You’ve been hurt on someone else’s property because the property owner or operator was negligent. Whether you fell at an Orlando grocery store, a central Florida restaurant, or any other type of Florida property, you may be able to recover damages if you take the right steps.
What to Do After You’re Hurt on Someone Else’s Property
Typically, a premises liability case involves:
- Reporting the accident. If you fell in a store or at a business, the manager should have an accident report form for you to complete. For other types of property, you should let the property owner know when, where, and how you were hurt.
- Getting medical treatment. Make sure you get prompt medical treatment for your injuries. This will help your physical recovery and also help you prove that your fall or other accident caused your injuries.
- Contacting an attorney. Premises liability cases can be challenging to prove. An attorney can make sure that your rights are protected and remove the stress of handling a lawsuit from your shoulders.
- Investigating the cause of your accident. A full investigation needs to be done to determine why you fell or got hurt. Your lawyer will ask the right questions, request the right evidence, and make sure that all evidence is preserved for your negotiations or lawsuit.
- Negotiating with the insurance company. Your lawyer may send a demand letter and negotiate a fair recovery with the property owner’s or business’s insurer.
- Filing a premises liability lawsuit. If a fair insurance settlement can’t be reached, your lawyer will file a complaint in court to begin your premises liability lawsuit and represent you at every stage of litigation.
- Receiving compensation for your injuries. At the end of negotiations or the completion of court proceedings, you should receive compensation for your past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages.
Begin protecting your rights today. Contact attorney Louis Berk for an initial case evaluation. Once you hire a Florida premises liability lawyer to represent you, you won’t have to worry about failing to take the right steps to protect your rights. Instead, you will have someone on your side fighting for your fair recovery of medical costs, lost income, pain, suffering, and other damages.