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The insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying you the money that you need. That is how they stay in business. They use a variety of tactics to accomplish this. They may offer you a sum that is far below what you should receive. They may try to deny your claim outright, or they may delay the process until they have worn you down.

Too many people accept far less than they should receive, fearing that if they do not take the first offer they will get nothing. In most cases, once you take that offer you can no longer pursue further compensation, even if you deserve it.

 

 

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

A premises liability claim can happen anywhere at any time. The most common occurrences of these types of claims include: 

Slip and fall injuries: if another party’s negligence created an unsafe environment that caused you to slip and fall, you could sustain a number of injuries, from broken bones to spinal cord injuries. A slip and fall can be the result of spills and slick floors, icy or poorly-maintained sidewalks or missing handrails.

Swimming pool accidents: each year, thousands of injuries occur and private and public pools. A lack of supervision, faulty equipment or ignorance for acceptable safety standards can lead to a range of swimming pool accidents, from falls on slippery surfaces and diving board accidents to drowning deaths.

Animal bites: pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If you are bitten by an aggressive dog or other pet, you can sustain severe scarring and disfigurement. The pet owners should be held responsible for your injuries.

Rape and assault: poor lighting, a lack of security or broken locks can enable a perpetrator to attack you. If this occurs in a bar parking lot, hotel parking garage, or apartment complex, that business may be held responsible.

Retail accident: if a display falls or a shelf collapses, you could suffer serious head, neck or back injuries. A store owner or manager must make sure their store does not present a danger to consumers.

Verdict against a municipality in federal court for police brutality, when seven police officers assaulted an apartment building custodian

Auto accident where a truck crossed over a median strip, striking the client's vehicle and causing his death

Verdict against an obstetrician for causing Erb's Palsy in a newborn, due to performing a vaginal delivery when a cesarean section would have been recommended.

Verdict against an internist for failure to diagnose a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, causing the death of a mother with two minor children