All residential, municipal, and commercial property owners are responsible for making sure their property is safe from any present dangers. No one should ever become injured on another person’s property if it is kept safe but it does happen. If a person fails to keep their property safe, they may be held liable in the event of an accident.
If you are injured on another person’s property because of their negligence, you will be responsible for proving that the owner knew or should have known about the danger. If you are physically able to without causing additional injury, you should take pictures and video of what caused the accident. If there are witnesses around, you should obtain their contact information, as they may be valuable to proving your case. If you were injured in a store, you should inform the management prior to leaving the scene of the accident to ensure that they are aware of the injury that took place due to their negligence. If not, you may find it difficult to bring a successful lawsuit in the future.
It is also essential that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case. If you do bring a lawsuit, you may be able to recover both economic and noneconomic damages that can assist you in paying for your medical bills and lost wages from the accident. Contact our firm today if you require strong legal representation after an accident on someone else’s property.
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.