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Accidents can happen anywhere. But did you know that if an accident happens in a public place, you have the right to file for compensation for your injuries? That is, of course, if you can prove that the property was not properly maintained and it wasn’t your fault. But what you do directly after an injury will make all the difference. Here we’ll show you exactly what you should do if you’re injured in a public place and how to get the best outcome for your case.
Having detailed photographs of the area you were injured, the hazards that caused your injury, and any signage can help prove your case. Record it from several angles to gather as much evidence as possible for your claim. If you are severely injured and need medical attention, ask that someone with you or a witness take the photos for you. The more evidence you have on hand, the better it will be for you.
Having a written document of all the details of your injury is very important. Write down exactly how the accident happened, the exact location, and the extent of your injuries. This will be useful when determining who was at fault for the accident.
If anyone was witness to your accident, it’s in your best interest to ask them for their contact information and to write down everything they saw and heard. You should also have them provide their contact details, and to sign and date the statement. Friends and family can make good witnesses, but independent witnesses who have no personal stake in your claim make better ones.
Even if your injuries aren’t serious, it’s important to visit your doctor or a specialist who can file a medical report. These documents will demonstrate that your injuries were, in fact, real and can help verify that dangerous conditions were the cause.
Seeking legal advice is the most critical step. Only a personal injury lawyer fully understands the laws governing public liability claims.
Our team has decades of experience in fighting cases like yours. When you work with us, you’ll get the information you need to decide on the best course of action. You’ll always have someone to speak to who will keep you informed and guide you through all the steps surrounding your claim. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you file a claim.