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What Happens if You’re Hit by a Falling Object?

Posted by Trent Kelly on April 19, 2021
What Happens if You’re Hit by a Falling Object?

If you get hit by a falling object, it can cause serious injuries, including head trauma that can have lasting effects. Let an Austin premises liability attorney seek compensation from the party responsible for your accident.

Premises owners and operators are responsible for ensuring that their properties remain in a safe condition at all times. When property owners fail to maintain their properties properly, serious accidents can result. These accidents, in turn, can lead to equally serious injuries.

One common type of accident that may occur on someone else’s premises is a falling object accident. When a heavy object falls from a high place, you could suffer serious injuries as a result, including a crush injury or a traumatic head or brain injury.

If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, the Austin premises liability lawyers at TK Injury Lawyers, are ready to help. Please speak with us today to find out more about how we could assist with your premises liability case. 

Duty of Care Owed by Premises Owners to Property Visitors

The duty of care owed by a premises owner to a visitor on the property depends upon the visitor’s status on the property at that time. For example, if the property visitor is a business guest, then the property owner usually owes a higher duty of care than if the visitor is a social guest.

In most cases, premises owners have a duty to warn about unknown dangerous conditions on their property. They also have a duty to warn about those conditions or correct those conditions within a reasonable period of time. If a property owner is aware of loose objects on their property and the potential that they might fall, they should take the necessary precautions ahead of time to safeguard against a serious accident occurring. If the premises owner fails to undertake these actions and a serious accident or injury occurs, then the property owner could be liable.

Pursuing a Claim against the Property Owner

If you suffer a crush injury or some other injury caused by a falling object on another person’s premises, you might be able to file a claim with the property owner’s insurance company. If the accident occurred at someone’s residence, the property owner’s homeowner insurance policy typically comes into play.

In a personal injury claim that arises from a premises accident, the accident victim has the burden of proving all of the necessary legal elements, including both fault and damages. If the accident victim is able to prove these elements, then he or she could recover monetary compensation for all of the injuries sustained. This compensation might include coverage of all medical expenses and lost wages, as well as compensation for inconvenience, pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and other permanent damages.

An attorney could assist you with pursuing a claim against the property owner, seeking the monetary recovery that you need for your injuries. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin protecting your rights. 

Call an Experienced Austin Premises Liability Lawyer Today

The skilled team of attorneys at TK Injury Lawyers, can assist you with every aspect of your premises liability claim. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an Austin premises liability attorney, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information.

 

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