Would Attorney Houten handle a slip and fall accident?
What if the victim was a friend or a relative at my own house?
What kinds of injuries are included in such cases?
What types of information would a premises attorney need?
What should I do if I was injured on someone else’s property?
Fall down stairs
Slip and fall
Snow and ice injuries
Injuries to children
Parking lot injuries
Swimming pool accidents
Defective handrail accidents
Building code violations
Dog bite injuries
Of course. Now, we need to prove that someone else caused the accident. If there was a broken or defective step resulting in a fall, which would be considered negligence. If there was a hole in a walkway, or insufficient lighting at night, resulting in a fall, that would be considered negligence. If snow or ice that should have been removed causes a fall and injury that would be considered negligence.
Most homeowners have insurance. The victim can file a claim against your homeowner’s insurance policy and attempt to reach a settlement. If they cannot reach a settlement and a lawsuit is required, the insurance company would still pay out any judgment up to the amount of the policy. The policy limits would be disclosed to the victim and he or she would not likely seek damages beyond that.
The injuries sustained by victims of such accidents can range from soft tissue injuries, to burn injuries, to broken bones, to brain injuries, to death. Once your medical provider has stated that your injuries are related to the trauma you sustained, you have an injury that Attorney Houten would be able to help with.
Claims and lawsuits resulting from premises injuries can be difficult. First, Attorney Houten will want photographs and or video of the location of the injury. Second, witnesses and witness statements may be necessary to prove various aspects of liability, or negligence. Third, Attorney Houten will need information about the potential defendant or defendants: were they owners of the land, managers of an establishment, employees, or is there a corporation to be named. Next, will we need an expert to be prepared to testify: this will show the defendant that we are prepared to go to court and trial, if necessary. An aggressive approach, but often required in the world where insurance companies are doing everything they can to reduce claims. Finally, we need your medical records. A simple release signed by the client will allow us to secure the records and provide them to the defendant’s insurance company for review.
If you, or a loved one, suffered injuries due to the negligence of a landowner, contractor, building manager, or other, contact Attorney Tim Houten. He needs to get started at once. He works with the victim towards resolution of their case. He has experience. He has won trials for his clients. His phone number is 978-774-0646.