An Injury In Your Home
If a friend or neighbor has been injured on your property, you have just crossed into some tricky waters. If it was a child that was injured on your property, you should prepare yourself for some conflict. Sometimes, an injury in your home can be easily resolved, however, it is not safe to assume so.
There are three simple steps:
- Don’t accept blame. “I’m so sorry.”
- Don’t assign blame. “You should have walked around the ice on my driveway.”
- Call a lawyer.
Calling a lawyer does not mean you are starting a fight. You are just getting prepared if the injured party suddenly decides to pursue their legal rights. Sometimes, the nicest neighbor can decide to sue because something as simple as healthcare coverage. If your neighbor doesn’t have a good healthcare plan, suing you in order to gain access to your insurance policy, might mean saving thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Generally, your children select their own friends, and you have little to no knowledge about the friends’ parents. There are plenty of people who are happy to use our litigation system to help them augment their income. And an accident prone child is just another avenue to do so.
A lawyer will help you document any incident in such a way as to avoid conflicting stories in the future. Your lawyer will give you advice as to what you should and should not say to the injured party. Lastly, just one preliminary meeting with the lawyer will help you sleep at night when those “what if” questions start to arise.
A personal injury lawsuit against you can create havoc with your personal finances and peace of mind. If someone has been injured in your home or on your property, simply meet with a lawyer sooner than later.