There are a lot of myths floating around out there about personal injury lawsuits. These misconceptions can make the process of being injured even more frustrating.
Our team has debunked some of the more common myths we see. Take a look:
Myth # 1: If I get hurt on somebody else’s property, they are automatically responsible.
Reality: The property owner is only liable if the owner knew (or should have known) about an unsafe condition, or breached a duty in a way that led to your injuries.
Neglected or hidden tripping hazards, leaking pipes, or property in poor repair are the types of negligence that can lead to an injury where the property owner may be found at fault.
On the other hand, it is not the property owner’s fault if you lose your footing because you were intoxicated or looking at your phone.
Bad weather. Nobody can prevent weather from happening, and the natural accumulation of rain, snow, and ice is not considered negligence in and of itself. If you are out in bad weather, you are expected to take “reasonable care.” Meaning, be careful and wear appropriate footwear.