Slip and fall accidents can occur at any time. Unfortunately, whether the fall victims are old or young, they often experience severe injuries including, but not limited to, broken bones, sprains, bruising, and long-lasting pain. While an accident can happen at any time, it can be especially distressing if your child is accidentally injured at a neighbor’s home. If your child is injured while visiting your neighbor’s house, then you should bring them to a medical professional to treat their injuries, and immediately contact a slip and fall attorney.
Property Owner Liability
If your child is injured at your neighbor’s house, then, as the property owner, your neighbor could be liable and held responsible. Property owner liability and premise liability will depend on the type of accident that occurred, as well as the conditions surrounding the accident. It will need to be determined if the accident was due to unsafe conditions, an obstruction, or the result of the property owner’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. The good news in this stressful situation is that the Todd R. Durham Law Firm is here to help.
Through a thorough investigation, gathering witness accounts, reviewing the injuries, and examining the site of the accident, our team will help protect the rights of you and your child. In some instances, it might be determined that the accident could have been prevented if the property owner had ample time to identify and correct dangerous conditions. In the latter instance, a property owner can be held liable for the slip and fall injury. If your child was injured because your neighbor failed to post visible warnings about potentially hazardous conditions, then once again he could be held liable. Only through a consultation and investigation can our team help you successfully file a slip and fall claim on behalf of your child.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
Whether your child has suffered from a slip and fall accident at your neighbor’s pool or in their backyard, then there are a few steps that you should take to help throughout the claims process.
- You can choose to fill out an accident report.
- You should document where and when the accident took place.
- Record who was injured in your notes. This is especially important if more than one person was injured in the accident.
- Keep all medical records of the injuries that were sustained during the accident.
- Determine who witnessed the accident. Ask for their statements.
- Make note of who owns and operates the property.
- Take pictures of the location of the accident.
Bring all of the above information with you to your consultation with your slip and fall attorney.
Fall Victims Can Get the Help They Need with a Slip and Fall Attorney
The claims process for a slip and fall accident can be complicated, which is why you should turn to the trusted team at the Todd R. Durham Law Firm. Your child didn’t deserve the pain and suffering they endured from a slip and fall accident, which is why our team of experts is standing by to help throughout the claim and settlement process. To learn more about how our team can help you after your child has suffered an injury at your neighbor’s house, we invite you to schedule a consultation or contact a member of our team today at (214) 222-4000.