Month: August 2012

Property Accidents Due to Negligence

Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their property safe and to warn visitors of potential hazards. In such cases where an accident is sustained on someone’s property due to negligence or a wrongful act, there are a number of questions that arise. Premises liability cases can be complex and victims typically need to learn about their legal rights and how to go about filing an injury claim. Incidents may involve workplace and construction site injuries, playground and amusements park accidents, school injuries, personal property slips and falls, restaurant, catering, parking lot or shopping mall mishaps. Incidents may also involve injuries at a camp or nursing home slips and falls. Victims of premises liability cases can incur many serious injuries including broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, accidental drowning and in some cases, wrongful death. Owning property means taking responsibility for the safety of the people you invite onto your property. Whether you were injured at a retail store or any other commercial, residential or other premises, the property owner may be liable for your injuries.

It is most important that if you or someone you care about is involved in an injury on another person’s property that you keep careful and diligent records, and photos if possible, involving the scene of the injury and circumstances of the property which factored into the incident. Note any injuries, medical treatment or medications administered as well as the names of any individuals involved. In any situation, it’s best to consult with an attorney as quickly as possible to gain a full understanding of your legal rights and potential entitlement to compensation.
We can help you understand the statue of limitations involving your case, which varies from state-to-state, file charges, collect evidence and speak with the property owner’s insurance company and/or attorney. It is our job to give you a full understanding of steps involved in filing a premises liability case and to work on your behalf to recover appropriate compensation for injuries, pain, suffering, medical expenses or lost wages. The attorneys at Okun, Oddo and Babat are trained in the area of personal injury law. Contact us for a consultation.