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Premises Liability Attorneys Help Victims Recover Full Compensation for Injuries Suffered on Another’s Property

Protecting the rights of the injured and holding the negligent accountable for a combined 50 years

Property owners of all types have a duty to ensure that their property is safe and accessible for visitors. Failing to adequately maintain property or willfully ignoring dangerous conditions often leads to significant injuries to innocent victims. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, we help victims prove their claims and recover maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Whether you’ve been injured in a grocery store, at someone’s home or in a restaurant, we are here to guide you through the legal system to a successful resolution.

 

Continue reading to learn how an attorney can help you with your injury case.

Video Transcript

So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

Common causes of premises liability injuries

Both commercial and residential properties require substantial attention to condition and must be properly maintained to prevent hazardous conditions. Our injury attorneys help clients that have suffered injuries on another’s property due to:

  • Dangerous, slippery substances on floors
  • Broken stair handrails
  • Uneven or broken steps and sidewalks
  • Inadequate lighting in walkways
  • Negligently placed merchandise displays and walkway obstructions
  • Faulty elevators, escalators, doors and windows

If any of these types of conditions led to injuries, you may be able to recover compensation if you can prove that the property owner:

  • Knew or should have known about the condition(s)
  • Failed to rectify the problem or warn visitors and
  • You suffered injuries and damages due to the dangerous condition

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A property owner’s duty of care varies based on a visitor’s classification

There are three different classifications for visitors depending on their purpose for being on another person’s property including:

  • Invitees – If a property owner invites someone onto their property for the commercial benefit of the owner, that visitor is considered an invitee. This category covers commercial properties such as grocery stores, shopping malls and restaurants. Property owners must maintain, regularly inspect and repair the property to eliminate dangers.
  • Licensees – If you invite a friend, family member or any person onto your property for social purposes such as parties, that person is a licensee.
  • Trespassers – Owners are typically not liable for injuries sustained by trespassers unless the owner was aware of the trespasser’s presence and failed to warn him about known hazards.

Children are also owed a higher duty of care that requires property owners to take additional precautions to protect children from dangerous conditions, especially conditions knows to attract children such as swimming pools and trampolines.

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Many people are unsure about their legal rights after suffering an injury on another person’s property and don’t know who to turn to for help. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our personal injury attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns, investigate the specific circumstances surrounding your injuries and develop a plan designed to get you the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, send us an email or call (561) 293-2600 today.

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