While not extremely common, people can sometimes get hurt on another person’s property as a result of the property owner’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the injury, some people could be looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills as a result of their injuries. If you or a loved one are ever hurt on the premises on another person’s property, it is imperative that you contact an accident injury attorney to discuss what actions are best to make. Accident injury attorneys like Matthew Porter of the Porter Law Firm are experienced and knowledgeable in the legal intricacies of premises liability, making them a valuable asset to your case.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is the liability of a property owner when someone becomes hurt on their property as a result of the property owner’s negligence or inability to keep the property safe. In all states, including Tennessee, a property owner must make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors. There are multiple things that could, or could not constitute premises liability, so in an effort to make it more clear we, at the Porter Law Firm, PLLC, have compiled a short list of situations that could lead to a premises liability lawsuit.
- If someone ventures on to a property and is bitten by an animal.
- If someone slips and falls, resulting in injury.
- If someone is injured as a result of the property being dangerous.
- If someone is injured as a result of inadequate security.
- If someone is injured as a result of faulty equipment on a property.
- If someone is injured as a result of falling objects on a property.
- Any situation where someone is hurt as a result of something that could have been prevented by the property owner.
If You Become Injured:
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
Depending on the severity of the injury that has been inflicted as a result of the property owner’s negligence it is important to seek emergency medical attention. While one of your first thoughts might be to contact an accident injury attorney, it is of the utmost importance that you seek medical attention before contacting an attorney for legal aid and legal representation. If the injury that you have suffered is severe, you have two options.
If the injury that has been inflicted is life-threatening do not hesitate to go to the hospital. The emergency room is the only suitable medical treatment facility for life-threatening injuries. Life-threatening injuries as a result of dangerous premises can range from but are not limited to, trauma to the head to severe lacerations to internal bleeding. After you have been treated, be sure to contact the Porter Law Firm, PLLC and ask to speak to an accident injury attorney.
If the injuries that have been sustained are not life threatening then the nearest medical treatment center to the premises will suffice, whether that be the emergency room or an urgent care. Urgent cares, while not equip to handle life-threatening injuries, can provide treatment, or initial treatment to injuries as serious as broken bones. Once you have left the urgent care and recovered it is imperative that you contact the Porter Law Firm, PLLC and ask to speak to an accident injury attorney.
Contact An Accident Injury Attorney
As we stated above, your first priority after becoming injured on the premises of a negligent property owner is to seek treatment and recover, but once you have recovered it is important that you contact an accident injury attorney like Matthew Porter at the Porter Law Firm, PLLC and request a free consultation.
During your free consultation with an accident injury attorney at the Porter Law Firm, PLLC you will be asked to recount what happened at the scene of the accident as well as to provide all of the evidence you have that suggests the owner of the property is at fault of being negligent. Once you have done so, your attorney will start to build you a case.
The goal for your accident injury attorney is to form a case that ensures that you will get a settlement worthy of repaying you for your medical bills, a time where you were unable to work, as well as emotional and physical damage that may continue to exist.
If you have been hurt on the premises of another person’s property due to their negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact the Porter Law firm, PLLC today.