Such, however, is unfortunately not the case. While some businesses may very nobly do the right thing and pay these expenses without even being asked, others will try to foist the blame right back on the injured victim, even if it is clear that the property of the business was dangerous.
In other cases, a business might be willing to pay something toward medical expenses, but it is nowhere near what the victim needs to cover her bills. Moreover, a serious injury, such as a bad slip-and-fall, can also leave a person out of work and needing replacement income, at least for a time.
Additionally, there is also a real cost to victims in terms of their pain and suffering and the emotional component of having to deal with an injury.
The bottom line is that someone who gets hurt on the property of another may need legal representation in order to get compensation. In this respect, our law office, which has an attorney who at one time worked for insurance companies and defended their practices, knows the tricks and trades of the business.
We are effective negotiators with property owners and their insurers, and we also use our experience to investigate cases carefully and, when necessary, diligently pursue our clients' cases at trial.
There are a number of ways an innocent Jeffersonville resident can get hurt while visiting a business through no fault of their own. When this happens, it will likely be important for the victim to have legal representation so they can be more likely to get the compensation they need and deserve.