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