Injured On Someone Else’s Property?
At Boren & Boyd, PLC, we have over 60 years of combined legal experience in personal injury cases. Personal injury law encompasses those injuries that have been experienced as a result of negligence on a property. Some common examples of premises liability cases include:
- Slip-and-fall accident
- Negligent security
- Dog or other animal bites
Some common issues resulting in a premises liability claim include:
- Inadequate safety equipment
- Lack of or insufficient warning about danger on property
- Improper lighting
- Lack of care of pathways
- Ice or other slippery conditions
- Failure to control animal
Premises liability cases may involve negligence of an owner or the occupier of the property. The liable party may be a private individual or a business.
Don’t Minimize Your Injuries
We commonly encounter cases where our clients minimize the extent of their injuries because of embarrassment or for politeness. This usually occurs at the time the accident or shortly after. It is important to tell the truth about the extent of your pain and injuries at the site. You may be speaking to the police, to the owner or to a business establishment. These statements can be held against you if you are not upfront about your injuries.
Also, if you are able to do so, take some pictures of the accident site and get witness names and contact information. Inquire about the availability of surveillance tapes and recordings. Often people don’t think to take this action. It may seem silly, but preserving evidence is important for your claim to be successful. It may be helpful to review the do’s and don’ts of what to do after an accident which we have outlined here.
Finally, contact an attorney right away. If you didn’t have a chance to gather information, your lawyer can take that action on your behalf and speed is important to preserve evidence.
Call Our Office In Jackson
We are located in Western Tennessee and we regularly represent clients throughout the area. Call our office toll-free at 800-727-0622 or locally at 731-423-3300. You may also contact us online to set up a free initial consultation.