If you’re spending time at a business, shopping, or visiting someone else’s property, it’s reasonable to expect that the property is well maintained and kept safe. The property owner or manager of a place of business is responsible for maintaining the premises and keeping the area safe. When a property is neglected your safety is at risk.
Injuries on properties often result from negligence by the property owner or manager. For example, if the appropriate manager, employee or owner fails to address a problem that presents a slip and trip hazards, it makes an injury more likely to occur.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’VE BEEN INJURED ON ANOTHER PERSON’S PROPERTY?
If you’ve been injured on another person’s property, there are immediate steps you should take to protect yourself and your rights.
First, seek medical attention if needed. Do not hesitate.
To further protect your rights to bring a legal claim, you should consider the following actions:
- Take photos or videos of the location where the accident occurred to properly preserve the condition of the area, defect or nature of a substance that caused a fall;
- Take note of the details of the property condition and location;
- Monitor and record any symptoms that occur after an initial injury. Seek medical treatment as necessary.
- Did anyone else observe or witness your injury? Do not forget to get their contact information in case you need to reach out later.
HOW CAN HABUSH HELP?
The experienced lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand that property owners, managers and employees have a certain duty and a responsibility to keep tenants, customers, or guests safe. They should be mindful of potential hazards and should not let anything prevent them from ensuring the property is safe and secure.
Our reliable attorneys have handled a variety of property injury cases, including:
- Slip and Fall Accidents – Slip and fall accidents on private properties and business places occur frequently. They can happen for a variety of reasons and injured individuals may have a claim against the owner, landlord, or property manager who has notice of a dangerous or hazardous condition on their property.
- Structural defects and Unsafe Conditions – Guests, visitors, and customers have a right to expect that features of a property, such as a door, window, stairs, balcony or porch are safe and built to the proper code. If a structure fails due to improper maintenance or poor construction, you may wish to consult with an attorney who can properly investigate the cause.
- Fires – serious burns result in long term recovery and even death. If the fire could have been prevented by the property owner, the injured parties, or the families of those who lost their lives, may be able to take legal action.
- Swimming Pool Injuries – Property owners have a responsibility to ensure swimming pools are properly secured and safe for guests. Make sure a pool is properly attended, especially if children are swimming. If an owner fails to make sure that their pool is safe for guests, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries or deaths.
The experience attorneys of Habush & Rottier are here to help you with your injury claim. To discuss the details of your case, contact us at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874).