Premises liability cases can be rather tricky, especially if you were injured at a local business. In most instances, premises liability cases occur when a business or property owner has been negligent and someone has been injured on their property as a result. Some of the most common types of accidents that are categorized as premises liability cases are slip and fall accidents. A few weeks ago we went over some of the most shocking statistics pertaining to slip and fall accidents, which we hope provided you with a little more insight on how serious these types of accidents can be. With that information in mind, today we are going to go over what steps should be taken following an accident on another person or business’ property. There are numerous factors to take into consideration when pursuing a premises liability case, including who was at fault, what type of injuries were sustained, and whether or not the accident could have been prevented.
It is the responsibility of the homeowner or property owner to ensure their premises is safe for others to visit. Seems straightforward enough, right? Unfortunately, many property owners do not take the time to ensure all hazards are taken care of and their property is safe for visitors. If a property’s unsafe condition leads to an accident and ensuing injury, you may have a premises liability case on your hands. Before we look at what you should do immediately following an accident on someone else’s property, let’s go over some of the most common accidents that lead to premises liability cases:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Animal attacks
- Burn injuries
- Gas explosions
- Faulty machinery
- Accidental drowning
Keep in mind these are not the only types of accidents that can happen on another party’s premises. If you have any questions about premises liability accidents, please contact Rad Law Firm.
What to Do Next?
Pursuing a premises liability lawsuit is a big decision that should not be made lightly. In order to ensure you are doing the right thing and have a good case on your hands, please contact Rad Law Firm. With that in mind, here are a few of the most important steps that should be taken after an accident to strengthen your premises liability case:
- Seek medical attention
- Report the accident to the manager (if applicable) and authorities
- Take pictures and document the scene
- Talk to witnesses and collect information from them
- Take notes on the incident, making sure to include anything you remember
- Contact an attorney
Our Dallas premises liability attorneys will be able to advise you on how to proceed and determine whether you have a strong premises liability case or not. For more information on what to do in these types of scenarios, please contact Rad Law Firm today.