In your travels you enter many locations for purpose of simply visiting or conducting business. In many instances, there are many unforeseen hazards that are permitted to remain by the property owner without warning you that the hazard is present. If you are injured as a result of the property owner’s negligent disregard, you should pursue a legal remedy.
You should be aware that when you are a “guest” in a Delaware residence the negligence above-referenced may not be actionable. To the contrary, when you are invited to a property for business reasons (shopping mall, office building, etc.) the owner has a duty to cure known hazards and/or warn you that the hazard exists.
TEAM TICE is often retained when injuries occur as a result of a slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall, falling object, among other injuring events on premises owned/operated by others.
Note: Capturing as much information about the precise location of the hazard and how same caused your accident is critical to later proving your case and achieving compensation. Photographs, maintaining your clothing in the same condition, and gathering the contact information of witnesses are helpful in this regard.
Note: Under Delaware law your legal action must be filed within 2 years from the date you were injured due to the hazard on the premises. 10 Del. C. § 8107.
Get any witness name and contact information. Be sure to verify the accuracy and completion of as much information as possible.
Make a report to the property owner or property’s Risk Management Department and get a copy of the report
Go to the Emergency Room or Medical Aid Unit and document your injuries and explain what happened to the physician so that the mechanism of injury is also documented.
Contact us to discuss this matter during a complimentary consultation prior to speaking to anyone else or giving a recorded statement.