If you have been injured on someone else's property, it is critical to take action quickly. The reason for this is twofold: first, evidence can be lost or destroyed if not collected promptly; and second, there is a statute of limitations in place that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.
In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of acting quickly in a premises liability case and what you can do to make sure your claim is successful.
It is critical that evidence is swiftly collected and preserved to avoid damage or destruction in any way. The first step is to take pictures or videos of the scene, if possible. This will document the conditions that led to your accident. It is also important to get the contact information of any witnesses who saw what happened. These people can provide valuable testimony about what occurred and how it happened.
The second step is to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Contemporaneous medical records documenting complaints and treatment can be strong evidence in your case.
You or your attorney will also want to send out a letter to preserve evidence as soon as possible. For example, in a slip and fall case the best evidence of what happened is often from store surveillance video that may be erased if steps are not taken to preserve it. Video can often be useful to show not only the actual slip, but whether a dangerous condition existed for a time period beforehand that would put the store on notice.
Statute of Limitations
In most states, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability claim. This may seem like a long time, but it can take months or even years to collect all of the evidence needed. If you wait too long, you may be barred from recovering any compensation for your injuries.
We Can Help with Your Claim
If you have been injured on someone else's property, do not hesitate to contact an experienced premises liability attorney who can help you navigate the claims process and ensure that your rights are protected.
An attorney can also help you understand your area's statute of limitations and ensure your claim is filed within that timeframe. Contact us today for a free consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about premises liability law and how we can assist with your claim.
Call our Los Angeles attorneys at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to get in touch with someone from our team about the details of your case right away. We will fight to recover your full and fair compensation.