No one ever imagines that today is going to be the day when they sustain a serious injury. Unfortunately, accidents are unpredictable, and can happen at any time, and just about anywhere. If you were hurt in an accident because of unsafe property conditions, there’s a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation. That’s where a premises liability lawyer from Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC steps in. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Insurance companies aren’t in the business of losing money. A trained claims professional has a huge advantage when dealing with someone who doesn’t deal with insurance claims on a regular basis. In fact, a 1995 study found that claimants with attorneys generally recovered 2 to 3 times more than self-represented claimants.
Slip and falls are generally considered “premises liability” cases. These cases arise when a property owner or custodian fails to maintain or repair the property in question so that it does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to those that visit the property. A business owner, for example, has a duty to keep his business premises safe for the benefit of the visiting public. This includes keeping aisles, passageways, and floors free of any hazardous conditions that might cause injury.
Premises liability cases commonly include:
Don’t make the mistake of filing for compensation without a dedicated Pikeville, KY personal injury lawyer who can help guide you through every step of the claims process.
Here at Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC, we handle the gamut of premises liability cases. Just some of the injury cases we handle involve the following:
If you were hurt in any of the aforementioned scenarios, or any other circumstance as a result of dangerous property conditions, our legal team is here to help you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
To prove your premises liability claim, you, along with your attorney, should do what you can to gather evidence regarding the circumstances of your accident and the damages you’ve sustained because of it. For example, if you were hurt due to a particular safety hazard, you should take pictures of that safety hazard and notify the property owner of your injury as soon as possible, particularly if you were injured in a place of business, such as while on the job or while in a supermarket. If you were injured in a retail store of any kind, the store owner should write up a store incident report.
Additionally, you should ensure that you seek out medical attention as soon after your accident as you possibly can, even if you do not feel seriously injured immediately after your accident. Doing so will help ensure you receive the necessary treatment, and it will also formally document your injuries and the fact that you took them seriously enough to get medical attention.
If you can, you should also try and ask witnesses for their contact information, as witness testimony often proves very useful when working to satisfy the burden of proof. Finally, you should make sure that you retain the services of a seasoned premises liability lawyer before you file your claim. Your attorney can work to obtain different types of useful information and work to gather all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, such as surveillance/security camera footage of your accident.
If your premises liability claim is successful, you may be eligible to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can include the cost of medical treatment and lost wages from missing work as a result of your injury, among other things. Non-economic damages are made to compensate a person for things such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, a lower quality of life, and other non-financial damages caused by their accident.
In the state of Kentucky, the statute of limitations for most premises liability claims is one year. If you wait past one year of the date of your accident to file your injury claim, you will most likely permanently be barred from doing so. Even though one whole year may seem like a significant amount of time, the truth is, the sooner you hire an attorney to take action on your behalf, the better.
Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC is a dedicated personal injury law firm based in Pike County, Kentucky, and we have extensive experience representing individuals from all walks of life and in a wide range of scenarios who’ve been wrongfully injured. We believe that anyone who has been hurt due to no fault of their own deserves to be adequately compensated for their injuries, and you have our pledge to do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve. Our consultations are free, and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Contact us today so we can begin the fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.