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We often hear from people who think they probably cannot make a personal injury claim because an accident happened in a gated community or on other private property. Not so. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, the at-fault person is liable — no matter where the accident happened.
The duty of due care is everywhere – on city streets as well as the streets of gated communities. When a car backs out of a driveway and hits your car, when a driver fails to see a bicycle and hits the bicyclist, when a pedestrian walking on the shoulder gets hit by a car, the driver is liable for the injuries.
You may have been hit by a car in the valet area of a casino or fallen because of broken stairs in a hotel. Or perhaps you were treated with excessive force by security guards or your car was crashed into in a parking lot. Talk to a personal injury attorney at Koch & Brim to find out where you stand. Any time you have questions about your rights, contact a personal injury lawyer.