After injuring yourself on someone else’s property, what you should do is seek medical attention. After any immediate danger is taken care of, you might decide to consult a premises liability lawyer to see if you could recover compensation for your injuries.
If a wet floor, broken elevator, unsafe pool, or other hazard on someone’s property injured you, you might be able to file a lawsuit against the liable party for compensation to cover your medical expenses (and other costs related to your injury).
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you do not believe your injury is worth getting checked out, you should do so anyway. Not only will this ensure that you are healthy and safe, but it will also serve as evidence in case you want to file a lawsuit down the road.
One kind of premises liability accident is a slip and fall. In these cases, a tripping hazard causes the plaintiff to fall and injure themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls result in serious injuries.
The CDC reports that common injuries from slip and fall accidents include:
- Arm fractures
- Ankle fractures
- Head injuries
- Hip fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
Regardless of how you injured yourself on someone else’s property – you should always pursue medical care.
Call a Premises Liability Law Firm
After you seek medical attention for your injury, you can choose to consult with a premises liability lawyer. Your lawyer can go over your case and provide you with your legal options.
While you do not need a lawyer to file a lawsuit or negotiate a settlement with insurance companies, you may want to allow someone else to work on your case while you focus on recovering physically.
A lawyer can speak to witnesses, gather evidence, negotiate on your behalf, take your case to trial (if necessary). Most personal injury cases settle outside of court. If the negligent party or their insurance company does not want to give you the settlement to which you are entitled, your lawyer might recommend fighting for a judgment in court.
Some of the compensation you might be entitled to includes:
- Past and future medical bills
- Ongoing treatment costs
- Transportation costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When you suffer an injury, you might have a lot of medical bills—you might even rack up debt. An attorney that works on premises liability cases like yours will usually take your case on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you pay nothing upfront or out of pocket. The attorney will take a cut from any financial awards they win for you.
George Sink P.A. Injury Lawyers Wants to Help You
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is available to take cases in South Carolina like yours. You can reach out to a member of our team for a free case evaluation to see what your options are after injuring yourself on someone else’s property.
If a hazard on someone else’s property injured you or a loved one, call us or fill out our online form today. You do not pay any fees upfront or out of pocket. In other words, there is no risk to you by giving us a call. Just focus on getting better and leave the rest to us.