No matter how much you try to stay safe, accidents can still occur. Sometimes it is your fault, but sometimes, others’ careless behavior becomes the cause of your injury. The wet floor of a grocery store, falling objects from an under-construction site, defective elevator, parking area of a mall, inadequately lit staircase of a company, security issues, or a mad dog who is ready to bite anyone, can sometimes cost you a lot – more than a scratched elbow or injured knee. You can end up with bone fractures or some other severe body damage. Also, do not forget the financial loss due to hefty hospital bills. Well, if you or any of your loved ones have faced any incidents on someone else’s business place, then you don’t need to stay quiet. You have strong reasons to make business owners pay for their carelessness. You should file a lawsuit!
Usually, we use the term slip and fall for cases of personal injury that occur on someone else’s property. However, filing a lawsuit against a business is much more problematic and complicated than going against an individual. They have a strong personal legal team and people who know how to spin things against you. So, before going head-on filing a personal injury lawsuit, you need to know a few aspects to make things fall in your favor.
According to Gomez firm, a renowned law firm, here is some insight into what you should be doing if you have undergone an injury on a business:
Keep your senses intact
It is understandable that the first thing that happens after getting injured is that you lose your senses and reasoning ability, still, you need to get a hold of your senses after getting injured. Try to understand the whole scenario. Look over the place of the accident meticulously. The chances are that the property owner will try to clear out the situation as soon as possible after the accident. In other words, they will try to remove all of the on-site evidence. Like, if the floor was wet, they will mop it out, ff the light wasn’t sufficient, they will fix it. So, you need to be proactive before they get reactive. Take pictures of the site and the cause of the accident.
Make your case strong
One of the most common causes of personal injury suit failure is insufficient evidence and not meeting the criteria to file a case. Besides collecting pictures of the site, you should also gather testimony of eye-witnesses, or look out for other people who have undergone a similar situation on the same business place. Don’t rush things and collect enough evidence to make your case worth considering.
Avoid case blowing mistakes
There are some common mistakes that people make after an injury like, avoid going to the doctor or don’t follow a doctor’s prescription carefully. Such things can go against you in court and the opposition’s attorney can claim that you weren’t injured, so that’s why you didn’t pay a visit to the doctor. Another common mistake that people do is post images and stories of their injury on social media platforms. It is understood that you want to inform your friends about your condition, but you never know what and how things can go against you. So, keep the matter hush-hush on social media as much as you can.
Hire an attorney
Though you might feel like dealing with the situation on your own because you think that it is a simple matter, but it is always better to hire an attorney because he/she is an expert and can guide you. Things can still go against you, even if you have collected on-site evidence therefore, it is good to have someone with you who can deal with all the possible legal matters.
So, now you know what you need to do if you have become a victim of personal injury on someone else’s property. Don’t move away from the matter.