If you have a premise liability claim, you need to talk to a personal injury law firm about your options.
Such firms specialize in filing suits in cases where people are injured due to a premises defect or hazard, and can advise you of your legal options during a free over-the-phone consultation.
Negligence is one of the foundations of civil suits. It means that someone did not come uphold their duty, which led to preventable harm. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the individual culpable for the injury was incompetent or willingly trying to cause an injury; just that their negligence resulted in someone’s injury.
The first part of filing a premise liability suit is to meet with a personal injury lawyer. You can find lawyers that offer free consultations. They’ll sit down with you and learn the details of your case.
It may or not be viable, and even if the attorney agrees to take the case, there’s no way to guarantee that it will actually win. This will be up to a jury. In some cases, however, the person being sued (in reality, their insurance company) will choose to offer a settlement to avoid trial. In this case, your attorney will negotiate a suitable sum and, if you wish, you can take that payment instead of seeking a jury award in court.
There are situations where a personal injury attorney cannot help you. Engaging in dangerous activities, especially ones that are specifically prohibited by the premise owner generally makes these claims invalid. Every case is unique, which is why its important to have an attorney evaluate the strength of your claim.
A personal injury law firm helps victims with these cases without requiring upfront fees. Through this type of agreement, you only pay attorneys fees if you agree to a settlement or win a jury award.
Contacting such a firm is a good first step in determining whether or not your case is a good one. If it is, the lawyer may be interested in helping you to file and pursue your case. If the lawyer can establish that the premise owner was negligent and that the negligence was a proximate cause of your injuries, you may very well be owed compensation.