, and public transportation vehicles.
While typically not as dramatic as the injuries from car accidents, premises liability injuries can include:
Slips and falls are the leading cause of premises liability accidents. They can be caused by unsafe property conditions including liquids or foreign substances on the floors, unsafe passageways and aisles, faulty stairs, or any other negligent maintenance or upkeep factor that can lead to bodily harm. Building code violations can also come into play in these types of accidents.
While most animal bites aren’t serious, many result in medical bills, lost time from work, and suffering. Millions of them occur every day, and a large number of them affect small children. North Carolina permits animal bite victims to recover compensation if they can prove negligence on the part of the owner.
Construction site accidents don’t only affect construction workers. Unfortunately, accidents stemming from poor electrical wiring through faulty scaffolding and inadequate security can befall even a casual passerby.
If I’ve had a premises liability accident, what should I do next?
The most important thing to do first is seek medical attention if you haven’t done so already.
Once your injuries have been addressed, write down the details of your accident. This way, you have something more accurate to rely on than your memory when it comes time to speak with a premises liability lawyer.
If you have any evidence that the premises (or animal, if there was an animal bite incident) was maintained in a negligent fashion, and if you know of any witnesses who can help you prove this claim, make note of this information.
Be sure to get your complete medical records after your injury and treatment.
Finally, meet with a premises liability lawyer and determine whether you want to file a personal injury claim. If you do file a claim, you also need to notify the potential defendants through your lawyer.
Where do I begin filing a personal injury claim?
If you are looking to file a personal injury claim, you should do so quickly. Any delay in filing on your part could lead to potential delays in receiving benefits. Reporting injuries immediately and filing a claim as soon as you decide to seek benefits will significantly increase your premises liability lawyer’s chances of recovering compensation quickly.
The premises liability lawyers at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran are here to provide you with trusted, effective legal counsel and it will not cost you anything to come in for a consultation. We’ll focus on your claim, allowing you to focus on recovery and moving your life forward.