Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law represents Oklahoma City victims after a premises liability hazard causes a painful injury. We help victims and their families demand full support from local businesses and property owners, and large corporate chains. We want our clients to be able to pay their hospital bills and get back on their feet. Our skilled Oklahoma City attorneys provide free case consultations to all victims. Contact us today to make sure you understand what your case is worth.
Should I Call a Lawyer After Getting Hurt on Someone’s Property?
If a business owner or a property owner’s negligence left you with a serious injury, you may be giving up money if you don’t talk over your case with a skilled Oklahoma premises liability attorney. If your hospital bills are high, insurance companies often like to seek ways to avoid having to accept blame for your accident. They might try to blame you for a broken bone or a brain injury. They may convince you that filing an injury claim wouldn’t be worth the trouble.
Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law is your safeguard against these kinds of bad business practices. Your lawyer would secure the evidence necessary to hold insurance companies completely responsible. Your lawyer would also monitor every settlement offer that came your way. If it didn’t cover all of your hospital bills and other damages your lawyer would help you reject it and demand more.
Oklahoma Premises Liability Laws
Premises liability holds property and business owners responsible for the safety of their guests, customers, clients, tenants, and others. This might leave a local business owner or landlord responsible when someone takes a fall on the wet floor at a store or on crumbling stairwell at an apartment complex.
These owners and operators all owe visitors and residents a “duty of care.” They must monitor for these dangers and remove or fix them in a reasonable amount of time. When they don’t, they can be held liable for every recovery bill the victim receives.
This duty is in place whenever they walk across a supermarket parking lot or you walk into a hotel lobby. A single owner or a corporation may be responsible for providing support to you and your family as you recover. A city department could also be liable if you are hurt at a parking garage or inside a government building.
These are just a few of the types of premises liability accidents that send innocent victims to the hospital:
- Slip-and-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Accidents
- Falling Merchandise
- Stairwell Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Accidents Caused by Machinery
- Electrical Burns and Shocks
- Assault Injuries Due to Negligent Security
- Amusement Park and Water Park Accidents
- Exposure to Chemicals
- Carbon Monoxide Leaks
- Hazards on Residential Properties
- Accidents Leading to the Tragic Death of a Loved One
Your lawyer fully investigates your accident and collects evidence to show a property owner or operator’s negligence caused your injury. If you are hurt at a major retailer like Walmart, you will likely face off against corporate lawyers. It’s critical to have a legal representative of your own to make sure these teams of lawyers can’t find ways to rob you of compensation.
Compensation Available for Slip-And-Fall Victims
Your lawyer will submit your claim to the business owners’ commercial liability insurer. This claim will include a full list of every hardship you and your family have suffered since the accident. Each damage will be backed with evidence.
Anything left off this list won’t be something that can add to the amount on your slip-and-fall injury settlement check.
These and other factors will have to be considered when determining what you’ll demand from an insurance company:
- Hospital and rehabilitation cost totals
- Estimates on lifelong support for a permanent disability or a disfigurement
- Totals on travel costs to and from doctor visits
- Support for physical pain
- Support for emotional trauma
- Totals on your lost paychecks and benefits while you miss work
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my family earn support if a loved one is killed in a tragic premises liability accident?
Yes. If a property owner’s negligence causes a deadly accident, family members of the victim can seek support. Family members file wrongful death claims to ask for help with funeral costs, and medical costs, and in replacing the income the deceased can no longer provide the family.
How long can I wait to file an Oklahoma premises liability accident claim?
Two years. Oklahoma personal injury victims have up to two years from the date of the injury to file injury claims. Acting quickly is still the best strategy because waiting can make evidence harder to find and witnesses more difficult to locate.
What if I can’t afford to pay a premises liability lawyer?
You won’t need any upfront money to hire Ylla | Gosney Attorneys at Law. We don’t accept payment unless we win your case. Then our fee comes out of the settlement you receive. We also adjust our fees to make sure you keep what you need to rebuild your life.
Contact an Oklahoma Premises Liability Accident Attorney
At Oklahoma City’s Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law we want to protect accident victims until they are back on their feet again. You may not be sure if you have a strong personal injury case, but that’s exactly what our free legal consultations are for.
Find out what your case may be worth in this no-obligation case review with a real Oklahoma Premises Liability Lawyer. Contact us as soon as possible. At Ylla|Gosney, we offer a free consultation with no pressure to hire us. We simply want you to know everything you need to know before you decide on your next step.