- Dog bites
- Car accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Slips and falls
While you might think it is just unlucky that you slipped on icy paving stones at a commercial premises such as a store, office, or other enterprise, the owner of that site is actually responsible for not ensuring his private property was free of ice. It is his responsibility to protect potential customers and employees alike, and if he has not taken precautions to avoid such situations, it is possible that he has been negligent.
What happens if the fall results in hospital treatment, lost wages, or the need to hire someone for care in the home (such as when an elderly individual slips, falls, breaks a hip, and is unable to perform routine household tasks)? We represent victims in these cases, and not the owner of this property.
In other instances, there is what is called “intentional torts,” which means that the defendant did something to deliberately harm the plaintiff. Cases such as this would include theft, physical assault, holding someone against his will, etc.
Getting to the Root of Responsibility
How does a client know who is responsible and what his rights are? All of his rights are publicly available online, but naturally you can also call to speak with a member of our team. Our attorneys will also want to talk with you about some of the risks to consumers who talk to insurance adjusters first.
Insurance adjusters have a job to do: limit the amount of money they have to pay to their clients or on their clients’ behalf. Americans are widely taught not to speak with one before talking to a lawyer, and then advised to direct all correspondence to the attorney instead. If you choose carefully, your lawyer will be dedicated to serving the needs of people, not insurers, and will be unwilling to represent insurance companies.