The summer can mean a lot more time spent outside, visiting with friends and family. Unfortunately, that fun and sun can come with a few risks, namely getting injured on someone else’s property. Another thing that is unfortunate is how obstinate some insurance companies can be about paying out when someone is injured and someone’s homeowner insurance policy needs to be used. If you or a loved one are hurt on someone else’s property this season, you may need the assistance of our Queens premises liability attorneys.

What Are Some Common Summer Hazards?

If you are on someone’s property during the summer months, you are probably going to be spending a good amount of time outside. There are a few common hazards to be aware of when you are spending time outdoors. Potential problems include:

Swimming pools: They are obviously a hazard for younger kids who could drown and get seriously injured, but do not forget the area around the swimming pool. People can easily slip and fall near the pool or into it.

Uneven or broken walkways: A home can also have uneven or broken surfaces that can become tripping hazards. Steps, walkways, and driveways all need to be properly maintained for the safety of any guests.

Dogs and other animals: If you are spending more time outside, you could also increase the odds of bad run-ins with dogs and other pets. A dog bite can cause a lot of damage and a pile of medical bills.

Do I Need a Premises Liability Lawyer?

It can be hard to make a premises liability case on your own. A lawyer can make a stronger case and do their best to show that you are owed some kind of compensation. Your attorney can speak to insurance companies on your behalf and gather any evidence needed to make your case.

What Kind of Compensation Should I Receive in a Premises Liability Case?

Unfortunately, the first offer from an insurance company after someone gets injured is rarely sufficient. You or your loved one are probably looking at some serious expenses, and you need fair and reasonable compensation. Our lawyers will help you fight for an offer that will cover:

Medical bills: You may have to go to the doctor or hospital for treatment after your accident, and you might also know that you will have future medical costs. You may also have bills from mental health treatments if the accident was particularly traumatic, like your child being attacked by a dog.

Lost wages: If you had to miss work due to your injuries, you probably missed paychecks. That can leave a big hole in your household budget, so any compensation needs to be calculated with these lost wages in mind.

Pain and suffering: Any mental anguish suffered as a result of the accident needs to be considered as well.

Schedule Your Consultation

Our experienced lawyers will do their best to help you secure fair compensation. So contact the Law Offices of George Poulos and get ready to talk to our legal team. We are ready to fight for you and your family.