If individuals are injured on someone’s property due to a lack of security or a hazard that is present, they can seek liability on behalf of the property owner. This can allow them to collect compensation in the form of damages. These damages can provide an injured individual with the care they need at this time. Premises liability cases can leave someone seriously injured or for a long period of time. When this occurs, they should preserve evidence at the scene as much as they can. If they are unable to return to the scene due to their injuries, they can have their lawyer do so for them. This can be used as a way to collect evidence for their case. This evidence may be able to prove that the property owner displayed negligence. If they were aware or should have reasonably known about a hazard on their premises, they should have taken the proper steps to fix this issue. If they failed to do so, they can be deemed negligent.
Before proving that a property owner was negligent, your defense may have to fulfill the burden of proof. The burden of proof refers to the fact that the property owner had the responsibility of maintaining a safe premises. Property owners can be held accountable for someone’s accident if they failed to keep a safe premises. According to federal law, a property owner is responsible for removing unsafe conditions within a reasonable amount of time after learning about it or should have known about the existence of the hazard previously.
What are damages?
Damages are monetary compensation that you can receive after an accident occurs. If you are injured in this accident, you have the ability to seek compensation for these injuries. Compensation can be provided in the form of non-economic and economic damages. Economic damages can cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. Non-economic damages can provide monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. When you have suffered due to an accident, it can have an emotional effect on you. This aspect accounts for the emotional turmoil that you have gone through.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.