When someone is injured on another person’s property it is imperative that the injured party speak with a personal injury attorney immediately. If the injured party is contacted by the property owner’s insurance carrier first, it is important that they do not give them any information without speaking to a lawyer first. Tell them politely that you call them back, then politely hang-up.
Questions to ask yourself:
Were there any witnesses to the accident?
Do you know how long the condition was there?
Were any complaints made to the Property Owners?
If yes, how and when?
If yes, by whom?
Has the property owner’s insurance carrier been contacted?
If yes, have they contacted you?
Have you given their insurance carrier a statement?
Do you have photographs of the condition after the injury?
Were any citations or summons’ ever made by a governmental or quasi-governmental agency?
When did you first go to the hospital or doctor for your injuries?
If you went to the hospital, what did you tell the hospital staff happened?
This list is in no way meant to be exhaustive and there may be other things you will want to find out. That is why it is imperative that any person who is injured on someone else’s property contact a personal injury attorney immediately.
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