There are times when property owners fail to maintain their properties. Either due to a lack of funds, a visit to Myles Haverluck tax, or at times due to a total disregard for the safety of others on the property. These owners rarely see the consequences of their actions or lack thereof until something happens to someone on their property. This is when they are faced with the reality of their negligence. If you are injured on someone’s property due to their negligence, either directly or indirectly, you are entitled to open up a personal injury case against them.
There are many reasons why you should open up a case against the property owner. Firstly, if your are injured person by slipping and falling, your injuries could be serious and even fatal. If you do not open up the case, others could be injured in future. So think of it as a deterrent for people getting hurt unnecessarily. Secondly, you can sue for damages. This includes medical expenses as a result of your injury and not just for that specific day but for all treatment and medication that you will need to purchase due to the accident. You can also claim for loss of income if your injury prevents you from going to work or performing your job description as normal. If your injuries are permanent, then you could claim for loss of earning for the rest of your life. Many people also claim for pain and suffering. This is of course directly due to the injury. Mental distress is another claim arising from personal injury. You should be able to prove how negatively the injury has affected you. For example, you should state that it is causing you unnecessary stress. Stress arises from not knowing how you are going to provide for your family, especially if you are the main source of income at home.
There are many lawyers that specialize in personal injury claims. If you are unable to pay for the services of a lawyer upfront, consider searching for lawyers who conduct pro bono cases. This basically means that based on the merits of your case, they may decide to represent you for free. Pro bono cases work on a no win, no fee principle. So the only time you are liable for any lawyers fees is if they win the case for you. This is a great options for those who do not have the money to pay for lawyers but have solid personal injury cases, with a high likelihood of winning.
If you have been a victim of personal injury as a result of a property owner’s unsafe property conditions, the onus is on you to open up a personal injury case against him or her.