First Steps After Being Injured on Private Property
IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, CALL (800) 863-5312 TO SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR ZINDA LAW GROUP PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS TODAY
Did you slip and fall in a grocery store? Were you hurt in someone’s yard? Zinda Law Group may be able to help. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured while on private property, contact an experienced Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyer today to discuss your case. We have the knowledge and ability necessary to help guide you through the entire legal process. Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for your 100% free consultation.
STEPS TO TAKE AFTER BEING INJURED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, you may be able to sue the property owner for compensation for your injuries. Below are relatively easy steps to take immediately following your accident:
1. Report Your Injury
If you have been injured on private property, you should immediately put the owner of the property on notice of the incident. Putting the owner on notice will help preserve any evidence of your claim, which may come in handy later on when negotiating a settlement agreement. Make sure to keep any records of communication or correspondence you make to the negligent party.
It is important to keep all methods of the communication between you and the property owner in writing. For example, limit your communication to that of email or text messages. These emails and text messages may become important evidence in your personal injury lawsuit, especially if the property owner is disputing his or her previous admittance of guilt.
2. Seek Medical Attention
Next, you should seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. A medical professional will be able to diagnose any and all injuries you have sustained, even the ones you are unaware of. A medical professional will also be able to create an official medical record, which will benefit you when discussing potential compensation.
3. Collect Evidence
The next step is to collect evidence of the incident. This evidence will help to substantiate your claim and may help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available in your case. Collecting evidence includes taking pictures of your injuries, the location of the incident, and the surrounding property. Further, you should also obtain the names and contact information of the property owner and any witnesses. It is also important to get and maintain the property owner’s insurance information.
4. Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Lastly, if you have been hurt at someone’s house, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help you in your private property injury claim. Accidents that occur on private property may become very complicated, especially when it comes time to file a lawsuit. Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyers may be able to help you through each step of the legal process.
For example, our knowledgeable attorneys have the ability to discuss your case, determine who is at fault, negotiate with insurance companies, and more. We are here to ensure that you do not have to face this difficult time on your own.
WHAT MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY?
If you are a homeowner, it is important to know what structures or property additions may increase the risk of injury to others on your property.
Spending time in a swimming pool is a great way to beat the heat, exercise, or merely relax with friends; however, accidents can happen very quickly. Swimming pool injuries may include slip and falls, electrocution, traumatic brain injuries, drowning, and more. If you are a homeowner, never allow children to swim without supervision, do not permit guests to swim while intoxicated, and always provide basic safety precautions, such as fencing around the pool.
Animals may also cause injury to guests while on your property. For example, you may be liable if your dog were to bite another individual while in your house or yard. If you are a homeowner and have one or more animals on your property, it is important to always keep properly maintained fencing, kennels, or other enclosures.
Trampolines are another common property addition that may increase the risk of injury to guests. Although entertaining to use, trampolines may also be dangerous. For example, there may be collisions with other trampoline users, falls, improper landings, and many other accidents that may lead to injury. Homeowners should ensure constant supervision with children, avoid letting guests use an old or rusted trampoline, and should keep the trampoline away from trees, pools, garages, or other structures.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property and believe you are entitled to compensation, call Zinda Law Group today. We have the ability to investigate your case, help determine who is at fault, fight for you in front of a judge, and more.
WHAT KIND OF COMPENSATION MAY I RECEIVE?
If you were injured while on private property, you may be wondering what kind of compensation you may be eligible to receive. There are two main kinds of compensation that you may entitled to: “economic” and “non-economic” damages. These kinds of damages are described in more detail, below.
Economic damages are those damages that can easily be put into monetary terms. These kinds of damages are totaled by adding up your receipts, bills, invoices, and other fees relating to your accident. Examples of these damages include:
- Ambulance cost
- Hospital fees
- Past and future medical costs
- Pharmaceutical costs
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost business opportunities
- Property damage.
Non-economic damages are more difficult to establish when compared to economic damages. This type of compensation is not easily determined by adding your out-of-pocket expenses and are subjective in nature. Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damage to reputation
- Disability and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship
- Physical impairment.
If you have been injured due to an accident occurring on private property, you may be entitled to compensation. Zinda Law Group attorneys are available to discuss what your case may be worth. Further, our personal injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to guide you through each step of the legal process. If you were hurt while on someone else’s property, call us today.
HOW MUCH DOES A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER COST?
If you are considering bringing a personal injury claim, you may be wondering how much an attorney may cost. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Each case is different and will require a different amount of legal action. The costs of a personal injury attorney will depend on the complexity of your case, as well as the time and resources that would need to be spent on it.
Further, the total amount you will spend on your attorney fees and related costs will depend on how your attorney requires payment. For example, some attorneys require a consultation fee to even discuss your case, some will require thousands of dollars upfront as a retainer before beginning your case, and many require payment for every hour they spend working on your case. It is important to discuss attorney fees with any potential lawyer, before hiring them.
At Zinda Law Group, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay us a cent unless we are able to get you compensation in your unique case. In other words, your obligation to pay our attorneys is contingent upon us winning your personal injury lawsuit. We believe each one of our clients should get top quality legal representation without the added stress of paying immediate attorney fees and costs. Further, our “No Win, No Fee” guarantee gives our attorneys an extra incentive to work more strategically, more aggressively, and more competitively on every case we take.
Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys cannot guarantee an exact cost for your case; however, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your unique claim. Call us today to get a better idea of how much your personal injury attorney fees may cost you.
IF YOU WERE HURT WHILE ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY, CALL ZINDA LAW GROUP TODAY
If you are injured on private property, either commercial or residential, Zinda Law Group may be able to help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. The legal process may be confusing and may sound daunting; however, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and ability necessary to guide you through the entire process. We can help investigate your case, determine who is at fault, negotiate on your behalf, and more.
If you have been injured on private property, contact one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys today at (800) 863-5312 to discuss your unique case. Our attorneys fight hard for every single one of our clients and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Consultations with our personal injury attorneys are free, and you do not pay us a thing unless we are able to get you compensation in your case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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