Palm Beach County Premises Liability Lawyers
If you approach an escalator at the airport only to discover that it's out of order, you would take the stairs or a nearby elevator instead. Likewise, if you came upon a "wet floor" sign at the grocery store, you would steer clear of the area to avoid slipping and falling.
But what if no one had blocked the broken escalator with cones or set out a sign near the wet floor? You would simply proceed on your way and likely get hurt in the process.
Unfortunately, these kinds of preventable accidents happen far more often than they should. Although property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises to a reasonable standard, many of them fail to do so, and those who visit end up paying the price.
If you were hurt because a negligent property owner did not address a hazard, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, turn to the injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston.
Our Palm Beach County premises liability lawyers will evaluate the incident from all angles to help you determine the most strategic way to proceed. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation.How Do I Prove Damages in a Palm Beach County Premises Liability Claim?
To recover compensation following an accident on someone else's property, you must prove both liability and damages. The best way to prove liability will depend on a variety of factors, but proving damages almost always calls for the same kinds of evidence. To prove you have incurred losses, your premises liability attorney might gather:
- Hospital bills;
- Pharmacy receipts;
- Photographs of any visible wounds or scarring;
- Statistics detailing the lifetime costs associated with treating or managing injuries like yours;
- Paystubs and recent tax returns;
- Statistics detailing the average lifetime earnings of those with your profession;
- Contractor quotes for making any necessary home modifications;
- Invoices for home care;
- Receipts for any mobility aids and/or medical devices;
- Journal entries describing the ways in which the injuries are affecting everyday life; and
- Statements from loved ones about the ways in which the injuries are affecting them.
Gathering the evidence listed above is a considerable amount of work, but when you hire a premises liability attorney to help with navigating the proceedings, you do not have to worry about doing so alone. A seasoned lawyer will have access to a vast network of legal resources, which will make it possible to compile the evidence needed to build a strong claim on your behalf.Call 772-266-5555 for a Free Consultation with a Palm Beach County Premises Liability Lawyer
If you sustained serious injuries because of a negligent property owner, the accident attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are here to help you gather evidence of liability and damages. We take great pride in helping injured parties recover the compensation they need to move on with life. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a premises liability lawyer in Palm Beach County.