How Witnesses Are Helpful to a Premises Liability Claim
Jason R. Schultz
When you are injured on someone else's property, you may be able to file a premises liability case in order to recover compensation for your injuries. However, you will have the burden of proving that there were some dangerous or unsafe conditions at the premises that caused you to suffer an injury.
For example, if you trip and fall, you would need to show that the floor was slippery, the walkway was uneven, there was some obstacle in your way, or something else about the premises that led to your tripping. If you simply were not paying attention when you were walking, or if you fell because your shoe was untied, or some other factor unrelated to the premises, you would not be able to recover compensation from the premises owner.
In some cases, a premises liability claim can come down to your word against the word of the premises owner. You might argue, for example, that a broken tile in the floor caused you to slip and fall. The premises owner, on the other hand, might allege that you were being careless, horsing around, and fell as a result.
When it comes down to your word against the word of the premises owner, it can be helpful to have witnesses testify on your behalf. This might include eyewitnesses who saw the premises liability accident first-hand and who can testify as to the condition of the floor and what you were doing at the time. This might also include expert witnesses who assessed the accident scene.
A premises liability attorney in Peachtree City can help determine what types of witnesses would be helpful in your case. Your personal injury lawyer can also help you subpoena witnesses who do not wish to testify voluntarily or to find expert witnesses who can come to court on your behalf.
For more information on your premises liability case or for help in gathering the evidence you need, contact the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C. today at 404-474-0804.
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