Many people mistakenly think that accidents are always their own fault. The general train of thought is “I fell down” therefore it must have been my fault. But that is not always the case. Accidents that happen on someone else’s property may actually be there fault! There are reasonable exceptions of course. If the private…
Many people mistakenly think that accidents are always their own fault. The general train of thought is “I fell down” therefore it must have been my fault. But that is not always the case. Accidents that happen on someone else’s property may actually be there fault!
There are reasonable exceptions of course. If the private property did everything they could to prevent you from hurting yourself, or warn you of any potential dangers, you may have brought that on yourself. But if that was not the situation, an accident that occurs on private property should be reviewed by a personal injury attorney.
If you have been hurt on private property, there are a few key things you must immediately do. The first is seeking medical help. The moments immediately following an accident are very important to establish whether or not your injuries were actually caused by the accident. You will have a much harder time proving to anyone that the back injury you sustained was from a fall in a store if you wait weeks to see a doctor about it.
Do not make the big mistake of accepting some sort of settlement before you talk to an attorney. You may think that I am saying this because I am going to say that an attorney will get you more money, and that sort of is true. The real reason that you should wait however, is because an attorney will make sure that you do not get taken advantage of. At the time of the accident, you may have no idea how serious your injuries are. You may require very expensive medical care. Until you see a medical professional, how would you even know if you are okay?
A personal injury attorney is not only familiar with the common injuries sustained from accidents, they are also familiar with the true costs that result from them. They will be able to make sure that you receive the right amount of compensation for the injuries you sustained.
Yes, it was an accident, but if it wasn’t your fault, why should you have to pay for it?
When you have been hurt, don’t make things harder on yourself, instead, contact a personal injury attorney.
The last important step to take after being injured on private property is to collect as much information as possible. Find out the names of witness, and record the location of where the accident occurred. If you are able to speak to the property owner, take down their name and contact information. Try to do so in a non confrontational or accusative manner. Remember, you are only trying to make sure that you can recover, not profit off of their misfortune.
If you have been hurt on private property, you still have rights. Don’t let anyone make you believe that an accident is always your fault.