Monthly Archives: May 2014
Question: I was hurt on another person’s property. Do I have a case against the property owner for my injuries?
Answer: Premises liability cases most often take the form of a slip and fall or trip and fall injury. However, they would also include any other injuries which take place upon the property of another. Being struck by a car driven by a valet attendant or having an item dropped on you at a store are also considered premises liability cases. Premises liability cases are also determined by where they occur. This could include a business such as a store, restaurant or casino and would also include the home of another person.
Answer: Yes, you should always call the police from the accident scene if you are involved in an auto accident. If the police are able to come to your accident scene (their circumstances may not allow them to come to your accident scene), they will investigate the accident. Their investigation may include taking pictures, measurements and witness statements. Without this information, it may become difficult or impossible to later prove the fault of the other driver for the accident.
Answer: While your safety or the safety of others may impact this issue, usually it is better NOT to move any of the cars involved in the auto accident until the police arrive. Once the police arrive, they will be able to access the situation and will tell you if and when to move your car. Moving the cars involved in the accident will often impede the investigation of the police and may prevent them from issuing a citation to the person they believe caused the accident.