Every property owner has a responsibility of taking care of their property. Whether it is winter or summer, the property should be cleaned and well maintained. If the property is being used by the public, it needs to be maintained more often to prevent anyone from getting injured on it.
Sadly, people get injured every day. The number one cause of these injuries is slip and fall. If this happens to you and if you get injured on someone else’s premises, is there something that you could do about it?
Luckily, Seattle Premises Liability Attorneys from Russell & Hill, PLLC can help you file a premises liability claim against the person who was in charge of property maintenance. Here are the things that you have to prove in order for your claim to be successful.
The Defendant Legally Owns the Property
The first thing that you have to do is find evidence that the person you are suing actually owns the property. These type of documents can be easily obtained, but you would need an attorney by your side to help you get them. Even if the defendant owns the property now, perhaps he or she did not own it at the time when you had your accident. Your job is to find evidence showing that the person you are filing a claim against was the owner of the property at the time of the accident, and was in charge of property maintenance.
The Defendant Was Negligent in The Care of the Property
The next thing that you have to find evidence of is negligence. This includes any information that shows that the property owner failed to maintain their property, increasing the risk of someone getting injured. If you can find evidence that the landowner failed to provide a safe environment on the property at the time that the accident took place, you will have a claim in hand. Look for any clues of negligence or carelessness and everything that could have put you (or someone else) in danger.
You Suffering An Injury in That Particular Accident
Finally, you have to be able to prove that your injury came from that particular accident. This means that you have to use your doctor’s report (assuming that you received immediate medical attention) and every other evidence that you have to prove that you the injuries you suffered came from that particular accident.
In most cases, this is an easy thing to do. The only complication is if you failed to seek medical attention. Without being able to connect your injuries to that particular accident, you will not have a strong case to present.
This is where Premises Liability Attorneys in Seattle come into play; they have the knowledge, resources, and experience you need, and know how to help you prove that your injuries came from that accident. Give them a call at 206-880-7703 today, and schedule your consultation to learn more about their methods and how they can help you secure the compensation and have a successful claim.