In Pennsylvania, property owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe at all times. If a property owner fails to maintain the premises, visitors can become seriously injured as a result. If this occurs, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about premises liability accidents in Pennsylvania, and what to do if an injury occurs.
Can I Recover Compensation for a Premises Liability Accident?
If you have been injured on another person’s property, there is a good chance that you will be entitled to recover compensation. An injury can take a serious toll. For example, you may struggle physically, mentally, and financially as a result of your injury. You may deserve compensation for burdens such as lost wages, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you have been injured by another party’s negligence, you will have to prove that your accident occurred as a result of this negligence. In order to do so, be sure to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. If possible, document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. You should also call the police, as they can send an ambulance to the scene and file an accident report. Some people attempt to recover from an injury on their own. This can be a major mistake. Going to the hospital ensures that your injuries are properly treated by a medical professional, but it also provides you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Additionally, if anyone saw your accident occur, you should ask for their name and contact information. They may be able to corroborate your version of events. Lastly, be sure to contact an experienced attorney. A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, including evidence like police reports and security camera footage.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney.
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