If you are hurt while visiting someone’s home or while walking on their property, you might be unsure of what to do. These tips will help you to take action and protect your rights under the law.
Actions to Take After an Injury on Someone Else’s Property
If you are visiting someone’s home and you fall on a broken step, trip on an uneven sidewalk or slip on an icy or muddy spot, you could end up with some expensive medical bills. In the immediate aftermath of an accident at someone’s home, you might not know what to do. These tips and some advice from a personal injury attorney can help you to protect your rights under Nevada personal injury law.
Document the Scene
If you have a phone or a tablet with a camera, take pictures while you are still at the scene of the accident. Having dated photographic proof of the conditions that contributed to your personal injury could be helpful if you need to go to court or file an insurance claim. You may wish to take a photo of the ice, broken step or uneven sidewalk that caused your fall as well as the immediate injury that you received.
Call for Medical Help
It is important to get medical help right away after a personal injury. A concussion or broken bone requires a medical diagnosis and prompt treatment in order to limit complications. Be sure to save all the documentation related to your medical care, including your admission and discharge paperwork, prescription receipts, follow-up appointments and any bills that you receive.
Get Witness Information
If anyone saw your accident, be sure to get their contact information. If you file a personal injury claim due to what happened at someone’s home or on their property, your lawyer may issue a subpoena or summons to them. Witness accounts of what happened can be helpful for proving your case in court. The witness statements can also be helpful in negotiating a settlement without having to take your case to court.