Premises liability cases are often referred to as “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents. These are injuries sustained because of a fall on the premises of a business or venue. It is a business’s responsibility to maintain handrails, repair damaged concrete and floor surfaces, and ensure that all visitors remain safe while on the premises. If you’ve been injured in a fall, trip or slip while on the premises of a business, you may be entitled to compensation.
An Attorney Can Help
It can be quite difficult to prove a premises liability case. The laws that govern the maintenance and repair of public buildings and business are constantly changing and adapting. An individual who tries to handle a case like this on his own may be stymied by the legal jargon and lawyer terminologies used in the court proceedings. Don’t try to handle a premises liability case on your own. It is very important to select a lawyer with experience and professionalism: one who knows the laws and how they apply to you. The Law Offices of Brent W. Caldwell have been handling premises liability cases in the states of California and Nevada for years. Our case success rate is what it is because of our commitment to the personal needs and rights of our clients.
What to Do If You’ve Been Injured
A premises liability case can be extremely difficult to prove and win on behalf of the injured party. Do not be discouraged, however, because our law offices will do whatever we can to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and need. If you’ve been seriously injured on the premises of a business or public location, you need compensation to handle medical bills and rehabilitation expenses. If the injury was sustained because of unsafe conditions, action is necessary so the condition does not cause future injuries to innocent people.
When you’ve been injured in a premises accident, whether it is a slip, trip, stumble or fall, it’s important to gather relevant information that can be invaluable to your case. After an injury, gather the following information:
- Photos of the area where the accident occurred. Pay special attention to concrete cracks or deformities, handrails, and step or stair construction, as these elements are often neglected and can cause serious injury.
- Witness statements and contact information. The witnesses to your accident are some of the best sources for providing you with the compensation you require.
- Maintenance and repair records. It can be difficult to secure this information, but an attorney can often subpoena these records to help you win your case. If a business is shown to be neglectful in maintaining and repairing its public facilities, the business can be proven to be at fault.
- Physical samples. Crumbling concrete, rusted handrails, and other physical evidence is often necessary in a premises liability case. Your attorney will know how to acquire the evidence you need to win.
Personal injuries sustained on public premises or business premises can be embarrassing and hurtful. We believe that every person has the right to his or her own personal safety. This is why we will do our best to ensure that you are compensated for the injuries you’ve sustained. Contact the Law Offices of Brent W. Caldwell, Huntington Beach Premises Liability Attorney, for a free consultation. We can answer your questions, hear your story, and let you know what to expect.
Unless you act, you may never know to what compensation you are entitled.