We know you hear about what happens if you get hurt on another person’s property. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner or someone who works for them, always seek legal assistance from a qualified attorney when deciding what to do.
We understand these cases at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin; today, we want to review common misconceptions many people have about getting hurt on someone else’s property. When you need a Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyer, call us today.
These Injuries Are Never Expected
We know that the last thing you expect to have to deal with is an injury happening due to the negligence of a property owner or the people who work for them. Things happen: Slip and Fall Incidents, falling objects, poorly maintained displays and shelves, and more. If an injury does happen, we want you to keep some things in mind:
1. Minor Injuries Can Be Major
Many people who sustain small injuries do not think they need to seek medical assistance, much less legal assistance. Please know that minor injuries in the aftermath of a premises incident may hide major underlying problems. Minor injuries can also lead to major medical expenses, which you can be on the line for if you do not report an injury and seek legal assistance.
2. Your Insurance May Not Cover Everything
Insurance companies will not jump at the opportunity to cover your expenses, especially if another person is at fault. An attorney can do two things – 1) work with your insurance company 2) file a lawsuit to ensure that the property owner’s insurance company becomes part of the narrative.
3. You Have A Timeline
More personal injury cases need to be filed within two years of the injury occurring or from the discovery of the injury. However, that does not mean you should wait. If you suspect an injury, you should immediately seek medical assistance to prove the injury occurred the way you claim it did.
4. They May Blame You
As crazy as it sounds, the other side is probably going to try and blame you for your own injuries. Their insurance company will do everything possible to lower or eliminate a settlement by proving they were not at fault.
What can be Done After an Injury?
If you or a loved one are injured due to the negligence or inaction of a property owner or employee, we want to help. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on having a knowledgeable and experienced team by your side that will fight to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible