Common Mistakes to Avoid in a Premises Liability Case
The common mistakes to avoid in a premises liability case may not be as obvious as you think. Our North Carolina lawyer explains those details in this video.
What common mistakes do people make in their premises liability case?
Recently, someone called me about a fall they had in a North Carolina store. They wanted to know if I could help them. This particular individual called me and the first thing they told me was that they really hadn’t understood how badly hurt they were. What’s more, somebody had called them from the store and took a recorded statement. When this person gave the recorded statement, they didn’t know how serious this recorded statement was or how much research would go into a claim after that recorded statement. This person had given the recorded statement without contacting an experienced Richmond County, NC personal injury attorney.
That person’s statement didn’t turn out so well, as you can imagine, but it doesn’t end there. The next thing that person did is they delayed going and getting treatment. Later on, when their foot wouldn’t get well and started swelling more and more, they finally went a month and a half later and sought treatment. When they did, they ended up having x-rays taken. They learned that they had a fracture in their foot that was getting worse as time went on.
Yet, the gap between when they fell and when they actually sought treatment was six weeks. Again, when you wait that long, you are going to be accused of not hurting your foot when you fell, but hurting it somewhere else and trying to blame their injury on the store.
Third, they didn’t seek an attorney that was willing to go to court and went to court on a regular basis. They didn’t seek an experienced Richmond County, NC trial lawyer. As a result, their case wasn’t developed in the fashion that it really needed to be. In fact, they waited to find an attorney. When they waited, they had already made the mistakes of giving a recorded statement and not seeking immediate medical attention.
Finally, they realized the attorney they had was not the kind of attorney that would go to court. They gave me a call. They said, “I understand you’re the kind of attorney that will go to court and try your case.”
Unfortunately, though, I looked at the case, and I looked at the other cases that I had, and I said, well, we’ve got three mistakes that were made in this case. I’ve got four other cases where those folks didn’t make those mistakes. I’m not going to be able to take this case because I need to work on the cases where people didn’t make the mistakes, where people called me before they gave a recorded statement, where people listened to me when I said go get your medical attention right away, and where people came to me, someone who’s willing to take their case to court. In those cases, I was able to begin shaping their case right after their injury.
If you have been injured and you are willing to make the effort and do the things that need to be done that are priority, call my office and let me help you before you make the mistakes that my other friend made. I had to turn that case down. Call my office; we’ll get to working on your case. We’ll get you going in the right direction pronto. Call us; we’re here to help you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on another person’s property in North Carolina and have questions about common mistakes to avoid in a premises liability case? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC premises liability lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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