Who is the Plaintiff?
After determining who owns or is in possession of the property, the premises
liability requires a determination as to whether the plaintiff was an "invitee," a "licensee," or a "trespasser." The property owner's duty to the plaintiff can vary significantly
depending on the plaintiff's status. Insurance companies and potential
defendants generally act quickly in contacting potential witnesses and
injured parties, taking photographs and performing other investigations.
To protect your own interests and your claim, do the following after an accident:
Photograph the scene of the accident, including surrounding hazards
Write down everything you remember about the incident
Find witnesses who may have seen the injury occur
Request security camera footage if available
Have the property inspected for safety violations
All of this information will be invaluable to your attorney and their team
of experts and investigators as they determine if you have a viable premises
liability case and begin to build your claim so that you can move forward.