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What to Do If You’re Injured on Someone Else’s Property

Written by: Lamark Media
January 18, 2017
While walking around the pool in your apartment complex, your feet suddenly come out from under you and the next thing you know, you’re flat on your back on the hard concrete walkway. Or maybe you were going up the steps of a local building and suddenly tripped due to a faulty staircase.

No matter the reasoning behind your injury, being hurt on someone else’s property is not only painful but costly.

Some injuries that could occur on another person’s property due to hazardous conditions include:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Muscle strains
  • Sprains
  • Shoulder injuries

There are many reasons why you may suddenly become injured on someone’s property, such as:

  • Defective/broken staircase
  • Wet floors
  • Oily floor
  • Unsecured carpets/rugs
  • Loose/broken floors/sidewalks

It is up to a property owner to ensure that their place is safe when they invite others into their business or home.

If you’re hurt on someone else’s property, it’s often assumed that you will get a doctor and assistance on your own. Unfortunately, this can become expensive, as medical bills rack up.

After an injury on someone else’s property, you should seek medical help right away. Even if you’re able to get up and walk, you should complete a medical examination to determine the extent of your injuries.

You should also take down important information such as where you were injured, the conditions of the area where you were injured (was the floor slippery but there was no warning sign? Was the carpeting coming apart? etc.), and the date and time of the accident. If you were hurt on someone else’s property, rather than at a business, their homeowner’s insurance policy may help cover some of your medical expenses.

At ChiroCare of Florida, we believe that seeking medical attention should be your first priority. The law gives you a couple of years to seek out legal services, but less than two weeks to get medical assistance. Whether you suffered whiplash or need rehab after a broken bone, our experienced doctors can help you get back to everyday activities.

Contact one of our ChiroCare of Florida locations closest to you or call 1-877-DRRIGHT to schedule an appointment.

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