Hurt On Someone Else’s Property? Follow Some Basic Steps
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Hurt On Someone Else’s Property? Follow Some Basic Steps

by | Feb 9, 2019 | Premises Liability

We know that the last thing on your mind when you head out somewhere is that you may get injured. Who wants to be on the lookout every time they walk into the store or even someone else’s private home?

Think about the places you go during the week: bank, grocery store, your kids’ school, gas station, playground, and more. At every one of these places, property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of their patrons. If they fail to do so and someone gets hurt, they could be liable.

When it comes to premises liability cases, there are many factors that come into play, including whether or not you contributed to the injury in any way. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we want to make sure you get the settlement you deserve. When you need a Kansas City premises liability attorney, call us today.

Steps You Need To Take

Because these cases can become complicated, there are some steps we suggest you follow in the aftermath of an injury on another person’s property. It is always a good idea to speak with an attorney about your case, as no two are ever the same.

  1. If the injury is serious, call 911. If it is not a 911 kind of injury, you still need to notify management that something happened so they can document it.
  2. If you can, take pictures of the cause of the accident. If it was a broken shelf, snap a photo. If there was a pool of water on the floor, get a video. If you are unable to do so yourself, ask someone with you to do so.
  3. As soon as you are injured, go see a doctor. Do not finish your shopping or blow it off as a minor injury that will go away. Sometimes you will not feel the full effects of an injury until hours after it occurred. If you wait, insurance companies will use this lapse of time against you and claim you were not really injured in the first place.
  4. Hold off on speaking with any insurance companies or other parties until you seek legal assistance. They will almost certainly record your statement and use it against you later.
  5. Make sure you gather as much documentation related to the incident as possible. This includes photographic evidence, store documentation, and medical records. An attorney can help you get all of this.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one have been injured on someone else’s property due to the negligence of another person, you should seek legal assistance. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we understand the complexity of these cases and will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your incident-related expenses. This can include coverage of your medical costs, lost wages if you miss work, pain and suffering damages, as well as punitive damages. When you need a Kansas City premises liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 816-941-8949.