Common Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
Premises liability claims can include many different scenarios, such as these examples:
- Slips and falls
- Trips and falls
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator and moving sidewalk accidents
- Inadequate security
- Porch collapses
- Stairway accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Lead paint cases
- Dog bites and attacks
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured in a situation like these or any others on property belonging to someone else, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries by talking to a premises liability attorney and making a premises liability claim.
How Can a Honolulu Premises Liability Attorney Help?
If you have been injured on property owned by someone else, you need a Honolulu premises liability attorney to help you with your case. Any kind of litigation can quickly become complicated. Premises liability claims are no different.
Sometimes, cases can be won or lost on procedural elements, meaning that even if you were wrongfully injured at the fault of someone else, you may lose your case because of mistakes made in filing your lawsuit or other legal rules associated with the process.
These kinds of mistakes are easy to make if you try to take on a case on your own. At the Recovery Law Center, our professional legal team takes care of all of the details for you so that you never have to worry about deadlines or filing paperwork. You can relax and put your focus where it belongs – on recovering from your injuries and putting your life back together.
Premises liability claims can easily become complicated. You will need to compile a large amount of evidence to prevail in your case. Between medical bills, information about your injuries, and other paperwork, things can easily get overwhelming.
Your main focus needs to be on recovering from your injuries so you can get back to work and spend more time with your family, not learning how to properly organize paperwork and other evidence in a lawsuit. Let the Recovery Law Center use our decades of experience in managing legal claims here in Hawaii so that you can focus on your health and your family.
One of the primary complications in a premises liability case is the fact that they often deal with multiple parties. The property owner may turn to a builder or maintenance company who may have improperly constructed or poorly repaired whatever caused your injuries. They could point to product manufacturers that they think should be responsible for your accident, or even blame your accident on you.
The bottom line is that no one wants to be held responsible and they will point fingers at anyone else so that they do not have to pay. You need an experienced Hawaii personal injury lawyer to find the liable parties and make sure they pay for their mistakes.
Premises liability cases will also usually involve insurance companies. Do not try and take on the insurance companies alone. It is the insurance company’s job to try and make the lowest possible settlement for claims – and ideally offering nothing at all. This means that you can easily get taken advantage of.
One way to make sure this does not happen to you is to call a personal injury attorney. At the Recovery Law Center, we deal with the insurance companies regularly and we know how to best counter their tactics to seek the maximum compensation owed to you for your injuries.
Compensation Available for Injury Victims in Hawaii Premises Liability Claims
Compensation in a premises liability claim may include both economic and non-economic. Economic damages are those that are associated with a clear dollar value, while non-economic are just as real but do not come with a clear dollar amount attached.
Damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Property damage
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term disabilities
- Loss of consortium
- Death benefits, including funeral costs and loss of income
Please contact us at the Recovery Law Center and we will review what kinds of specific damages might be possible in your case.
What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property in Hawaii
- Get the medical treatment you need. This is crucial for your health. Some serious injuries have delayed symptoms, so waiting to get treatment can put your health in danger.
- Make an accident report. You should report your accident, though who you need to report it to will vary depending on the circumstances of your accident. You should inform the property manager if one is available. If your incident occurred at work, inform your employer. If you were in an area where police or security guards may be present, such as a store, hotel or other high-traffic area, make your report to an officer.
- Take photos of the scene as well as your injuries. Take photos of the area where you were injured. If you are injured too severely to do this, have a family, friend or your lawyer return to the scene to take photos as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the hazard that injured you will be cleaned up or repaired.
- Call an attorney. Premises liability claims are complicated and trying to handle it on your own is risky. Instead, hire a lawyer as soon as possible. While you are recovering from your injuries, they can handle the details of your case.
If you are unable to perform all of these actions, contact Recovery Law Center right away. We can advise you of the best steps to take in your circumstances.
Tips for Dealing With Insurance Companies After an Accident
The most important tip for dealing with an insurance company after the accident is not to deal with the insurance company on your own. Do not talk to the insurance company about your case because it gives them the information they can twist and take out of context to take advantage of you.
Insurers may offer quick settlements for your injuries, which may seem like a simple solution. However, if you accept a quick settlement that sounds good at the time, you may be left with medical bills that far exceed the amount you received. You will have lost your opportunity to seek what you actually need to pay for all of your damages.
Your response when you get a call from the insurance company should always be to “talk to my attorney at the Recovery Law Center.” We have years of experience dealing with insurance companies. We know when a settlement offer is satisfactory, and we are not afraid to tell the insurance company that we will see them in court if their offer is not where it needs to be. We will work tirelessly on your case so that you can seek what you deserve for your injuries.