If you have been injured on someone else's property, please know we are deeply sorry. We know first-hand how an injury, from minor to severe, can wreak havoc on your life. From financial struggles to a disability, a preventable injury touches every aspect of your life. That is why The Law Offices of John M. McCabe passion is holding those responsible accountable. A premises liability lawyer will fight for you to get the best outcome possible to regain your finances, life, and dignity. Contact us today.
Property owners are required to keep their premises safe for everyone who visits. Keeping premises safe is called having "a duty of care." Maintaining safe premises is:
We recommend hiring a lawyer to get the most out of your claim. However, injuries happen when property owners fail to keep their property reasonably safe. When an accident that causes an injury occurs on someone else's property, it is best to call a personal injury lawyer. A premises liability lawyer will:
With decades of experience as a workplace injury, personal injury, and premises liability lawyer, John M. McCabe will deliver an unparalleled dynamic that gives clients an edge in or out of the courtroom. When we take on your case, we will look at and gather the following:
We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims such as premises liability. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
Although slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises cases, there are several other types of premises cases, including:
Premises accidents can leave you with severe and debilitating injuries, such as:
Even if your injuries are minor, they can directly impact your quality of life. For example, you can experience reduced mobility, chronic pain, and substantial medical expenses for recovery.
When you experience an injury due to a property owner's negligence, there are a few steps you can take to help your case.
It is essential to file a written report with the property owner to document the incident.
Before leaving the accident scene, take as many pictures as possible to preserve all evidence. For example, get photos of:
If you do not take pictures immediately after the incident, the responsible party may repair the dangerous condition that caused the accident. Video footage of your accident may get erased, making it harder to prove your claim.
Get immediate medical attention, even if you do not think you are seriously injured. Often, minor injuries develop into chronic or long-term injuries. Again, early documentation will help prove that the injuries are related to the incident.
If there are witnesses, ask for their contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email address.
After you have received medical treatment, begin gathering medical bills and receipts related to the accident, including any out-of-pocket expenses. Other documents, such as a police or accident report, should also be saved.
Within days you may receive one or more calls from the other party's insurance company. Please do not speak to them. While they may seem friendly, they are calling to obtain a statement from you so they can deny your claim. Anything you say will be used against you, no matter how innocent. It is always best to refer them to your premises liability lawyer.
Defendants and their insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. They will do what is best for them, which usually involves paying the least compensation on personal injury claims if any at all. Refer the owner to your premises liability lawyer.
A premises liability lawyer will ensure you never speak to the other parties involved in your case and work to deliver the best result possible.