While you do not need a lawyer for your premises liability case, hiring legal representation can help you focus on your physical recovery while also tackling the process of seeking compensation. Our premises liability lawyers can handle all the aspects of your legal case.
When you suffer an injury in a premises liability accident, you may hear within a few days from the insurance company representing the property owner. The insurer may try to convince you to accept a settlement quickly, telling you it is better to wrap up the case as fast as possible.
However, this is not always in your best interest. Once you agree to a settlement, you cannot make a request for more money later, should your doctor diagnose some new injuries related to the accident down the road. An attorney can help to advise you in this type of situation.
How Our Attorneys Can Help with Your Premises Liability Case
Proving whether the property owner in a premises liability case behaved in a negligent manner can become complex in certain situations. Having an attorney on your side can help with investigating your accident, negotiating for fair compensation, and filing all the necessary paperwork for a claim or lawsuit.
For example, if the property owner’s insurance company is claiming that you did not have permission to be on the property, this argument could leave you unable to win a settlement for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
Your attorney can help present facts that show you did have permission or that the property was open to members of the public, meaning you had a right to be present.
How Do You Prove that Dangerous Conditions Existed?
As part of winning a judgment in some premises liability cases, you may need to show that a dangerous situation existed on the property, leading to your injuries. You also may need to show that the property owner should have known about the danger, meaning he or she should have fixed it.
The lawyers representing an insurance company may attempt to argue that you created the dangerous situation or that the property owner had no chance to fix the issue. By hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you, you will have help proving the negligence of the property owner.
Seeking Compensation for a Slip and Fall Case Can Be Complicated
When you suffer an injury because of a negligent situation on another person’s property, you have the opportunity to seek a settlement. You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working in the way you did before the accident
- Pain and suffering
Our premises liability lawyers can help you determine what fair compensation would look like in your particular case and negotiate with the negligent party on your behalf.
Injuries You Can Include in a Premises Liability Claim
The amount of compensation you may be able to receive from a premises liability case will depend on the extent of your injuries. For example, if you slipped and fell on loose floorboards, you may have sustained a concussion or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Mayo Clinic, TBIs can have lasting effects on your physical and cognitive functioning.
You may, for example, require years of physical therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive therapy to help you recover. If you cannot make a full recovery, your life will be altered dramatically. You may not be able to enjoy the same quality of life as you had before or work in the same capacity as you once did.
Our premises liability lawyers will take both your current and future losses into account when calculating fair compensation for your case. If the negligent party’s insurer does not offer a fair settlement, we can then file a personal injury lawsuit to help you seek fair compensation.
Let Our Attorneys Protect Your Right to Seek a Fair Settlement
A lawyer with Bernstein & Poisson can help you seek fair compensation while you rest and recover.
Our team is ready to help with your case as soon as you choose to hire us. We will keep your case on track, ensuring you are meeting the two-year statute of limitations in NRS §11.190(4)(e) regarding a personal injury case. For a free consultation, call us today.