Property owners are required to ensure that their privately-owned establishments are safe for individuals who access the premises. This includes stores, restaurants, apartment buildings, workplaces, and more. Hazardous or unsafe conditions onsite may lead to accidents resulting in serious injuries. Incidents such as a patron slipping on a wet floor, a construction worker falling into an uncovered manhole or a resident tripping on poorly maintained stairs are a few examples. When a property owner or management company has breached their legal duties and a person is injured as a result, the victim and their family may be entitled to compensation. Recovering monetary compensation for such injuries can involve complicated disputes over liability and damages. It is important that you retain a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling such matters. Damon Young is a Peoria attorney who assists with matters which involve a slip & fall. Our office is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Peoria injury lawyer assisting those who slipped or fell on someone else’s property
Owners and operators of commercial property have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a safe condition. Common failures in this regard include wet and slippery floors in restaurants and grocery stores, ice on steps or in a parking lot, or the presence of hazardous conditions on a job-site. One can imagine the plethora of injuries that may occur to the unsuspecting patron, guest, or employee as a result of these circumstances. A person who is injured as a result of a dangerous condition may be entitled to seek compensation for damages if it can be proven that the owner or operator failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the accident. Injuries may range from abrasions and broken bones to traumatic brain injury or paralysis. Victims may incur large medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Claims must generally be made within two years after the occurrence of the injury. To preserve one’s legal rights, it is imperative to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident.
The first step in a premises liability case is for your attorney to contact the owner or operator of the facility and demand that all evidence (such as security footage) be maintained. Taking this action quickly will ensure that such evidence is not inadvertently erased or purposely destroyed. Your lawyer will identify all potential defendants, which could include the owner, management company, or other third parties responsible for the condition. Counsel will deal directly with the defendants’ insurance companies so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Once your damages can be reasonably calculated, a settlement demand will be sent to the insurers. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to litigation. Such cases often hinge on whether a dangerous condition actually existed, whether the defendant took steps to prevent the condition, and whether the victim was injured as a result of their own negligence. Many times, expert witnesses will need to be retained to establish each of these points. The outcome of each case will depend on the specific type of property and the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Damon Young is a Peoria injury lawyer who understands how an accident can derail one’s life. Unexpected injuries, emergency medical treatment, and the inability to go to work can be disruptive to the victim and their family. Damon has experience holding property owners accountable for failing to maintain their premises safely. He will fully investigate your case, requesting all relevant security footage, speaking to eyewitnesses, and working with experts to determine the cause of the accident. He will maintain contact with your treating physicians to understand your medical prognosis. This information, along with the opinions of vocational and economic experts will allow him to quantify your potential damages. He is not intimidated by large corporations or their insurers who seek to avoid responsibility for harming others. He believes your recovery is more important than their bottom line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.
Peoria injury lawyer staying in contact with clients after injured on the premises of another
Our office is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service to our clients. Damon will meet with you at the hospital or your home if needed during your recovery. He provides his cell phone number to his clients to ensure that he is accessible to answer their questions and concerns throughout the case. Damon is determined to achieve the results his clients have come to expect. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our office to speak with a Peoria attorney today.
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