Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer represents individuals who have been injured in accidents that were caused by negligent or careless individuals or companies. When someone sustains a serious injury, because of the costliness of needed medical care, the party responsible for causing the injury may refuse to take responsibility. Sadly, this is not uncommon. Very often it requires the legal assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer protect the rights of the victim. If you or your family member was hurt in an accident that they did not cause, call us to find out how we may be able to secure compensation for you from the liable party.
Accidents in the home, and on personal property, are common and they do not only occur to the homeowner or renter. They can involve visitors to the property as well. If you invite a person to your home or outside property and that individual is injured because you were negligent or careless, you might be held liable. Under some circumstances, even if a person enters your property uninvited and is considered a trespasser, under what are commonly referred to as “nuisance laws” you may still be held liable for their damages. The following tips may help you to avoid these scenarios:
- If you own a pool, hot tub, spa, pond, or other contained area of water, you are required by law to secure it and make it reasonably difficult for even trespasses to enter the water and possibly drown. A strong fence is usually ideal, and a locked gate. Posting warning signs is important too, and placed in locations that people are likely to see. As a personal injury lawyer might tell you, pools and such are what are considered an “attractive nuisance” and are likely to attract trespassers, including children. Therefore, the law requires that you take steps to keep them out of the area for their own safety.
- All walkways and steps should be in good, working condition with no broken steps or surfaces that are likely to cause someone to trip and fall. This type of accident can lead to a serious injury and many victims will turn to a personal injury lawyer, like a personal injury lawyer in Melbourne, FL, to recover their injury-related damages.
- Use lighting in areas where people are likely to travel or drive and which can be difficult to otherwise navigate in the dark. For instance, the driveway and walkways. If a lightbulb burns out, replace it in a timely manner. In this way, it will be challenging for a “victim’s” personal injury lawyer to claim you were negligent.
- If you have a dog, consider moving it to an area where it cannot come into contact with visitors, especially if a child is among them. Dogs can act in unexpected ways, especially with children who exhibit a high level of energy and move quickly. Dog bites run from serious to fatal, and our personal injury lawyer might suggest that serious accidents of this nature are more common than most people realize.
If you or someone you care about sustained a serious injury while visiting someone’s property, talk to our personal injury lawyer who can review your case and determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Thanks to our friends and contributors from The Law Offices of Arcadier, Biggie, & Woods for their insight into personal injury.