Premises Accidents
Fallen man

Defective steps, broken railings, improper lighting, slippery floors, poorly maintained carpeting, raised sidewalks, broken doors and negligent repairs are just a few of the very common hazards and dangerous conditions that may exist on a subject property that can cause very serious injuries to an individual.   If you were injured on a property due to a hazardous, defective or dangerous condition, it is important to take the following steps.

  1. Take a good look at the defective, hazardous condition that caused your injury.
  2. Take photographs of the property defect or dangerous condition.
  3. Obtain the names, addresses, phone numbers of all witnesses to the accident.
  4. Obtain the property address and try to ascertain who is the owner of the property.
  5. Call the police.
  6. Go to the hospital from the scene.
  7. If the pain continues, follow up with a physician immediately.
  8. Contact Gassler & O’Rourke to discuss the accident and your potential bodily injury claim.
  9. It is important to give timely notice of the accident to the property owner’s insurance company, but do this through your attorney.