Protecting Your Rights in Private Property Accidents
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.
Injuries can occur in so many different ways
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.
Police investigation: The police generally do not issue citations for accidents on private property, but they can investigate. It is always a good idea to report accidents – especially when injuries are involved – to the police. The report that will be prepared can be helpful in pursuing your claim against the at-fault party.
Medical treatment: Your first concern when you have been injured should be medical treatment. Our law firm can help you find a doctor if you do not have health insurance or are not sure where you should go.
Personal injury claim: Gated communities and the owners of parking lots, casinos, hotels and other private property often try to minimize accidents – and the liability of the owners and residents. Know your rights and know their obligations to you. Consult an experienced attorney.
Call us even if the police do not investigate your accident, we can help