Injured in a Public Place? Here is What You Should Do.

Even the most careful of individuals sometimes get hurt. Getting injured can often result in long-term consequences. However, the situation may be more difficult if you get injured while in a public place. 

Types of Injuries in Public Places

Public places may be owned and operated by a private individual, corporation, or local government. Either way, the person in charge of the building may be liable if you are hurt due to negligence. Some types of injuries you may sustain include:

  • Dog bites.
  • Slip and fall injuries.
  • Car accidents or pedestrian injuries.
  • Falling object injuries.
  • Personal injuries.
  • Child injuries. 

Here is what to do if you are injured while out in public. 

Obtain Medical Treatment

If your injury is severe, you may need to call 911 and travel to the hospital by ambulance. If your injury is less severe, see your doctor immediately. Keep copies of all medical reports, tests, and bills. 

Remember that some injuries may feel minor but then worsen over time. Get the medical help you need as soon as possible.

Inform the Building Owner

The first thing to do is to inform the building owner that you were injured on their property. If the owner is unavailable, find the building manager. Slip and fall accidents occur when floors are left wet, or debris is sitting out where someone can trip over them. Other things that could cause accidents are lighting, faulty equipment, snow, ice, etc.

Gather Evidence

If you or someone you know can talk to witnesses, do so as soon after the accident as possible so you can document the details. You may also contact the police and file a police report. Video or audiotape any conversations so you can share them with your attorney. Collect the witness’ contact information to reach out to them again later if you have more questions. 

Take Photos & Notes

Take photos of the scene, especially if a dangerous condition caused your accident. It’s also essential to write down everything that happened before your memory fades. 

File a Complaint

Depending on where the injury occurred, you may file a complaint against the building owner or city. Find out what government agency you need to contact, obtain the proper forms, and file an official complaint. 

Seek Legal Help

Injuries in public places can be stressful and challenging. Therefore, it’s essential to rely on your trusted personal injury attorney for help. They will guide you through the process, help file paperwork, represent you in court, and help get you the damages that you deserve. 

Contact Neufeld Law Firm today for help with your personal injury case. 

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