Common Injuries at a Home or Residence
Many injuries that happen at a home involve slip and falls or construction defects, but they may also involve a pool or trampoline. Falls are one of the leading home injuries and they’re responsible for 2.5 million ER visits in the United States every year. Most falls occur in a home due to slippery floors or loose carpets, loose steps, uneven paths, poor lighting, or unrepaired hazards. Slip and fall accidents may also happen outside the home due to improperly maintained walkways.
Negligence in Personal Injury Claims and Homeowner's Insurance
As with other types of personal injury claims, it’s necessary to prove that the property owner or home builder was negligent and their negligence was the cause of the accident. It isn’t enough for an injury to occur on someone else’s property; the property owner must have had reason to know of an unsafe condition that they failed to address.
For example, it isn’t enough for someone to be hurt diving into a pool on someone else’s property but the homeowner may be liable if the diving board wasn’t property secured or maintained and this caused the injury. A construction defect that has caused an injury or death can also make a home builder liable.
What to Do if You're Injured at Someone's Home
If you have been injured at someone’s residence, the first step is to seek medical attention right away and document your injury with photographs. If possible, get photographs of the scene of the accident. Preserve evidence including your medical records and expenses.
As soon as possible, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida during this process as the insurance company is not on your side. They will try to settle or limit your claim as much as possible and may not offer enough to fully compensate you.
If you have been injured at someone else’s residence, contact SteinLaw today to schedule a consultation with a Florida personal injury lawyer to review your legal options and seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States and one of the most common types of personal injury claims. In 2017 alone, there were over 402,000 traffic accidents in Florida that resulted in over 254,000 injuries and more than 3,100 fatalities. If you have been seriously injured in a roadway accident and believe someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior caused the accident, you may have the right to compensation from the at-fault party.