West Palm Beach Premises Liability Attorney
This West Palm Beach Premises Liability Attorney can help if you’ve been injured on the property of another person or entity. A premises liability case will result when you’ve been hurt on the property of somebody else. If that injury occurred as a result of a dangerous condition, then you may be able to pursue a premises liability case.
There are various types of premises liability cases. These include:
- slip and fall accidents
- trip & fall accidents
- inadequate and negligent security cases
- intentional torts and negligent hiring, retention, and supervision
- nursing home abuse
- sexual assaults, abuse and rape
- swimming pool accidents, injuries, and drowning
- ladder accidents
- elevator accidents
- escalator accidents
- cruise ship accidents.
Should you be hurt in a premises liability accident anywhere in Florida (including in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade County, and Miami), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711. You can get the assistance you need from this West Palm Beach Premises Liability Law Firm. Mr. Quackenbush will talk to you for as long as you need.Aggressive Representation Provided by this West Palm Beach Premises Liability Lawyer
Should you be injured on the property of another person or entity, there are many things you must do:
- Take pictures of the dangerous condition that caused your accident. Following the accident, the dangerous condition will likely be fixed so that future accidents don’t occur. You will want evidence of what the dangerous condition looked like before it’s changed.
*By the way, the “subsequent remedial measures” doctrine states that, if the dangerous condition that caused your accident is changed after the accident, then you will not be able to use evidence of that change in court. This is because, if you were allowed to use that evidence, property owners would likely not make changes to dangerous conditions on their properties after accidents for fear that those changes would be used in court to show that the defendants had “consciousness of guilt” or knew that their properties were dangerous (otherwise, why would they have made the changes). The Law wants to encourage property owners to keep their properties safe and fix dangerous conditions on their properties which caused accidents, so evidence of “subsequent remedial measures” (changes made to dangerous conditions subsequent to accidents) are typically not admissible in court, although there are exceptions.
- You should report the accident after you’ve been hurt on the property of another person or entity. If you don’t do so, there will be no evidence that the accident actually happened. If your accident occurred in a store or business establishment, you will likely be asked to fill out an incident report. It is important to know that, if you fill out and sign an incident report yourself, you are entitled to it – so you should ask for it. But, if the incident report is filled out/signed by a manager or supervisor at the business establishment, then you are typically not entitled to it.
- Take pictures of your injuries. The appearance of your injuries will hopefully improve. However, you will want photographs of your injuries at their worst for use in court in a later trial.
- Get medical attention. This is important for your health, but it is also important for your legal case. If you don’t go see a doctor or hospital ASAP, the defense may be able to argue that your injuries weren’t that severe. After all, if they were bad, you would have presumably gone to the doctor immediately.
- Don’t talk to anybody from the defendant company or from an insurance company. After an accident in a business establishment, frequently a claims adjuster from the business’s insurance company will want to talk to you. They may even ask to record the conversation. However, you should never do this. There is no good that can come from it, and much bad. It is best to contact an attorney before talking to any insurance representatives.
Premises liability accidents can result in all types of injuries. These may include:
- catastrophic injuries
- neck/cervical and back/lumbar herniated discs (involving fusion and cervical surgeries)
- spinal cord injuries
- bone fractures
- traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s)
- burn injuries
- eye injuries
- vision loss
- hearing loss
- bed sores
- complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
- death (i.e., wrongful death)
As the statute of limitations for a premises liability case in the State of Florida is four years, you have 4 years to file your lawsuit after the accident – so don’t delay.Dial 786-294-7711 to Speak to this South Florida Premises Liability Attorney/Lawyer Today
Mr. Quackenbush can help you if you’ve been hurt in a premises liability case anywhere in Palm Beach County (including in Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington). You can talk to Mr. Quackenbush for free.