PROVING YOUR CLAIM.
If someone is injured on another person’s property, four elements must be established to determine if that person was negligent:
- Duty: It must be shown that the property owner had a responsibility to take measures to ensure visitors to the premises would not be harmed.
- Breach of duty: The injured party must then provide evidence that the property owner neglected to fulfill his or her duty.
- Injury: It must be shown that the injured party did, in fact, sustain injury.
- Causation: The injured party must then provide evidence that the property owner’s negligence was the direct and proximate cause of the injuries, for which compensatory damages may be sought.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
- Document all information relating to your injuries – what caused your injuries, names of those you spoke to, statements made, and the date and circumstances of the injury or damage.
- If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident, the personal injury/damage and the location of the incident.
- Keep documentation of any time lost at work due to an injury and all medical records and bills resulting from treatment of the injury.
- Keep documentation of any treatment that you receive including bills, consultations, and/or recommendations.
- Contact Mehta Law.
Mehta Law can help you better identify and understand who is responsible for the injuries you sustained.
Contact us now to discuss your claim and to learn how we can help you.