Any owner of property, public or private, has a duty to make sure that their property is safe. This means that one must make the necessary repairs or warn people of potential hazards to be compliant with the law. If you have been seriously harmed by a dangerous property condition, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Cases like these, where a property owner is held responsible for injuries sustained on their property, are called “premises liability cases.”
There are many important actions that one should take if you have been involved in a premises liability matter. These steps will help to bolster your case and help you potential settlement.
- Make sure to document the hazard.
- It is important to take pictures and measurements of the scene of the injury before someone has a chance to fix it. If this is not done, it may be hard to prove that a dangerous condition actually existed.
- Preserve any and all evidence.
- Important evidence can be found anywhere, even on the bottom of your shoe. It is important to gather as much evidence as possible for your attorney, so be sure that you save everything that you have, even your clothes from the time of the injury.
These cases occur frequently and should not be taken lightly. If you have been injured due to a hazardous condition and you believe the owner of the property knew or should have known about, call the Ernst Law Group, today in order to preserve your legal rights.
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