Injuries occur all the time – whether you’re cautious or not. From work, school, and everyday social encounters, everyone runs the risk of injury without even acknowledging the possibilities. This is definitely a good thing because no one wants to spend their life worrying about the next potential hazard waiting in their path. But when something happens without warning and injuries do occur, people look for someone to blame.
From dog attacks to slip and falls, injuries occurring on somebody’s private property may raise questions about liability and who is responsible during an insurance claim. If you’re injured while on somebody’s property, you may be entitled to damages. Before or immediately after you seek medical attention for your injuries, make sure you report the incident to the property owner or store manager, if they are currently unaware. Don’t give the store a statement but make sure you get the names of any witnesses at the scene, as they will be important when attempting to recover for your injuries.