About Unsafe Property Injuries
The premises liability attorneys at Charles Bean & Associates help people who were injured while on someone else’s property. Unsafe property injuries can be caused by many different types of hazards including:
- Slip and falls on wet or slippery floors
- Trip and falls on broken steps or uneven surfaces
- Falling merchandise
- Defective stairways or railings
- Bad lighting
- Negligent or dangerous activity by the property owner
These types of accidents are described as premises liability cases involving unsafe property. Premises liability law is complex and it is important to work with a lawyer with experience in such cases.
If you are injured while unsafe property, you should call Charles Bean & Associates, PLLC, for a free consultation to see if we are able to help you recover for your injuries.
What to do after being injured while on unsafe premises
The actions you take immediately after being injured on unsafe premises are very important to protect your right to a maximum recovery in your case.
Before meeting with us for a free no-obligation consultation, we recommend that you take the following steps to protect your health and your legal rights:
- Call 9-1-1 for police and emergency personnel to come to the scene without delay.
- Take pictures of the accident scene if you are physically able to.
- Never admit fault.
- Get medical help.
- Report the accident to the property owner. If you’re too injured, ask a friend or family member to report your accident to the property owner for you.
After a negligent premises accident, it’s important to gather all the information you possibly can concerning the accident including:
- The name and contact information of all available witnesses
- The names and insurance information of the property owner
- Witness statements, if available
- Request a copy of any accident report
Don’t talk to others about the accident. You do not need to talk to the property owner’s insurance company, sign any papers for them, or give them a statement without first calling Charles Bean & Associates, PLLC, for a free consultation. You should also stay away from Facebook and other social media.
Examples of Unsafe Property Accidents Successfully Handled
We successfully obtained a settlement for a female client who tripped on a loose board which jutted above the surface of a boat dock causing her to fall on her shoulder. A surgery was necessary and we were able to recover all of her medical expenses plus a sum for her pain and suffering.
We successfully represented a gentleman who was leaving a bank in Sandpoint, Idaho, and suffered a major fall due to a defective raised area of the sidewalk near the bank’s entrance. Our client required surgery with plates and screws, and we were successful in obtaining a settlement which paid for his surgery and provided for compensation for his pain.
We successfully helped a client who walked through a doorway and fell one story to the concrete below due to negligent design, maintenance, and warning that the doorway did not lead to another room and did not have a safe platform as required by building codes. We were successful in obtaining a large settlement for our client.
For more examples of unsafe property accidents that we have successfully handled, please refer to our Case Studies page.
Contact the experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Charles Bean & Associates, PLLC. Call us for a consultation as soon as possible following an accident. We can greatly improve your case by properly preserving the evidence and getting witness statements. It is critical that you talk to an attorney before speaking with the adjuster for the at-fault insurance.