Stop for a minute and think about all of the places you go in a week. How about a month? We know, there are usually too many places to count. Is it really that surprising, then, when an injury occurs?
Actually, most injuries that happen on another person’s property are preventable but the property owners or the people who work for them are negligent in their duties. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to help you if you get hurt.
When you need a Bellevue injury attorney, we will work diligently to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
One of the most often neglected part of a person’s property is the parking lot. Often, this is because the parking lot does not actually belong to the establishments there. Because it is often a third party property owner, maintenance is not performed regularly. This can lead to major injuries due to uneven surfaces, broken pavement, and damages curbs. All of these are trip hazards. Falling onto the concrete can be especially devastating for the elderly.
When you do inside of a retail store, grocery store, or some other facility you frequently visit, you should be able to expect safety. All employees should follow proper protocols when it comes to cleaning up and maintaining the facility. This includes cleaning up spills and removing obstacles that can be a slip and fall hazard.
Building maintenance teams should always be on the lookout for things that need repair, including regular inspections of:
There are many hazards that restaurant workers need to be aware of, beginning with spills because they are going to happen. They also need to ensure that all broken plates and drinking glasses are disposed of so patrons do not get hurt. Many restaurants serve food on sizzling hot plates, but they need to ensure the customers know not to touch them.
As with all places that sell food, cooks and food prep workers need to know the proper storage and cooking temperatures for all foods so they can prevent instances of food poisoning.
When you go to someone’s private residence, you should still expect safety. They should take care of all hazards or at least warn you about the potential for danger.
The costs of a premises accident injury go beyond medical expenses, which is something that insurance companies do not like to think about. They want you to take the first settlement they offer and be happy with it. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will make sure you are fairly compensated. This means coverage for your medical expenses, lost income if you are unable to work, as well as pain and suffering damages.