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Helping those injured on public and private properties

Injuries can happen unexpectedly and under unlikely circumstances, but understand that it may not be your fault. If you were injured on the property of a business or individual because of the owner’s failure to maintain the premises, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In some cases, it is possible to recover compensation for injuries suffered on public property, such as streets or sidewalks.

The attorneys at Elizabeth Bernard Law bring many years of experience to representing victims of such injuries. Whether you have suffered a badly sprained ankle or a serious head or back injury, a fall resulting from a poorly kept property is the responsibility of the owner, and you are entitled to compensation.

Preserving evidence is key

If you believe you have been injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you will need to act from the moment the injury occurs. Property owners who have been alerted to a hazard after an accident will often rush to repair the hazard to prevent another accident. This means that even a visit the next day can find the hazard addressed and the evidence gone.

Protect yourself by filing a report immediately with police or security on the premises. Also contact the manager of the property immediately to report the accident and point out the hazard. Most importantly, get a picture of the hazard if at all possible before you leave the premises.

Finally, contact the experts at Bernard Law. Our team has handled a wide range of slip-and-fall cases, and can advise you as to your legal rights. There are many types of injuries that can occur on business and individual properties, such as:

• Elevator and escalator injuries in retail stores and other businesses

• Defective or poorly maintained stairways or hand railings

• Cracked or uneven pavement and sidewalks

• Unmarked work zones

• Spilled liquids on floors

• Defective lighting

Contact us today for a free consultation.