Every property owner has a duty to maintain their property. If a property owner fails to maintain his or her property, and as a result a person is injured, the injured person should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Slipping and falling as a result of unsafe property can cause the victim a lot of grief. Not only is there a lot of pain and suffering involved, but there are often expensive medical bills and lost time at work. The entire family of the victim can be negatively impacted by the incident. Those responsible for maintaining the property should be held accountable for their neglect. Personal injury lawyers in Panama City are able to fight to make sure that this happens.
Simply slipping on falling on another person’s property does not mean that there is a chance of winning a lawsuit. The victim must be able to demonstrate that there was a dangerous condition on that person’s property which caused the accident. Once this has been established, the victim must also prove that the dangerous condition was caused by the property owner, or that the dangerous condition was recognized, or should have been recognized by the property owner. Establishing all of these things can be very difficult for amateurs, which is why professionals should be consulted in these cases. Personal injury lawyers in Panama City are practiced at providing the necessary evidence in these types of cases, and holding the guilty party responsible.
Those who have been injured by slipping and falling on another person’s property should immediately gather the contact information of people who may have witnessed the accident. Before leaving the property, the owner of the property should be notified of the incident. Next it is important for the victim to receive medical care, and to follow all of the treatment instructions that are given by the doctor. Once that has been taken care of, the next step is to photograph the dangerous condition, and set aside the shoes and clothing that was worn during the incident. These can be used as evidence in the case. Next, the victim should try to acquire an incident report from the property owner. The business in question may not hand this over however. Personal injury lawyers in Panama City should be contacted before the victim gives a statement to the business, or the business’s insurance companies. Following these steps will maximize the chance that the victim will be fairly treated in a premises liability lawsuit.
Those who have been injured as the result of a dangerous condition on another person’s property should contact Manuel and Thompson Attorneys at Law in Panama City to see if they have a chance of winning a premises liability lawsuit. Personal injury lawyers in Panama City will gather the necessary evidence to hold the guilty party responsible.