If you’re ever injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. At Farani Taylor Solicitors, we’ll review your case and determine if it’s strong enough to justify pursuing legal action. If we agree to take on your case, we’ll provide you with the diligent representation you deserve.
That being said, there are certain early steps you should take when you are injured on someone’s property if you believe your injury resulted from their negligence. Taking the necessary steps early is key to strengthening your case.
Although the specifics of every circumstance can vary, in general, you should take the following key steps if you ever find yourself in this situation.
Document the Scene
Imagine you were to sustain an injury on a commercial property because the property owner or manager failed to address a hazard. If you tried to prove this was the case, they might have addressed the hazard in the meantime. This makes it difficult to prove they are truly at fault. That’s why it’s a good idea to document the scene to as much of a degree as possible when you’ve been injured. While your first priority should always be addressing your health and wellbeing needs if you’re injured, as long as you feel capable of doing so, you should also try to take pictures of the conditions that resulted in your injury before the property owner has time to correct them.
File a Report
There are often instances when you’re expected to file an official report when you sustain an injury on someone else’s property. Thus, if you ever are injured in this type of situation, ask the property manager if they have a procedure for doing so. It’s simply important to have documentation indicating you took the necessary steps to officially report the incident. Should you pursue legal action, you need to be able to indicate you took the incident seriously enough to file an official report of it. This also provides an official narrative, so you can’t be accused of changing your story later.
Collect Witness Reports
Were there any witnesses on the scene who saw you sustain your injury? If so, try to gather statements from them. At the very least, you should gather their contact information. They may be able to help you build your case later.
It’s also important to contact solicitors with experience you can rely on. Those are exactly the kinds of solicitors you’ll find at Farani Taylor. If you believe you have a personal injury case, call us today on 020 7242 166 to get expert advice at no cost.