What Does Hidden Debris Have to do With a Premises Case?
By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
Published: August 30, 2019
Debris on any property can be extremely dangerous, but what happens if a person slips and falls or trips and falls because of hidden debris? Hidden debris can change locations such as falling over or landing up in a walkway and thereby, obstructing an area in which a person is expected to pass.
If this occurs and you are the one who suffers, it is imperative that you consult with an Indiana premises liability attorney, such as Jeff Shaw. Jeff Shaw works hard on behalf of all accident victims who suffer in slip and fall accidents in Indiana to recover compensation on their behalf and to assist them with settlement negotiations.
The Burden of Proof for the Victim
If you can show that hidden debris caused your injuries, you might be able to recover full and fair compensation for the extent of your injuries. If you do not have the support of an experienced premises liability attorney, however, it can be much more difficult to recover the funds that you need to move on with your life after this incident.
It is very hard for people who suffer in slip and fall accidents and sustain injuries like broken bones or traumatic brain injuries. This is because the medical bills associated with recovery from this can be catastrophic and because a victim can easily find themselves stressed out dealing with all of the consequences of another person’s responsibility.
Hidden debris may be one way in which you are able to hold a premises owner liable for the injuries you sustained in an accident. It is your responsibility to show that they knew about a dangerous condition or should have known about it, and in failing to correct it, exposed you and others to serious risks and accidents.
It’s always hard for a person hurt in an incident to know what their next steps and to get support if an experienced attorney is not hired. Thankfully, when you have a lawyer on your side, you’ll have a better idea of what is involved in every aspect of your premises liability claim.
Hidden debris can include construction materials, broken tiles, and other pieces of equipment or items that fall from above, emerge from a hole in the floor or obstruct the walkway in a number of other ways. When this happens and you suffer an injury, and can show that the hidden debris should have been removed from the area and instead was left there for you to suffer the consequences, you can use this information as evidence in your premises liability claim.
It’s not easy for most people who have suffered in an accident like this to know their next steps and to begin to put together a compelling injury claim without the support of a lawyer. Thankfully, when you contact Jeff Shaw who has extensive experience in this field, you will be in good hands and will have a clear expectation of how your injury claim can be resolved effectively.