There are numerous premise liability cases filed every year. Some of them are valid and some of them weak. A good personal injury lawyer will tell you, upfront, whether or not your case is strong. A good way to avoid wasting your money is to work with a lawyer on contingency. This means that they only get paid if you get paid by winning a jury award or a settlement. You can get an idea regarding whether or not you have a case with some simple consideration about your injury and how it happened.
In order for a personal injury attorney to handle your case, you’ll have to have been acting reasonably in the building or on the property where you were injured. This means that you weren’t running, improperly sitting on furniture or committing other acts that any sensible person would consider dangerous. The premise owner is responsible for providing a safe environment, but they cannot enforce common sense. If you were simply acting as one would have expected and you were injured, it’s likely that you may have a case, though only a qualified attorney knows for sure.
Your attorney will go through all the facts of your case and determine for you whether or not you have a chance at winning it. If you do, you’ll either go to court or seek a settlement. In the latter case, you don’t have to go before a jury. The personal injury lawyer will deal directly with the premise owner or their representation and seek to come to an agreeable sum for your pain, suffering and medical expenses. If it goes to trial, you’ll be appealing to the jury for an award. You’ll have to come up with a concrete figure before you proceed, which the attorney will help you do.
Premise liability law exists to protect everyone. If you were in a store and were injured through no fault of your own, or were injured in a restaurant, school or any other building, you should talk to an attorney about it. It may be that you’re owed money for having been injured in such an unforeseeable way. Remember that it does have to be something unexpected, however. If you were the cause of your own injury, there’s really not any option for you to sue anyone for having hurt yourself.