When you’re walking on someone else’s property that has safety hazards you don’t know about, it’s possible for these hazards to cause significant harm. An injury can mean medical care costs, time away from work, and an extensive recovery process. If your injury happened because of the property owner’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim against them to recover your damages. To give your claim the best chance of success, you’ll need experienced representation from the Midland premises liability lawyers from Buckingham Barrera Law Firm.
Our attorneys will stand up for your rights and do everything we can to maximize your compensation. When you’re trying to recover from an injury, you’re likely thinking about how long it’s going to take before you can get back to your day to day life. While taking the time to deal with a personal injury claim may seem daunting, your compensation will help you financially recover the losses of the accident, which will help you move on.
How Do Premises Liability Accidents Happen?
Premises liability accidents often happen without warning. One second, you’re thinking about the task you’re trying to accomplish while walking around a store or moving through a lobby, and in an instant you’re hurt. Unfortunately, if the accident happens in a public setting, it can be a common reaction to want to brush it off so others will stop looking and you can get back to your day. However, the adrenaline rush from the accident can mask injury symptoms. You may think you’re fine, but then discover you’ve sustained injuries.
According to Texas law, in a premises liability case, a property owner needs to “use ordinary care to reduce or eliminate an unreasonable risk of harm on the premises that the owner should know about.” A crucial part of our investigation will include finding out how your accident occurred. Returning to the scene of your accident could provide insight into what happened, in addition to accounts of the accident and the kind of injuries you sustained. Premises liability accidents usually happen because the property owner failed to keep their property safe. This can show in a few different ways. Some common examples of premises liability accidents include:
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks
- Leaks, spills, flooding
- Construction areas lacking signs or barriers
- Ice and snow
- Torn or unanchored carpets
- Unstable railings
- Exposed wires
Once our lawyers in Midland understand what happened, we’ll analyze how the injuries have affected you. We’ll look at your projected recovery time or if the injuries could have long-term consequences. No matter what, our premises liability attorneys will seek full and fair compensation for you.
What Are Examples of Premises Liability Injuries?
The injuries from an accident can be severe. If someone loses their balance in a slip and fall, they could hit their head and sustain a traumatic brain injury, which could cause issues with communication, memory, and thinking. Damage to the spinal cord or bones is also a major concern. Construction areas could have risks of falling objects or areas under maintenance could have exposed wires that pose the threat of electrocution.
Your injury could take weeks or months to heal. In more severe cases, you may have sustained a catastrophic injury, which could prevent you from returning to the workforce. Adjusting to life after this injury can be emotional and will take time. What you don’t need is concern for how you’re going to afford your medical bills, future care, and how you’re going to sustain a living if you cannot return to work. That’s where we come in.
The Midland attorneys at Buckingham Barrera Law Firm will estimate your losses and what you would have earned had you been able to return to work. Keeping these financial damages in mind, we’ll also consider your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the accident. With these facts, we’ll calculate a fair amount you should seek as a monetary award.
What Should You Do After an Injury?
Your actions after a premises liability accident could help your future claim. Following these steps will help establish when and how you were hurt and how it affected your life.
- Report the Incident. If you’re able to, report the accident to the person in charge of the property. This is best in the form of a written account. It’s important to do this as quickly as possible because the details will be fresh. You’ll also have a physical document dating when the accident happened.
- Seek Medical Attention. A doctor will be able to evaluate your injuries and start treating them. Waiting to see a doctor could allow your injuries to worsen and you may not be able to claim compensation for your injuries if they progress.
- Contact a Lawyer. After you’ve seen a doctor, you should get in touch with a premises liability lawyer. The sooner you meet with a lawyer, the sooner you can start the legal process and get one step closer to recovery.
It’s important to remember that after you’ve been hurt, you are your number one priority. Taking the steps mentioned above will protect your health and your future.
Buckingham Barrera Law Firm Protects Injury Victims
When negligence leads to your injuries, you can hold that person or entity accountable for their actions. Our lawyers have years of experience helping personal injury victims receive fair compensation and get their lives back on track. It all starts with an obligation-free consultation where we take a look at your case and determine its validity and its possible outcomes.
With a premises liability case, the laws may differ depending on where you sustained your injury. Prolonging meeting with a lawyer could put your claim in jeopardy. If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, reach out to our law firm today.